Samsung has today launched the much awaited Galaxy Note 5 at an event in India. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has been priced at Rs 53,990 for the 32GB edition and Rs 59990 for the 64GB variant. Note series has always managed to appeal a certain niche of buyers who are essentially looking out for a well equipped premium phablet, additionally the S-Pen feature has been one of the main highlights of the device. For a change, Samsung seems a little sensible in pricing the Galaxy Note 5 this time, all thanks to the aggressive competitors.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 runs on an octa-core Exynos processor paired with a 4GB of RAM. The phablet is equipped with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display and the storage options stand at 32GB and 64GB. The very fact that Samsung has gone for a sleeker looking metal finish, similar to the Galaxy S6 also means that it had to ditch the microSD card slot, something Samsung was previously lauded for equipping all their devices with.
On the imaging front the Galaxy Note 5 touts a 16-Megapixel primary sensor with Optical Image Stabilization, phase detection autofocus and slow motion video. The secondary camera shapes up in the form of a 5-Megapixel f/1.9 sensor.
As with all the new Samsung devices, the Galaxy Note 5 had to do a little too many sacrifices to achieve excellency in design. The unibody metal chassis not only means no removable battery, but it also means that you need to spend more just to get a larger onboard storage, since it doesn’t come with an expandable microSD card slot. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 misses out on USB Type-C port, something the hyper performing Chinese devices are swearing by.
The Galaxy Note 5 is constructed using aircraft grade 7000 series aluminium which is stronger than the material used in iPhone 6 and is also tougher to machine. The S-Pen now comes with a bunch of new features including the ability to scribble on the lock screen without actually waking up the device, which is a neat little helpful feature, especially if pen and paper are not in handy. The ability to scribble and make notes on PDF file is another highlight on the software end. Scroll Capture lets users capture entire screens along with annotations.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with connectivity options including, 4G LTE Cat.6, NFC and the MST technology which will be powering Samsung’s new mobile payment service. Additionally it also comes with the usual connectivity features like Wi-Fi, GPS, Micro-USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 4.2.
The Galaxy Note will be made available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium colors. Samsung has always tossed in a few freebies with all its premium devices and with Galaxy Note 5 it offers 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for free, plus folks who preorder the device will also get a free wireless charger and a one-time screen replacement warranty. On a separate note Samsung had just recently launched the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in the Indian markets priced at Rs 57,900