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.
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.
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.
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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.