Within days of its global launch, Samsung Elect-ronics rolled out its Galaxy Note 5 smartphone in India. The device features a 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display, 4GB RAM, 16MP rear and 5MP front camera, 3,000mAh battery and is based on the Android Lollipop operating system and in India at a premium pricing of Rs 53,900 for the 32GB model and Rs 59,900 for the 64GB model. Samsung claims the new device is its most innovative one. We take a look at five key features that stand out in the Galaxy Note 5.
Clickable S-Pen: The S-Pen in the Galaxy Note 5 has a clickable compartment for the stylus. The clicking close mechanism makes the stylus easier to pull out. “It’s like an actual pen, writes One That just as well,” says Samsung. Adding to the clickable feature, the air command is activated when time immediately S Pen is out.
Writing on PDFs: One new feature ends the need to print out and rescan electronic forms to fill out or sign. Just write on the PDF document before saving and sending directly.
Screen Capture: Screenshots can get annoying when you’re just snapping what’s visible on the screen. An item or list of directions you’re trying to save might take four or five shots. A new feature called Expired scroll captures combined all those shots into one image, though you still need to snap ‘em one section at a time.
Design: The new phone borrows design elements from the S6. It sports aluminum frame and glass back rather than plastic. The back of the Note 5 is slightly curved for a better grip.
Other Updates: The new phone incorporates the improved camera technology found in S6 phones. Added is live streaming of video you’re capturing. The front cameras selfies take sharper, pix at 5 megapixels rather than 3.7.
By Sanjay K Bissoyi