Samsung has launched its Galaxy Note5 flagship phablet in India at Rs 53,900 for 32GB and Rs 59,900 for 64GB variant. The phone will be available in India starting Spetember 20 in black sapphire, gold platinum and silver titanium colours.
Samsung took the covers off its latest top-end phablet on August 13, where it also introduced the Galaxy S6 edge+. The curved screen phablet was unveiled in India within a week of its global showcasing, priced at Rs 57,900.
Galaxy Note5 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560p) Super AMOLED screen that supports the company’s proprietary S Pen stylus. The phablet is powered by Samsung’s 64-bit Exynos octa-core (2.1GHz quad-core + 1.5GHz quad-core) processor, backed by 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Samsung is likely to launch both 32GB and 64GB variants of the smartphone in the country; the handset does not support microSD cards.
Samsung Galaxy Note5 sports a 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and a 5MP front-facing camera. The device packs a 3,000mAh battery that supports fast-charging on wireless as well as wired chargers.
In terms of connectivity, the latest Samsung phablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, microUSB 2.0, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, and 4G LTE Cat 9 / LTE Cat 6 (differs by market) options. It also has integrated fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.
According to Samsung, the newly-designed Galaxy Note5 provides a new set of productivity tools such as SideSync, along with a much refined fifth-generation S Pen capabilities for better multitasking.
Samsung claims the Galaxy Note5’s new S Pen feels more solid and balanced in the user’s hand, offering improved writing capabilities and a variety of tools. It features a clicking mechanism to offer a better experience and users can now quickly jot down ideas or information even when the screen is off without even unlocking the phone. The ‘Air Command’ feature has also been given an upgrade; now the icon hovers for instant access to all of S Pen tools from any screen at any time. Users can also annotate on PDF files and capture lengthy web articles or long images at once via ‘Scroll capture.’