Samsung has launched the dual-SIM variant of Galaxy Note 5 in India, today.
The handset which comes with dual-nano sim support, has two storage options of 32GB and 64GB. The smartphone bears a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560p) Super AMOLED screen that supports the company’s signature S Pen stylus. The South Korean company has also added a new push-to-eject mechanism, making it easier to remove the stylus. The phablet rums on Samsung’s 64-bit Exynos octa-core (2.1GHz quad-core + 1.5GHz quad-core) processor, backed by 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
The dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5, which has already been launched at Taiwan, Malaysia and the Philippines, runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and will be available in three hues: Gold Platinum, Black Sapphire and Silver Titanium. The smartphone also packs a new optimized version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layer and is in cue to get an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the approaching months.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Dual SIM sports a 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and a 5MP front-facing camera. The device powered by 3,000mAh battery that supports fast-charging on wireless as well as wired chargers, has connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, microUSB 2.0, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, and 4G LTE Cat 9 / LTE Cat 6 (differs by market) options. It also contains integrated fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.
Samsung has also tied up with Airtel to offer 4G data for a year to the customers of the Galaxy Note5 Dual SIM.
Samsung will initially release the 32 GB version for Rs. 51,400 ($760) and the 64 GB version of the Galaxy Note 5 dual-SIM will follow with a cost of Rs. 57,400 ($849). The smartphone which lacks the expandable memory option and hence does not have a microSD card slot, will be on sale at Samsung India’s official eStore.
“The evolution of the Note series since its launch in 2011 has been attuned to the changing consumer needs and is carried forward in the Galaxy Note5 Dual SIM, which delivers superior productivity packaged in a stylish design.In the high-end segment, we saw a very strong trend of people using dual-SIMs in our A series smartphones,” said Manu Sharma, director, Mobile Business, Samsung India.