Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Release date, News, Price and Specs

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Despite giving its 2015 flagship, the Galaxy S6, a major re-design, Samsung has continued to lose market share. The company is now hoping to win back some customers and steady its market share with the Galaxy Note 5.

The Galaxy Note 5 has a design language that is similar to the Galaxy S6, which is to say it looks beautiful and elegant. However, for the sake of design, Samsung has removed two of the key features from its flagship Note device this year: a removable battery and a microSD card slot. These two features made the phone very popular among power users and its removal might just lead many away from the series as well.

When it comes to raw horsepower though, the Galaxy Note 5 is possibly the best Android smartphone that is available in the market right now. The phablet comes with a gigantic 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit chipset, 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32/64/128GB of storage space, and a 3,000mAh battery.

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The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

The Top 10 Android Smartphones (June 2016)

With thousands (literally, if you include storage, finish and market variants) of smartphones running Android right now, picking a top 10 was never going to be easy. But we sorted through and went ahead anyway. By the way, absent from the top 10 are any of the multitude of Chinese designs (including Xiaomi) flooding the East and sub-continent – most simply never appear in Europe and the West in any quantity – and I don’t apologise for only picking smartphones here that I can personally vouch for in one way or another.

Fix for ‘Font Not Compatible’ Error on Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S7

Fix for ‘Font Not Compatible’ Error on Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S7

This might sound surprising but one of my favorite features of Touchwiz is the ability to change the system fonts easily. Samsung has included this functionality in all of its recent flagship devices: the Galaxy S6 series, Galaxy Note 5, and Galaxy S7 series. The best part is you are not limited to the fonts pre-loaded by Samsung, and can download additional fonts from the Google Play Store and Samsung’s own Galaxy Apps store.

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 5 being updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Verizon’s Galaxy Note 5 being updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

In a surprising move, Verizon today announced that it has commenced the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 5 in the United States. Samsung recently started rolling out the Marshmallow update for the Note 5 in its home market last month, so it’s really surprising to see Verizon roll out the update for its variant of the Note 5 so soon.

Android 6.0.1 starts rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Android 6.0.1 starts rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung recently announced the beginning of the global rollout of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for its devices, with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge the first in line for the major update. In less than a week, the company has started pushing the update to the Galaxy Note 5, which is a good sign it will be moving a bit faster with updates this year. 

Some AT&T Galaxy Note 5 units receiving beta Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update from Samsung

Some AT&T Galaxy Note 5 units receiving beta Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update from Samsung

Samsung has started rolling out the beta Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware update for some Galaxy Note 5 owners on the AT&T network in the United States. Unlike the Marshmallow beta program for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge in South Korea and United Kingdom, Samsung did not have an open registration process for this rollout. 

Samsung seems to have silently fixed the Galaxy Note 5’s pen-gate issue

Samsung seems to have silently fixed the Galaxy Note 5’s pen-gate issue

Samsung received a lot of flak after launching the Galaxy Note 5 for its pen-gate issue where inserting the S-Pen the wrong way into the slot damaged the sensor inside it permanently.

Samsung launches dual SIM Galaxy Note 5 in India

Samsung launches dual SIM Galaxy Note 5 in India

Samsung has launched a new Galaxy Note 5 with dual SIM functionality in India, allowing users to manage two numbers with one device. The device starts at Rs. 51,400 with 32GB of internal storage, while a 64GB model is coming soon.

The best custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The best custom ROMs for Samsung Galaxy Note 5

The Galaxy Note 5 was easily among the most powerful Android smartphones released last year. Beside coming with a powerful internal, which includes an Exynos 7420 chipset and 4GB RAM, the Note 5 also featured a beautiful and premium looking design that have been missing from Samsung devices since all these years.

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 5 Winter Edition with 128GB internal storage in South Korea

Samsung launches the Galaxy Note 5 Winter Edition with 128GB internal storage in South Korea

Samsung today launched a special edition Galaxy Note 5 in South Korea that offers 128GB of storage space. Dubbed the Winter Special Edition, the device will be offered in Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium colors through SK Telecom and KT.

Tips to improve Samsung Galaxy Note 5 battery life

Tips to improve Samsung Galaxy Note 5 battery life

With the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung gave the Note lineup its biggest overhaul yet since its introduction. However, the company went with form over functionality in its redesign that led to the Note 5 lacking a lot of features that were loved by power users.