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Published on August 13th, 2015 | by Jason Ephraim

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Specs and Images




Samsung just had their annual Unpacked event and not only revealed two amazing phones, but also a lot of cool new features and accessories they are bringing to the market.  Let’s check out the newly announced Galaxy Note 5!

 

Galaxy Note 5 Specs:

5.7 inch Quad HD AMOLED display

Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad)

4GB LPDDR4 RAM

32GB or 64GB ROM options – there is no 128GB option and no microSD card slot

16 MP rear-facing camera with 4K recording & VDIS + OIS and a 5MP front-facing camera (both f 1.9 lenses)

3,000 mAh non-removable battery

– with fast charging via micro USB 2.0 cable and PMA/Qi ‘fast wireless’ charging (From 0% to 100% in two hours)

– Fingerprint scanner, heart-rate monitor and an IR blaster

– LTE CAT. 9 compatible

-Available in black sapphire, white pearl and gold platinum

The new version of the Note series now has a more elegant design with a full metal frame and glass on both sides.  Unlike the S6 Edge and Edge+, this device does not have a dual-curved display, but rather a dual-curved glass back – which should feel more comfortable in the hand.  The Note 5 is also thinner, lighter, and overall smaller than the Note 4 even though they have the same screen size.  The Note 5 comes with a redesigned S Pen that feels more balanced in the hand, is more precise, and comes with a new click mechanism to remove the pen.  A small, but fantastic new feature of the S Pen is that you can use it to write even when the display is off.

The Galaxy Note 5 will be available August 21st in stores and U.S. pre-orders start today (8/13) at 3pm est!  Click here to see where you can get the Note 5!

 

At Unpacked 2015, Samsung also announced Samsung Pay – a secure way (through Knox Security) to pay at stores using your Samsung device.  It will be expected to work at almost all card readers (Using mag-strips and NFC) and will support store branded credit cards, membership card and gift cards as well as traditional credit/debit cards.  Additionally, it uses a one-time use code during each transaction so your credit card information is not transmitted.  Samsung Pay will be available in the U.S. on September 28th!

Samsung also announced a pretty cool accessory dubbed the Keyboard Cover.  This phone case covers the back of phone, but also wraps around the front to provide a full, Blackberry-style physical keyboard on the front – which can then be snapped onto the back when not in use.  I also believe that Samsung announced a new line of their Level On wireless Bluetooth headphones.  Lastly, in terms of accessories, they gave us a glimpse of the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch with more information coming at IFA in Berlin on 9/3.

Finally, Samsung announced a couple new features of which one is called Live Broadcast.  For this, Samsung paired up with YouTube to rival other live-streaming apps like Periscope by having the feature built-in.  Samsung also announced a new version of SideSync to wirelessly and automatically transfer files between your PC (Windows and Mac supported) and your phone.

 

Also, click here to see the specs and images of the newly announced S6 Edge+.

 

Sources:

Android Central
Samsung Mobile Press

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Jason Ephraim

Current student at Binghamton University who loves Android and everything tech!



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