In line with the expectations, Samsung today introduced the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ (click here for more information). Samsung has unveiled the device a month early and though the availability will vary according to the region and the carrier, Samsung expects to sell the device in majority of the markets by end of this month.
Starting with the design, the phone is clearly inspired from the Galaxy S6 but Samsung has made some subtle changes that makes it easier for the user to fit it in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back. The phone is just 7.6mm thin and weighs slightly on the heavier side (about 171g).
In its fifth-generation, the S Pen is said to be more solid in the hand with new clicking mechanism to pop out the S Pen. Users can now write down on the display without turning on the display or use Air Command feature to enhance the functionality of the intelligent stylus.
The Galaxy Note 5 is powered by Samsung’s 14nm octa-core Exynos processor (2.1GHz + 1.5GHz) and is the first device from Samsung to sport 4GB LPDDR4 RAM. Moreover, the phone features a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display (2560×1440), LTE Cat. 9 support (Cat.6 in some regions), 32GB or 64GB internal memory with no expansion slot, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, NFC and MST for Samsung Pay, fingerprint sensor and heart rate sensor, Android 5.1 Lollipop and 3000mAh battery with support for fast charger that charges in up to 90 minutes with an AC adapter or in under 2 hours when charged wirelessly.
On the camera side, the Galaxy Note 5 has a 16 megapixel f.19 sensor with a 5 megapixel f1.9 camera on the front. The camera can be launched with two quick clicks on the home button and comes with Auto HDR, OIS, 4K UHD video recording support and live broadcast in up to Full HD through YouTube Live.
As far as US is concerned, the Galaxy Note 5 will go on sale on August 21 but it will be on pre-order from today.