With the Galaxy S6 launch behind us and the Fall coming up, much talk has surrounded the next flagship device in Samsung's lineup and the successor to Galaxy Note 4, the upcoming and still unannounced Samsung Galaxy Note 5. There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the device including numerous specifications and even a presumed launch date speculated to happen prior to the expected time frame that has been used to launch previous devices in the series of devices. In addition to the details about the Galaxy Note 5, there have also been some rumored details emerging about the Galaxy S6 Plus, the latest being that both the Galaxy S6 Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 may launch alongside each other before the Summer is over.
The current speculation is that Samsung may be opting for a sooner release of the Galaxy Note 5, potentially bumping up its launch date to late August, placing it in a Summer launch time frame instead of sometime in early Fall after an unveiling at the upcoming IFA. IFA would be the more logical time for unveiling the new phone with a launch shortly afterward since this has been the announcement time for previous Galaxy Note devices. An earlier launch however, could give Samsung a head start ahead of Apple's next device launch said to be the iPhone 6S, while also helping them breathe new life into slowed smartphone sales over the second quarter.
While this isn't the first time it's been speculated the Galaxy Note 5 could launch earlier than expected based on previous year's device launches, it hasn't yet been mentioned that the Galaxy Note 5 could launch alongside the Galaxy S6 Plus. Whether or not this is a good move for Samsung is anybody's guess, but there seems to be opinions based on both sides, with some analysts believing the earlier launch could help to give Samsung's lower sales the jump they need, while others feel that releasing two flagship devices side by side could ultimately do worse for the sales of the new devices. August is just a short couple of weeks away, with IFA coming up shortly after in the beginning of September so whether Samsung chooses an earlier August launch date or the standard announcement during IFA, both are close enough that the wait won't be long.