Ahead of Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event last week, there were rumours that the company may pack a huge 4100mAh battery in the Galaxy Note 5 to handle
the QHD display. However, the rumour turned out to be incorrect as the company's latest Galaxy Note-series handset featured
only a 3000mAh battery.
Now, a new leak has tipped that the company may fit the 4100mAh battery into the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's rugged variant, likely to be launched as the Galaxy Note 5 Active in November. PhoneArena reports that the new Galaxy Note 5 variant may arrive in week 46, which begins from November 8, or the second-week of the month. Adding further, the report citing a tipster claims that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active will be made available exclusively on AT&T, similar to the Galaxy S6 Active.
The handset much like other Active-variant is said to sport IP68 rating that will make it water resistant (continuous immersion in water over 1 metre) and dust resistant, and also make it sufficiently rugged to be shock resistant. It will probably also feature a US Mil-STD-810G rating, like the Galaxy S6 active, certified to withstand vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and high altitude.
Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active packs a larger 3500mAh battery compared to the original Galaxy S6's 2550mAh battery, the logic is that the Galaxy Note 5 Active will feature a larger battery. Though, one of the biggest doubts is that Samsung has never launched an Active variant of its Galaxy Note-series in the past. We will have to wait till November to see whether Samsung has an Active variant of its Galaxy Note 5.
Recently, a dual-SIM model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was reportedly up for retail pre-orders in the Philippines. We can expect Samsung to announce the availability of the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5 in other markets soon. To recall, Samsung last week at its launch event had clarified that its Galaxy Note 5 will be available only in select markets.