Samsung Electronics has finally launched its latest version of Note series, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 in India today. This launch closely follows the launch of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ in India last month. There will be two storage variants; cheaper 32Gb variant priced at Rs. 53,900, while you can own the 64GB variant after shelling out Rs. 59,900.
Pre-orders for Galaxy Note 5 will start from today and it will finally go on sale from September 20. The Note 5 will be available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium color variants starting 20 September.
As usual the Galaxy Note 5 features a Super-Amoled display, which measures 5.7-inch and offers Quad-HD resolution (1440×2560 pixels) at 515 pixels per inch. The smartphone is powered by Samsung’s own 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2.1GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
On the imaging front, the Galaxy Note 5 boasts of a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization, apart from a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The camera can be immediately accessed by double pressing the the home button. The Galaxy Note 5 also boasts of a live streaming feature which is built directly into camera app.
The phone runs Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI on top of Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and has no microSD support. The Galaxy Note 5 packs a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery, which as per Samsung’s claim gets fully charged in 90 minutes with a wired charger and in 120 minutes on wireless charging mode. The device comes with 4G LTE Cat. 6 modem and is compatible with Indian 4G LTE bands. All other standard connectivity features as also present.
Te new Galaxy Note 5 measures 153.2×76.1×7.6mm, and a weight of 171 grams and comes with 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for free. Those who pre-book the device will additionally get a free wireless charger, and a one-time screen replacement. What do you feel about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5? Will it be a success in India or otherwise? Please feel free to comment below.