Samsung Galaxy Note 5 officially announced!
Samsung Mobile has finally made the global announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 here at the Lincoln Center in New York. Sporting an all-metal body wrapped with Gorilla Glass both at the front and back, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the first in the Galaxy Note family to carry unibody design.
In terms of hardware configuration, the Galaxy Note 5 basically followed the route of the Galaxy S6 with a few improvements like more RAM (4GB LPDDR4), bigger screen and higher battery capacity. Aside from the S Pen stylus, all the rest are basically the same.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs:
5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display @ 2560×1440 pixels, 518ppi
Gorilla Glass 4 (front and back)
Samsung Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core CPU
ARM Cortex A57 2.1GHz quad-core, ARM Cortex A53 1.5GHz quad-core
Mali T-760 GPU
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32, 64 internal storage
Dual-SIM, 4G/LTE Cat. 6 and Cat 9.
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz & 5.0GHz, MiMo 2×2
Bluetooth 4.2, LE, ANT
GPS with aGPS, GLONASS
16 megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f1.9
5 megapixel front-facing camera, f1.9
Qi Wireless Charging
3,000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz
153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm (dimensions)
171 grams (weight)
The Galaxy Note 5 will no longer have a removable battery due to its unibody design. There won’t be any expandable storage since it also dropped the microSD card slot.
Two colors will be initially available — gold and black, but a special color variant, silver, will be released later as well.
Meanwhile, here’s our hands-on video of the device if you want to see more of the Note 5.
Check out our initial review of the Galaxy Note 5 here.
In the same launch event, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ was also announced.