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.
As a refresher, the Note 5 continues Samsung's new industrial design language introduced with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, featuring a metal body and glass back protected by Gorilla Glass 4.
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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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.