The rumor mills can finally take a breather as Samsung has taken the wraps off the Galaxy Note 5 at its ongoing Unpacked event in New York. The phablet will go on sale in the US and Canada on August 21, with pre-orders starting today. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M42 First Impressions: Another inexpensive 5G phone on the menu
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Galaxy Note 5 flaunts a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 518ppi. Under the hood is an Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core ( 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 quad-core + 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Also on offer is 32GB/64GB internal memory. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: A look at company's affordable 5G phone in India
On the photography front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization, while up front there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The phablet also features a 3,000mAh battery with fast wireless charging support. Also Read - Samsung working on a new Exynos SoC paired with AMD GPU to power its laptops
Connectivity options include single-SIM support, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0. 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 with it features like live YouTube broadcasting, and quick camera launch to name a few.
As a part of the Galaxy Note series, one of the talking points is obviously the S Pen stylus. This time around Samsung has added a new push-to-eject mechanism, which makes it much easier to remove the stylus. Samsung has also redesigned the Air Command menu, and you still get shortcuts to the Action Memo, Smart select, Screen Write, S Note, and Settings, among others.