Samsung Electronics has launched the latest addition to its Galaxy Note family, the Galaxy Note 5, in Nigeria. Blending an advanced S-Pen with superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 5 provides users with a unique and powerful mobile experience. The device was formally unveiled at a media launch in Lagos.
Samsung continues to improve the Note series with every new version. Crafted with metal and glass, the Galaxy Note 5 boasts of a beautiful screen, suite of helpful productivity apps to accompany its super precise stylus, the S-Pen. In addition, it is the first device to come loaded with 4GB of RAM. The device also features a curved backside, perfect for the edges of your palm.
“Smartphones have become so central to our lives; so has the demand for larger screens. The first galaxy Note was a breakthrough, not just for Samsung but for the entire industry. Bigger screens have gone from nice-to-have to a must-have and the display once called a gimmick is now the norm. With the Note 5, our customers can achieve more with their devices, quickly write down ideas and notes at meetings or wherever inspiration strikes, video conferencing with colleagues or family delivering an immersive viewing experience,” Mr. Brovo Kim, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, said.
The beautifully designed Note 5 flaunts a 5.7-inch screen with QHD Super AMOLED display, which allows for clearer videos and images.
The larger screen size is also great for productivity, as emails can be penned quickly, editing and cropping photos and videos are much easier and reading an ebook is possible without having to bump up the font size.
Samsung has enhanced the S-Pen, which continues to be one of the integral features of the Note. The stylus has been upgraded with a clicky top and a nib that looks more like a ballpoint pen.
The little wave of shortcut buttons, which appear on the screen when the stylus is popped out, can easily be customised and the device will send an alert whenever the stylus is not in its holster.
Another exceptional feature of the S-Pen is the ability to write on the screen without unlocking the device. If the screen is off and the instant memo feature is enabled, users can whip out the pen and just start writing. Whatever is jotted down automatically gets sucked into S Note when done, making it so much faster to start writing. With the instant memo feature, users do not need to unlock the device, launch a memo app and create a new memo before jotting down; simply pop out the pen and start writing.
With an octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 3,000mAh battery pack, this is definitely one of the most powerful Note devices available in the market.
Thanks to the extra memory space, apps are loaded in the fastest memory available without unnecessary hiccups or slowing down of the device.
The extra RAM also means having 15+ apps open in the background does not impact the performance of the Note and this is certainly a welcome improvement.
Another thrilling feature of the device is the Live Broadacast, which allows users to share or broadcast a video in real time over YouTube. With this feature, users can easily share special occasions as they happen with up to 20 family and friends in real time.
An additional exciting feature is the video collage. Here, Samsung took the photo collages a step further into videos.
Users can combine multiple short videos and make them into one single video, giving each video a different look and feel.
One can be in slow motion, while another black and white in a single video giving users exhilarating collage of videos that can be uploaded to different social media platforms.
Director, Hand Held Products, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Emmanouil Revmatas, said the company is aware that customers desire a big brilliant display but not a bulky device, causing them to choose between screen size and portability.
“At Samsung, we did not think that was a choice our customers had to make. With the Note 5, they have a big display in a slimmer package. The Note 5 is an intuitive and efficient device; it is the Galaxy re-defined, re-imagined and re-designed,” Revmatas stated.
Other exciting features include the Scroll Capture Feature, which allows users to capture multiple scrolls of a webpage. The screenshot is saved as an extra-long image file in the Gallery app, which users can then pinch and zoom for more details. S-Pen Air Commands pops up as soon as the pen is ejected from its internal holster, or when the stylus’ tiny side button is clicked while hovering over the display.
These commands act as shortcuts to the Memos app, as well as screen-cropping Smart Select and full screenshot Screen Write. There is a special option in Screen Write that lets you capture an entire page; so piecing together multiple screenshots for web pages or text conversations is a thing of the past.
The Galaxy Note 5 is available in single and dual SIM versions and users can opt for either the 32GB or 64GB option. Customers can also choose from a range of colors, including Sapphire Black, White Pearl, Titanium Silver and Gold Platinum.


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