Samsung Launches Galaxy Note 5 in Lagos, Nigeria

by | Oct 13, 2015

Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy Note 5, its latest addition to the Galaxy Note series, in Lagos, Nigeria. The Note 5 has a slim, shiny, large-screened luster, a strong camera, a retooled stylus and non-removable battery.

The specs of the Note 5 are marginal improvements upon the Note 4. The major changes are in battery life, the removal of the expandable storage slot and the addition of free cloud storage – which I believe will be very helpful with backing up favorite pictures, files et al. On the other hand, the absence of a memory card slot means there will be less storage space for saving music, pictures, games and apps.

The Galaxy Note 5 is the only 2015 Samsung phone that comes with a stylus and that literally is the only difference in appearance between the Note and other models. It looks pretty much the same as the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus — which features a dual curved-edge screen, but otherwise near identical specs. Meanwhile, both the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus are basically supersized versions of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge models that Samsung debuted back in March.

The Note 5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with a 5.7-inch AMOLED display (2,560×1,440 pixels; 518 pixels per inch). It packs a 16-megapixel camera rear camera with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and up to 4K video resolution. Double press the home button to open the camera using quick launch mode.

The Note S Pen stylus, which is made of polycarbonate plastic, changes a little bit every year. The S Pen acts as a writing tool, a pointer and a navigational accomplice. You can use it to pull up a menu dialog box, or photo or video preview when you hover over it with the pen. It also works with touch-sensitive menu buttons and the physical home button.

NOTE: The S Pen can only be inserted in the holder pointy end first. It is not meant to holster on the non-business end. If you try it, bad things will happen like your S Pens getting stuck with the square end wedged, possibly irretrievably, deep inside the phone.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is available in 4 colours – Sapphire Black, White Pearl, Titanium Silver and Gold Platinum. It also comes in single and dual SIM and storage options of 32GB or 64GB.

Genevieve Craig
Genevieve Craig

I’m an introverted extrovert and an experiential junkie that’s nocturnally creative, and likes English way too much!

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