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Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is coming August 12

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 release date has been a major issue of contention, but it may have just been cleared up entirely.

That’s thanks to a new report that claims the Note 5 will be announced on August 12, and then actually go on sale on August 21.

This tip comes courtesy of Sammobile, which cites “insiders” as the source of the definitive launch dates.

The report also claims Samsung is planning to launch a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus alongside the Note 5.

This claim is corroborated by a second article that was published a few hours ago by the Korea Herald.

According to the piece, Samsung originally planned to launch both devices at the annual IFA tech trade show in Berlin in early September.

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The release was advanced however, reportedly to “boost its sagging mobile devices” and avoid clashing with the long-rumoured iPhone 6S launch, also tipped for September. But will it work? Perhaps not.

“Advancing the unveiling date may not help Samsung much to turn the tide and make up for its lackluster sales performance in the second quarter of this year,” explains park Kang-ho, an analyst at Daishin Securities.

The first report suggests that the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will also be accompanied by the official launch of Samsung Pay, the company’s Apple Pay rival.

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