Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 phablet

New Delhi: Samsung on Monday launched its next phablet – the Galaxy Note 5 – starting at Rs. 53,900 and extending the flagship Note series of smartphones.

The phone, which will come in three colours, will have a 64 GB variant priced at Rs. 59,900.

“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.