Two months ago, Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to the world. Yesterday the company introduced the Note in Kenya and Safaricom will play a huge role in distributing the device in Kenya. This might be the best Note ever produced by Samsung when you compare it with Galaxy Note 3 and the other Notes.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED screen. In 2012, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note in Kenya. The Note retailed at Ksh70,000 making it a total ‘misfit’ for most Kenyans. It had a 5.3? 16M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of WXGA resolution (800 x 1280 pixels).
Samsung has something to pride for, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has the best screen technology, the most advanced camera for high quality photos and videos, the latest fast wireless and wired charging, and an incredibly powerful processor.
With increased 4GB RAM, the Note5 offers the most powerful capacity and processing power on the market, enabling users to enjoy more seamless multi-tasking, keep up with messages, post updates to social networks faster, and enjoy graphic-heavy games without suffering lag time. Evidently, Samsung placed some improvements on Note 5. The Galaxy Note 3 has internal capacity of 2GB RAM. Well, two years ago that was the most powerful device.
“The Samsung’s newly redesigned Note is a powerful productivity tool that can be employed for multiple tasks. Its advanced display technology and better S Pen functionality enhances the user’s content experience,” said Samsung East Africa Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Ngeru.
The Galaxy Note5’s design is inspired by the Galaxy S6 and ergonomically fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back. The flat screen is great to write on and the curved shape makes it easier to use the phone with one hand.
“It is a great honour that Samsung has selected to have us be the first ones to stock the Samsung Note5 smartphone in the Kenyan market exclusively for four weeks. This is an illustration of the confidence that our partners have in our extensive distribution channels and our people who delight in offering excellent customer service at all times,” said James Muteti, the Head of Retail and Distribution.
The all new 5th generation S Pen offers improved writing capabilities and a variety of practical tools. Users can now quickly jot down ideas or information when the screen is off without even unlocking the phone. Users can also annotate on PDF files and capture lengthy web articles or long images at once via ‘Scroll capture.’
Mr. Ngeru said, “We continue to integrate the S Pen with our devices because we know that our consumers love the option of a simple, intuitive, and flexible way to interact with our mobile devices. Users can access features faster and write with greater sensitivity and sharper precision.”
Note5 has improved video capabilities. It features a 4K(UHD) video filming and Live Broadcast, which lets users instantly live streams Full HD video straight from the phone to any individual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live. Its rear camera is 16MP OIS (F1.9) and Front: 5MP (F1.9).
OS Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Network LTE Cat.9 / LTE Cat.6 * May differ by markets and mobile operators
Dimension 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, 171g
AP Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14 nm process
Memory 4GB RAM (LPDDR4) , 32/64GB (UFS 2.0)
Display 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED. 2560 x 1440 (518ppi)
Camera Rear : 16MP OIS (F1.9) , Front : 5MP (F1.9)
Battery 3,000mAh, Fast wired Charging. Wireless Charging with WPC and PMA
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, HRM