Less than a week after its global launch, Samsung has brought its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5, in India. The Note 5 is a premium, 5.7-inch device that will run you Rs 53,900 for a 32 GB model and Rs 59,900 for the 64 GB version. You can buy both models from September 20 in black sapphire, gold platinum and silver titanium colours.
The Note 5 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop that is skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz theme, so it won’t exactly look like the stock versions of Android that run on other phones like the Nexus 6.
Its guts are powerful: The screen is an AMOLED display that runs at a massive 1440 x 2560 resolution. It’s powered by Samsung’s proprietary 64-bit Exynos octa-core processor (2.1GHz quad-core + 1.5GHz quad-core) and has 4 GB RAM. It also has Samsung’s S-Pen stylus, which, as previously reported, is a great tool for permanently damaging your phone.
There’s a large, 3,000 mAH battery and a 16 megapixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation, which is great news for photo buffs. There’s also a 5 megapixel front camera, which is great news for selfie-addicts.
In addition, the Note 5 also has a fingerprint sensor and an integrated heart-rate monitor.