Samsung might release the Galaxy Note 5 early to dodge the curse of Apple

Even Samsung knows not to mess with Apple

The South Korean smartphone maker has adjusted the launch date of the Galaxy Note 5 in an effort to duck the release window for Apple’s next iPhone.

Apple’s forthcoming smartphone, expected to be an iterative update to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, is likely to debut in September. Last year’s iPhone 6 announcement was held on September 9 and the phone became available 10 days later, on September 19.

It’s well known that every major Apple hardware release dominates the tech news cycle, and it’s no surprise that the same is true of sales. In 2014, sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 suffered when the phablet hit shelves after the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the first Apple phones to feature the larger screen sizes popularized by Samsung’s own Galaxy line. 

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is expected to have a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display and a cutting edge “all-in-one” Exynos 7422 processor that combines the CPU, GPU, RAM, internal storage, and LTE hardware into a single system on a chip.

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Taylor Hatmaker

Taylor Hatmaker

Taylor Hatmaker has reported on the tech industry for nearly a decade, covering privacy and government. Most recently, she was the Debug editor of the Daily Dot. Prior to that, she was a staff writer and deputy editor at ReadWrite, a tech and business reporter for Yahoo News, and the senior editor of Tecca. Her editorial interests include censorship, digital activism, LGBTQ issues, and futurist consumer tech.