A soft launch of the Galaxy S6 edge+ last month in India prompted murmurs that Samsung would not be bringing the Galaxy Note 5 to the country, but the manufacturer has put rumors to rest by officially launching the latest in its Note lineup today.
The Galaxy Note 5 will be available for purchase from September 20, with the 32GB model priced at ₹53,900 ($842). The 64GB variant will retail for ₹59,900 ($935), with both models available in a variety of color options including black, gold and silver. Samsung mentioned that all Note 5 units sold in the country will be manufactured locally, with the Live Broadcast feature that allows you to stream live videos directly to YouTube developed at the Indian R&D facility. ($842) Samsung is also incentivizing the purchase of the Note 5 by offering a wireless charger for free to all customers pre-ordering the handset until September 19.
In terms of hardware, the phone offers a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD display, octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC with four Cortex A57 cores at 2.1GHz and four 1.5GHz Cortex A53 cores, Mali T760-MP8 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of internal memory, 16MP camera with f/1.9 lens, 5MP front shooter, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, LTE connectivity and a 3,000mAh battery.
You also get the latest iteration of the S Pen, which now features a push-button release. Oh, and you should take care to insert the pointy bit first.
Indian readers, how many of you will be looking to pick up the Galaxy Note 5?
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