The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 sports a 5.7 inch QHD super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440x2560 pixels and thus amounting to a total of 515ppi. The dimensions of the phablet measures up to 153.2x76.1x7.6mm and weighs 171 grams. The available color options will be Black, Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium. As of now the Note 5 will only come in the single-SIM variant in India.
The Android 5.1 Lollipop based Note 5 is powered by a 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. The processor is backed by a 4 GB of RAM space. The device has no option for an expandable memory but yet provides the users with 100 GB of OneDrive cloud storage for free.
The 16 MP rear camera can be launched with a double press of the home button which also embeds the finger print sensor. The rear camera comes with an f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization, along with the LED flash. A 5 MP front facing camera is also on board. A Live Broadcast feature is also being claimed by the company. By roping in a 3,000mAh battery the Note 5 supports Fast Charging Technology which allows you to have the device fully charged in 90 minutes via a wired charging and 120 minutes if it is through wireless charging.
Apart from the regular connectivity features of Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB 2.0. the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features NFC and MST technology to power the Samsung Pay Mobile payment service. As if it is a way to entice the customers to buy this phablet, Samsung is offering a free wireless charger and a guaranteed one time screen replacement if you are pre-booking this device.
Coming to the S Pen, Samsung has made it more convenient with the one-click mechanism that ejects the pen from the device. The major improvements include the facility of taking notes even without unlocking the phone screen. The updated Air command with a hovering icon gives you quick access to the stylus tools. According to Samsung, the newly-designed Note5 provides a new set of productivity tools such as SideSync, along with a much refined fifth-generation S Pen capabilities for better multitasking operations.
Display - 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) (518ppi) Super AMOLED curved dual edge display
Processor - Octa-Core (Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5GHz) 64 bit, 14nm Exynos 7420 processor
Storage - 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB / 64GB internal memory
OS - Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Camera - 16MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS, f/1.9 aperture, 4K(UHD) video recording and 5MP front-facing camera, f/1.9 aperture
Dimensions - 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
Weight - 171g
Other features - Heart rate sensor, Fingerprint sensor, S Pen
Connectivity - 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, NFC
Battery - 3000mAh non-removable battery, Fast Charging (wired and wireless)
Price - Rs 53,900 for the 32 GB variant and Rs 59,900 for the 64 GB variant
Color - Black, Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note series devices always had a good reputation for their large removable battery and expandable storage options, but Galaxy Note 5 drops the microSD card slot and is backed by a non-removable 3,000mAh battery. The 5.7 inch display is insanely good which along with the improved S Pen makes things easier.