Samsung Galaxy Note 5 vs Huawei Mate 8 Leaked Specs and Images

Details about the upcoming flagship phablets from both Samsung and Huawei have started to surface online.

Earlier this week, supposed CAD renders of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 - the 2015 phablet superseding last year's handsome Note 4 - were uploaded online by former Engadget senior editor Evan Blass who now goes by the infamous Twitter handle, @evleaks.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Given his track record and the fact that - historically - Galaxy S and Note models within the year really tend to look alike, I think these are highly accurate.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The materials and design elements aren't clearly shown in the renders but I think there's a big chance that it will have dual glass panels sandwiching an anodized aluminum frame just like what's on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Heck, I can almost imagine those details, looking at these shots.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Following this leak, hardcore Samsung fans and 'industry insiders' shared what they believe will be the technical specifications of the SGNote5. They said that the 2015 stylus-totting phablet will be equipped with a 6-inch Quad HD SuperAMOLED display, either Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and a massive 4,100 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery pack.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Meanwhile, just a few hours ago, this image - which shows what looks like press images of the Huawei Mate8 2015 phablet - was posted online by GizmoChina.

Huawei Mate 8
If this photo is really what it appears to be, it seems that the Mate8 will have a shell that's predominantly made of meal and feature even thinner screen bezels as well as a fingerprint scanner at the back, below the camera module similar to that what's on its predecessor.

GizmoChina likewise disclosed some of the phablet's purported technical specifications. According to them, Huawei Mate 8 will sport a 6-inch Quad HD dislay, the company's own powerhouse 64-Bit Kirin 950 chipset, and 4GB of RAM. Last year's model already had a 4,100 mAh battery so I'm guessing the refresh will have an even bigger pack.

Cool design, specs and all -- but how much will they be? In 2014, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 entered the country with an official suggested retail price of Php 37,990 while Huawei Mate 7 donned a price tag of Php 27,890. I believe the 2015 follow-up to both models will have almost the same SRPs upon their local launch.

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