While all eyes are hooked on to the Galaxy S7 launch, Samsung is all set to launch a dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5 in India. It will be priced at Rs 51,400 for the 32GB storage variant and Rs 57,400 for the 64GB storage variant, and will go on sale starting January 17. Also Read - Samsung reveals Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3 features officially, S Pen support confirmedAlso Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
Back in September 2015, Samsung launched the single-SIM variant of the Note 5 for Rs 53,900 and Rs 59,000 for the 32GB and 64GB storage variants, respectively. However, the 32GB storage variant is now available for Rs 47,900. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in India
Speaking to ET, Samsung India s director for product marketing Manu Sharma said, “In the high-end segment, we saw a very strong trend of people using dual-SIMs in our A series smartphones. Consumers want a premium device, which has a local SIM and space for another SIM.”
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specifications and features: The Galaxy Note 5 dual-SIM will come with the same hardware as the single-SIM variant. It sports a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display running at a resolution of 2560 1440 pixels. Under the hood, it is powered by an Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM. In the photography department, the Note 5 sports a 16-megapixel f/1.9 rear camera with optical image stabilization, supplemented with a 5-megapixel selfie camera.
The Galaxy Note 5 also features a 3,000mAh battery with support for wireless fast charging and connectivity options such as single-SIM card slot, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0. On the software front, the phablet runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the box, wrapped under a refreshed TouchWiz UI. It is also due to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the coming months.