Samsung has finally launched the dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy Note 5 in India. As many of its competitors such as the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z5 already have their flagship dual-SIM variants on the market. Nevertheless, Samsung has launched the model at Rs. 51,400. Interestingly, this dual-SIM variant was first launched in other Asian countries such as Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Unlike Samsung’s A series, this dual-SIM variant does not come with a Hybrid dual-SIM slot. Both the SIM slots are exclusive to Nano-SIM card usage instead of the secondary SIM slot’s ability to be used as a microSD expansion slot.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 dual-SIM will be available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium color options. The smartphone is already up for purchase from the official Samsung India eStore, and we assume it to be listed soon on other e-commerce portal and physical stores too.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels. It is powered by an Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor clubbed with 4GB of RAM. In the imaging department, the Note 5 features a 16-megapixel f/1.9 rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), along with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
In terms of connectivity, the device supports 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0. It is backed by a 3,000mAh battery with wireless fast charging, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box with Touch Wiz UI on top. It is poised to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow update soon.