We reported about this upcoming launch recently, and today, Samsung has finally launched the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5 in India. We had already detailed about the late arrival of this variant in the market, a few days ago. As many of its competitors such as the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z5 already have their flagship dual-SIM variants on the market. Nevertheless, Samsung has launched the model at Rs. 51,400. Interestingly, this dual-SIM variant was first launched in other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Unlike Samsung’s A series, this dual-SIM variant does not come with a Hybrid dual-SIM slot. Both the SIM slots are exclusive to nano-SIM card usage instead of the secondary SIM slot’s ability to be used as a microSD expansion slot. Many of our readers on TT might be happy with this, as we receive a lot of unsupportive comments regarding Hybrid-SIM slot feature. So, does Samsung score brownie points here with the dual-SIM Galaxy Note 5?
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 dual-SIM will be available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium color options. The smartphone is already up for purchase from the official Samsung India eStore, and we assume it to be listed soon on other e-commerce portal and physical stores too.
To recap, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It is powered by an Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM. In the imaging department, the Note 5 features a 16-megapixel f/1.9 rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. In terms of connectivity, the device supports 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with wireless fast charging, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box with TouchWiz UI on top. It is poised to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update soon.
Don't forget to read our detailed review of the Galaxy Note 5 here!
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 dual-SIM specifications at a glance
- 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, 2560 x 1440 pixels, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, S Pen
- Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based TouchWiz UX
- Samsung Exynos 7420, 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 + 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53, Mali-T760MP8
- 4GB RAM, 32/64GB UFS 2.0 internal storage, no microSD card slot
- 16MP primary camera, phase-detection autofocus, F/1.9 aperture, single-LED flash, 4K video recording
- 5MP secondary camera, wide-angle lens, F/1.9 aperture, QHD video recording
- Accelerometer, ambient-light sensor, barometer, fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, heart-rate sensor, and proximity sensor
- dual-SIM, 4G LTE (Cat 6.), 3G HSPA+, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Miracast, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC
- microUSB v2.0 port, and 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 3,000 mAh battery, Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging
Would you be interested in buying the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5? Or you think that Samsung has indeed arrived late in this game? Let us know through the comments section below.