Samsung Galaxy Note5 in the Philippines : Get it from Smart Infinity and Enjoy Premium Perks and Privileges!

Are you the artsy type who spends his or her free time sketching or drawing doodles?

Do you prefer using a pen to write down your thoughts instead of typing them?

Does your profession often require you to sign or write comments on documents or photos and to quickly share them with your team?

If your answer is ‘yes’ to at least one of those questions and you’re now looking for a gorgeous and powerhouse Android phablet to be your daily driver, then the freshly launched Samsung Galaxy Note5 would be perfect for you!

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The follow-up to last year’s best-selling Samsung Galaxy Note4, the Galaxy Note5 comes with all best features and technical specifications that Samsung could have given a smartphone-tablet hybrid model this year.

The device flaunts a beautiful exterior crafted from anodized aluminum sandwiched between two sheets of scratch-resistant glass. This design identity and build give the phone an air of both durability and opulence.

At its heart, Samsung Galaxy Note5 runs its TouchWiz-flavored Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with the powerful 64-Bit Octa Core Exynos 7420 chipset, has 4GB of RAM for seamless multitasking, and comes with 32GB of internal storage where you can keep photos and clips taken using the phablet’s 16 MegaPixel main camera at the back, 5 MP selfie cam in front with Beauty mode, and 4K video recorder.

This stellar set of internal hardware ensure snappy touch response and lag-free 3D gaming experience on the Galaxy Note5’s massive and brilliant 5.7-inch Quad HD SuperAMOLED display.

Powered by a 3,000 mAh battery pack that you can fully charge in just 90 minutes, this phablet is made to be a reliable companion be it in the office or on the road, for both work and play.

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But if there’s one feature that sets this handset apart from all others, it’s definitely the redesigned S-Pen stylus that you can use to draw or to write notes on the device’s glass screen. The pen is neatly tucked at the rear of the Galaxy Note5 and unlike in previous models, you can now easily eject it just by pushing the exposed tip with your finger. Doing so activates the innovative spring-loaded mechanism, which makes its first appearance in Samsung’s Note series via this model.

This phablet is pre-loaded with software and applications that allow you to make the most of the S-Pen. There’s the Air Command menu - which automatically pops up when you eject the stylus with one satisfying click – presenting you with a full range of stylus-usage options. Aside from the familiar Action Memo, S Note, and Smart Select, Note5 comes with the new Screen Write feature that captures full website articles as one seamless image that you can edit or doodle on using the pen. There’s also Screen-Off Memo that lets you instantly write notes on the phone's display without having to unlock it. This is particularly useful when you need to quickly jot down numbers or items as you hear them or to write down ideas as inspiration strikes you at random times during the day – something that creative people usually experience.

Considering all of its stunning features, Samsung Galaxy Note5 is definitely one of the best Android smartphones that you can own this year.

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I would like to thank Coleen Iñigo and Diane Aquinde of Smart Digital and Social Media Team for giving me all images that I used in this feature.

And what’s great is that you can you can now get it via the fully-customizable Smart Postpaid All-In Plan 1200 with just Php 649 cash-out per month! Simply subscribe to any Flexibundle offers by Smart - using your consumable Php 1,200 - based on your text, call, and data requirements as a consumer.

As a high-end, flagship level smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Note5 is likewise being offered as bundled device with the fully-consumable Smart Infinity LTE Plan 5000 and 8000. As the most prestigious brand of the MVP-company, Infinity gives subscribers these exclusive perks and privileges:

VIP Customer Service : Get a dedicated Infinity Relationship Officer, access to a 24/7 worldwide concierge service, priority service in dedicated Smart Stores as well as the option to have your preferred mobile number and a spare SIM.

VIP Network Access : Users of LTE-compatible devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Note5, can maximize this benefit and enjoy watching movies or videos, upload or download photos and more, on their mobile device on the country’s fastest and most widely-available LTE service.

VIP Rewards and Privileges : Enjoy a have a whole array of year-round privileges, which can be simply accessed through the recently launched, Smart Infinity Lifestyle App.

When you get your Samsung Galaxy Note5 from any of the two above-mentioned Smart Infinity Postpaid Plans, you will also get free tickets to much-awaited Manila run of the musical Les Misérables as well PAL Mabuhay Miles, which you can use to travel the world. These premium perks are being offered by Smart Infinity in partnership with top-notch and well-respected institutions like Ticketworld, Concertus Manila, and Philippine Airlines.

