Samsung has finally taken its wraps off the new Galaxy Note 5 phablet which will be going on sale starting August 21 in US and Canada, pre-orders for which are already live.
Specifications wise, the Galaxy Note 5 flaunts a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display with 518ppi. Under the hood is an Exynos 7422 64-bit octa-core ( 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 quad-core + 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) processor paired with 4GB of RAM. Also on offer is 32GB/64GB internal memory.
On the photography front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization, while up front there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The phablet also features a 3,000mAh battery with fast wireless charging support.
Connectivity options include single-SIM support, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the box, wrapped under a refreshed TouchWiz UI. The new UI brings with it features like live YouTube broadcasting, and quick camera launch to name a few.
So this time, Samsung has added a new push-to-eject mechanism, which makes it much easier to remove the stylus. Samsung has also redesigned the Air Command menu, and you still get shortcuts to the Action Memo, Smart select, Screen Write, S Note, and Settings, among others.