Samsung India has officially launched the Samsung Galaxy Note5 in India today, as expected. It was officially launched at the Galaxy Unpacked event at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York on August 13. It is also Samsung’s first smartphone to follow the “Make in India” policy.
“Samsung always endeavours to inspire the world and shape the future with transformative ideas and technologies giving people the power to discover new experiences. With the launch of Galaxy Note5, we are re-emphasizing our ongoing commitment to bold, fearless innovation that meets the needs of our consumers, taking the experience to a new level.India is an important market for Samsung and is among the first few markets where the Galaxy Note5 has been rolled out. The launch today is a step in meeting our commitment to Make for India.”
Mr. Asim Warsi, Vice President, Marketing, Mobile & IT at Samsung India added,
“The Galaxy Note has been an iconic device in the world of mobility. The Galaxy Note ushered in the large screen revolution and created an industry benchmark. The Note series has been a testimony to our commitment to keep innovating and giving our consumers what they need. In the beautifully crafted Galaxy Note5, we have pushed the S Pen based productivity to the next level.”
Samsung Galaxy Note5 Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 features a 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD Super AMOLED display, with a pixel density of 518 ppi, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by octa-core Exynos 7420 (Quad 2.1 GHz + Quad 1.5 GHz) 64-bit processor. It comes with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and has 32 / 64 GB of internal storage, which cannot be expanded via microSD card. It runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with TouchWiz on top of it. Samsung Pay goes out of beta and will start functioning from August 20. It comes with the new S Pen stylus with click mechanism. It has KNOX Active Protection and My KNOX app to protect sensitive data (personal and work).
One the camera front, the Galaxy Note5 rocks a 16 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash along with f/1.9 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation. The rear camera It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Users can click pictures with ‘Pro’ mode which has the capability to shoot images in RAW format and can also control shutter speed. It is 7.6 mm thick and weighs 171 grams. It has heart rate sensor on the back and fingerprint scanner on the home button.
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 LE & apt-X, GPS, GLONASS and NFC as connectivity options. The phablet is powered by a 3,000 mAh non-replaceable battery under the hood with fast charging, which charges it completely in 90 minutes. It also comes with new fast wireless charging which charges it completely in 120 minutes.