Apple released their larger iPhone 6 Plus model last Fall to compete with Samsung's successful line of Galaxy Note devices which have been stealing away potential customers from the Cupertino-based brand. Samsung, a pioneer of the “phablet” trend just unveiled their newest device, the Galaxy Note 5 yesterday during a press event in NYC.
Here's a brief overview of what you can expect for the Note 5 when it launches on August 21st:
- Samsung Octa core Exynos 7420 (4 cores running at 2.1GHz and four running at 1.5GHz)
- 4GB RAM
- Redesigned TouchWiz running under Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 16MP rear camera
- Integrated 3,000 mAh battery (non-removable)
- 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a super AMOLED screen
- LTE Category 9 and LoopPay wireless support along with MST technology
- Redesigned S Pen
The device is set to be released on all major US carriers at the end of the month with an average price of $250 on-contract for the 32GB, $350 (contract) for the 64GB or $700-$850 if you plan to buy outright.
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