Here are some photos from the landmark launch of Smart Infinity Samsung Galaxy Note5 launch held at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City last September 16, 2015.

Smart Infinity, Julie Carceller, James Chi, Bambi Rivera Verzo, Jaime Bautista, Digs Dimagiba
Mr. James Chi, Marketing Manager of Infinity, Business Group; Ms. Bambi Rivera-Verzo, President of Concertus Manila; Ms. Julie Carceller, Head of Infinity Business Group; Mr. Jaime Bautista, Philippines Airlines President and Chief Operating Officer; Mr. Digs Dimagiba, IT and Mobile Business Unit Head of Samsung

Smart Infinity, Julie Carceller, Benedicto Cabrera, BenCab, Digs Dimagiba, Rhomel Marcojos, Minsu Chu, Julie Carceller
Ms. Julie Carceller, Head of Infinity Business Group; Mr. Minsu Chu, IT and Mobile Korean Business Adviser of Samsung; Mr. Ben Cab, National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts; Mr. Digs Dimagiba, IT and Mobile Business Unit Head of Samsung; and Mr. Rhomel Marcojos, IT and Mobile Head of Operator Business of Samsung

Smart Infinity Ambassadors, Smart Infinity, Mark Milan Macanas, James Chi, Paul Chuapoco, Mikaela Martinez
Smart Infinity Ambassadors: Lifestyle Maven Ms. Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Lifestyle Blogger Mr. Paul Chuapoco, and yours truly, Tech Blogger Mr. Mark Macanas with Smart Infinity Marketing Manager, Mr. James Chi (third from left).

Smart Infinity, Julie Carceller, Bambi Rivera Verzo, BenCab, Benedicto Cabrera, Robert Sewell
Ms. Julie Carceller, Head of Infinity Business Group; Mr. Joey Verzo; Ms. Bambi Rivera-Verzo, President of Concertus Manila; Mr. Ben Cab, National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts; and Mr. Robert Sewell, President of TicketWorld

Ben Cab, Benedicto Cabrera, BenCab Samsung Galaxy Note5, Smart Infinity
During the event, using the key feature of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 which is the S-Pen and the software that brings it to life, National Artist Mr. Benjamin Cabrera drew a stunning work of art on the phablet -- live! Seeing him embrace technology and merge it with his deepest passions - first-hand - was truly inspiring.

Smart Infinity

A handsome and luxurious smartphone like Samsung Galaxy Note5 deserves to be paired with and powered by the most premium postpaid service that's available to Filipinos. If you think you deserve nothing but the very best and you want to be treated like royalty, then get your phablet from Smart Infinity!

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Philippines
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm
Weight 171 grams
Available Colors Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl
Operating System Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
Display 5.7 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD (~518 ppi pixel density), SuperAMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 4
Processor Octa Core = Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, Mali-T760MP8 GPU, Exynos 7420 chipset
Internal Storage 32/64 GB options, expandable via Hybrid SIM slot doubling as microSD card expansion slot
Camera Main: 16 MegaPixels, 5312 x 2988 pixels, Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.6" Sony IMX240 Exmor RS or Samsung S5K2P2 ISOCELL, 1.12μm, f/1.9, PDAF, OIS, automatic HDR, object tracking autofocus, LED flash
Front: 5 MP, f/1.9
Video Capture Main: 4K 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Optical stabilization, Dual Video Recording, Full HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC player
Ports microUSB v2.0, USB-OTG support, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE, 3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps/ LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPS Yes, with GLONASS, Beidou, and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Digital Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (TBC)
SIM Card Type Dual nanoSIM = nano + Hybrid nanoSIM slot (doubling as microSD card expansion slot)
Battery Non-removable 3,000 mAh Li-Po battery
Uptime ~ 336 Hours of Standby, 21 Hours of Talk Time (TBC)
Value-Added Features Glass-Metal-Glass construction, TouchWiz, Samsung Apps, S-Pen Support, Fingerprint Scanner (Non-Swipe, One Touch), Multi-Window, Fast Charging
Announcement August 14, 2015
Availability August 2015
Price Free with Smart Infinity LTE Plan 5000 and 8000
Price Starts at around $850 USD
TP Guesstimate: Philippines - Php 39,000 to Php 40,000
Official SRP: Php 36,990 for the 32GB Dual SIM model