Samsung as expected, announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 yesterday in an event held simultaneously in New York and London. The device is the 5th smartphone in the Note series of line, a line that actually introduced the world to the line of phablets that we have come to love. The Galaxy Note 5 is heavily inspired by the Galaxy S6 and is pretty much a device that brings the same form factor and enlarges it.
The Note 5 therefore has the same glass and metal body that the Galaxy S6 featured. In terms of the internals, the Note 5 features the same Exynos 7420 SoC, which is an Octa Core 64 bit chip. The difference is that, in the Note 5, it is coupled with a 4 GB of RAM. You will get the device in both 32 and 64 GB variants. Like all Note devices, the Note 5 will come with the S-Pen which has a push to release mechanism. The S-Pen has higher touch precision and slightly longer length for better in hand experience. The screen size is the same 5.7 inch as the Note 4, with 2K resolution on a Super AMOLED panel.
The Note 5 features a protruding lens, just like the S6, with the same 16 and 5 MP resolution on the rear and front. The Note 5 will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, with update coming for Android M. The battery on the device is a non removable 3000 mAh, which is slightly lesser than the previous Note device, though you do have fast charging and wireless charging, both out of the box. The Note 5 is ever so slightly thinner and shorter than the previous generation of devices. The device will be available in several color options including golden, blue and white. It will go on sale starting August 21st in the US on all major carriers and can be pre-ordered starting now.