Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 in Nepal

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IMS Nepal, the authorized distributor of Samsung phones in Nepal, has finally launched the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for Rs. Rs 89,900 for the 32GB model. It is available in black sapphire, gold platinum and silver titanium colors. Users will get 1GB of Ncell 3G data free every month for a period of six months. The Galaxy Note 5 is the successor of the popular Galaxy Note 4 and was announced along with Galaxy S6 edge+ in New York last month.

Note series from Samsung have always been bigger with some serious specs underneath, and the new Note 5 follows the same trend: It offers a huge 5.7 inch QuadHD SuperAMOLED display, a 14nm octa core Exynos 7420 system on a chip, and 4GB of RAM which is indeed Samsung ‘s first phone to have so. It also sports a new revamped 16-megapixel rear camera with Optical image stabilization, a 5-megapixel front snapper, and a storage option of 32 or 64GB.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

In terms of design, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is inspired from the Galaxy S6. The phablet features a metal frame sandwiched between two pieces of toughened gorilla glass. It comes with a slight curve on the back that makes it a bit more comfortable to hold and use the device with one hand.

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However, gone are the 2 aspects because of the revamped design: No MicroSD card slot and No Removable Battery. Moreover, the device is thinner than last year’s Note 4 making it relentless to pack a smaller battery inside(3000mAh). However, Samsung claims that the battery life will be better than that of Note 4 thanks to the advancement in AMOLED technology and more power efficient Exynos chipset that’s powering the phone.

Here are the few highlights of the Galaxy Note 5:

  • Screen: 5.7-inch Quad HD SUPERAMOLED(518ppi)
  • Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • Chipset: Exynos 7420
  • Processor: 4 Cortex A57 cores @ 2.1GHz, and 4 Cortex A53 cores @ 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 4GB LPDDR4
  • Storage: 32GB/64GB (No MicroSD card Slot)
  • Rear Camera: 16MP with f/1.9 and optical image stabilization
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh Non-removable); Quick Charge 2.0; Wireless Charging 
  • 4G LTE
  • S-pen Stylus

Things we liked:

  • Thinner, lighter, and more premium
  • Powerful Processor with 4GB of RAM
  • One of the finest Camera Smartphone
  • New S-pen Stylus

Things we didn’t Like:

  • UI looks more cartoonish
  • No microSD card option
  • No Removable battery