The next-generation Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the star of a new rumor, alongside a dual-edge handset allegedly codenamed "Project Zen."
Last year, Samsung launched its Galaxy Note 4 flagship phablet at the same time as the Galaxy Note Edge, which sported virtually the same specifications but with an edge display (both devices pictured above). This year, however, rumor has it that Samsung will launch only one Galaxy Note 5 version with high-end specs. The purported Project Zen dual-edge handset, meanwhile, will reportedly come with lower-end specifications.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to boast a Super AMOLED display with either a 2K (1600 x 2560 pixels) or a 4K (2160 x 3840 pixels) resolution and pack an in-house Exynos 7422 processor under the hood.
Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, SamMobile now reports that this Exynos 7422 processor may include the CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and modem, arriving as Samsung's first all-in-one chipset.
"The Exynos 7422 is expected to be the company's first ever all-in-one solution (ePoP) as it will combine the CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, and modem on a single chip. The Galaxy Alpha also had a similar solution inside, but it only combined the RAM and storage in a single package at the time," the publication explains.
Moreover, one source told SamMobile that Samsung is also internally testing the Galaxy Note 5 with a new Exynos 7430 processor, but this version might not make it to commercial markets. Samsung reportedly has different prototypes in the works as well, with both 2K and 4K displays.
When it comes to the dual-edge version of the Galaxy Note 5, meanwhile, SamMobile claims that the handset is codenamed Project Zen and will not come with the same high-end specs of the flagship phablet. This variant will reportedly sport a 5.4- or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge display, a hexa-core processor, a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), an 8-megapixel front shooter, and S Pen support. It remains unclear for now whether this Project Zen model will debut at the same time as the flagship Galaxy Note 5.
Either way, with no official word from Samsung, it's all still in the rumor state at this point. As always in such cases, take all leaks and reports with a grain of salt until formal confirmation.