Samsung on Thursday officially launched Galaxy Note 5, its latest flagship phablet. The company also announced Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Samsung Pay at the same unpacked event. It comes in Black Sapphire and White Pearl colors options and can be pre-ordered starting from today, but the phablet will be go on sale on August 21st in the United States. Samsung has not enclosed the pricing of the smartphone.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with 5.7-inch Super AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution. The phablet is powered by a 1.5 GHz Exynos 7420 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. The chipset currently used is one of the fastest in the market which the South Korean itself manufactures.
The phablet will be available in two different storage variant- 32GB and 64GB. Surprisingly there is no 128GB variant announced by Samsung. It has a 16MP camera with f/1.9 aperture, optical image stabilization, auto real-time HDR mode, and capable of recording 2160p videos. There is a 5MP front facing camera for video calling via Skype and other Selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS with Touchwiz UI on top. On the security front, the phablet is equipped with enhanced fingerprint sensor which can be used for authenticating the financial transactions.
The phablet packs with a 3,000mAh non-removable battery with wireless and fast charging feature. The connectivity includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G, GPS and NFC.