|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, March|
|Body||Dimensions||142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm (5.61 x 2.74 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||152 g (5.36 oz)|
|Build||Corning Gorilla Glass 4 back panel|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
– IP68 certified – dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
|Display||Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.1 inches (~72.1% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|– Always-on display
– TouchWiz UI
|Platform||OS||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820
Exynos 8890 Octa
|CPU||Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo
Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 200 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
microSD, up to 200 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
|Internal||32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||12 MP, f/1.7, 26mm, phase detection autofocus, OIS, LED flash, check quality|
|Features||1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality|
|Secondary||5 MP, f/1.7, 22mm, dual video call, Auto HDR|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 24-bit/192kHz audio|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB Host|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0)
– Wireless charging (Qi/PMA) – market dependent
– ANT+ support
– S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
– OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 22 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 62 h|
|Misc||Colors||Black, White, Gold, Silver, Pink Gold|
|SAR US||1.40 W/kg (head) 1.59 W/kg (body)|
|SAR EU||0.41 W/kg (head) 0.62 W/kg (body)|
|Tests||Performance||Basemark OS II: 2004 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2128
Basemark X: 32345
|Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.376 (sunlight)|
|Camera||Photo / Video|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 66dB / Noise 62dB / Ring 66dB|
|Audio quality||Noise -92.5dB / Crosstalk -92.7dB|
|Battery life||Endurance rating 80h|
A job posting revealed that Nokia was indeed working on a cloud-powered OS based on Linux.
The S5 has started getting its Android 6.0 treat, with the update rolling out to the SM-G900F model in Sri Lanka.
T-Mobile has just started distributing the long-awaited Marshmallow update (G928TUVU2DPD1) to its carrier-branded variants of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ located in the United States.
Google has started seeding the Android Marshmallow update for the Sony Smartwatch 3 with users slated to get the update within a week’s time. With this, Google also declared that all Android Wear devices have now received the latest Marshmallow update.
It seems Samsung has begun building software-based flash option for selfies on handsets as well, as the Galaxy J3 (2016) also comes with the feature out of the box, despite running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and not Marshmallow. It is possible the J3 got the option because it’s from the same lineup as the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, which sport an actual flash for the front camera, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see every new Samsung smartphone henceforth offering a flash option for the front-facing camera.
The Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) are the first affordable smartphones from Samsung to sport a metallic body (while keeping a removable back cover and battery). Their specs include 5.2-inch 720p and 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED displays, quad-core and octa-core processors, 2GB and 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera with an LED flash. Both handsets feature large batteries – a 3,100 mAh unit on the J5 and a 3,300 mAh unit on the J7.
Since Marshmallow has been available for six months and it’s only found on less than 3% of devices, you can imagine how long it will be before Android N makes its way to end users. Google surprised us all when it released a developer preview build earlier this month, and the final build of Android N is expected to be released sometime this summer. So if trends stay true, we can expect N to become the most widely used version of Android sometime in 2018. Seriously.
If you own a Galaxy Note 5 and reside in the land of maple syrup, we have some fairly good news on the sticky-sweet treat front; as of now, Galaxy Note 5 is being furnished with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in Canada.