THE GALAXY NOTE 5 is official, arriving as Samsung's latest smartphone for those with big hands.
We've rounded up everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and will update this page when we hear more, so be sure to keep it bookmarked.
Release date and price
In a shock move, Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note 5 won't be coming to the UK this year, blaming the lack of release on "marketing reasons."
It remains to be seen whether the smartphone will make it to British soil next year.
US punters will be able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 5 from 21 August, Samsung announced. There's no word on price just yet, but it likely will feature a similar price-tag to last year's Galaxy Note 4.
The Galaxy Note 5, as expected, features an aluminum and glass design near identical to that which debuted on the Galaxy S6 earlier this year, and it will be available in black, white, gold and silver models.
One difference is that the Galaxy Note 5's chassis comes with a slot for Samsung's S Pen stylus, allowing users to doodle and note-make on the smartphone's display. However, you'll have to make sure you insert the S Pen the right way up, otherwise the handset could be borked for good.
It's unsurprisngly bigger than its S6 sibling, measuring in at 7.6mm thick and tipping the scales at 171g, and typically, there's a fingerprint scanner baked into the Note 5's home button.
Speaking of which, the Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.7in 2440x1560 QHD Super AMOLED display at its forefront, the same size as the screen on last year's model.
Under the hood you'll find Samsung's own own 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor based on a 14nm architecture and 4GB RAM. The device will ship with either 32GB or 64GB storage built-in, with Samsung opting against adding a 128GB model. This likely will disappoint many - especially given that the handset, unlike the Galaxy Note 4, doesn't have a microSD slot.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and Samsung has added its new stripped-back version of the TouchWiz user interface on top. This equips the phone with a handful of the firm's own applications, including S Note and S Health, and also sees a bundle of Microsoft apps stuffed onto the handset, including Powerpoint, Word and Skype.
There's a 16MP sensor with optical image stabilisation on the rear of the handset, and a 5MP sensor on the front. In a bid to attract, ugh, 'vloggers, the Galaxy Note 5 also comes with a live broadcast feature, that lets you film video using the smartphone's camera and have it live-streamed straight to YouTube.
Rounding off the specs is a non-removable 3,000mAh battery that can be juiced to 100 percent in 90 minutes, support for wireless charging, Cat 6 LTE, and Bluetooth 4.2 LE connectivity. µ
Another fine mesh
But, er, it'll be available in pink
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