Earlier today, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 in India, with prices starting from Rs 53,900 for the 32GB variant, and Rs 59,900 for the 64GB variant. We spent some time with the Galaxy Note 5, and here are our hands-on photos. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022Also Read - Galaxy S21 FE to support 25W charging but will Samsung put it in the box?
Unlike the faux leather back panel on the Galaxy Note 4, the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 flaunts a glass-covered back panel. The design language in is more in line with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, both of which were released earlier this year. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch in India next week: Top specs, price around Rs 15,000, more
One of the talking points of the phablet is the improved S Pen stylus that lets you take quick notes or doodle something creative. Samsung has improved the housing of the stylus with a push-back mechanism for easier access. The S Pen sensitivity and accuracy have been improved, and the Air Command feature has been improved as well. It now lets you add shortcuts to your favorite apps on the Air Command menu.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specifications: The phablet flaunts a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display running at a resolution of 2560 1440 pixels and pixel density of 518ppi. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by Samsung s homebrew Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM.
On the photography front, the Galaxy Note 5 sports a 16-megapixel snapper of aperture f/1.9 with optical image stabilization. It can record 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. There is also a front-facing 5-megapixel camera.
The phablet also features a 3,000mAh battery with fast wireless charging support. Connectivity options such as 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0 are present on the smartphone.
On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the box, wrapped under a refreshed TouchWiz UI. The new UI brings some nifty features such as live YouTube broadcasting, quick camera launch and Google s Material Design interface.
Photos Mukesh Singh