Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 phablet

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Samsung Galaxy Note 5: A handset dedicated to multitaskers | AFP

Samsung on Monday launched its next phablet—the Galaxy Note 5—starting at Rs53,900 and extending the flagship Note series of smartphones.

The phone, which will come in three colours, will have a 64 GB variant priced at Rs59,900.

"The Galaxy Note has been an iconic device in the world of mobility. With this edition, we have pushed the S-Pen based productivity to the next call," Samsung India vice president, IT and Mobile, Asim Warsi said.

The India launch comes close at heels after the global launch a month back. Indian consumers will only get the single SIM variant which will support 4G LTE.

The new device comes in with a slew of incremental upgrades, Live Broadcast feature from the S6 Edge Plus, fast wireless charging and smart synchronisation for PC and smart TVs.

Features like auto eject of S-Pen, scroll capture, extended Air Command menu, virtual signatures and access to write on PDF's promises better on-the-go productivity.

Side Sync technology to help customers seamlessly connect across devices. Samsung's Knox security suite also comes with the phone.

The Note 5 is the 19th launch of the South Korean electronics giant in 2015 and it reiterated the contribution of the research and development team of Bengaluru towards the making of the phone.

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