It was only 48 hours ago that Samsung unveiled its latest addition to the Galaxy Note lineup, and now the handset is officially up for grabs in Taiwan. Reports suggest that the South Korean company’s decision to launch the device there first is based solely on the fact that the Note series has been a roaring success in the region and, therefore, would be up for making the most sales.
In terms of pricing, the 32GB variant comes with a price tag of around $740, whilst the 64GB model will set you back $820. However, the latter won’t be available to purchase until the end of August due to a production issue which has left Samsung low on stock of the high-capacity handset.
Just in case you missed the announcement, the Note 5 is a powerhouse, packing a 5.8-inch Super AMOLEd display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 and 2.1GHz quad-core Cortex-A57 CPU, an Exynos 7420 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a Mali-T760MP8 GPU, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera equipped with OIS and a 3,000mAh battery.
So there it is, folks. The Note 5 has started its worldwide journey. Next stop the United States on Friday, August 21.