Aug 17, 2015 09:01 AM EDT

Galaxy Note 5 Reviewed: New Samsung Gadget Specs Is Amazing Except For The Added QWERTY Keyboard Accessory?

By Alex Cruz

Galaxy Note 5, together with Galaxy S6 Edge+, was announced by Samsung, Thursday. The specs were complimented by Fox News, who also described the gadget as something that was made from a premium material and can be considered as best-in-class.

Galaxy Note 5 packs an Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit processor — composed of 2.1GHz quad-core CPU and one 1.5GHz quad-core CPU. It has 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and a 32 or 64GB of storage.

It has a 5.7-inch Quad HD, 2560x1140, 518ppi, Super AMOLED screen. Fox News added that the colors were shockingly vivid, and the clarity was amazing.

The new S Pen reportedly has an excellent assisted eject function, and its sensitivity was improved, so writing with it becomes more accurate. It was also reported that Samsung added a new software so that the user can eject the S Pen and start writing on the handset's display even when the phone is asleep.

The non-removable battery is at 3000mAh. Galaxy Note 5, other than being incorporated with a fast-charging technology, reportedly supports wireless charging.

The phablet's rear camera is at 16MP, while the front is at 5MP. It and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1, and features LTE Cat 6 connectivity, dualband 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.

Along with the gadget's announcement, Samsung introduced a new QWERTY keyboard accessory, which users will have the option to buy for $80. The thing is, BGR found out that it was not working.

"The keys are flat and don't have the perfected arc curvature that BlackBerry phone keyboards have. (I would know, I reviewed the BlackBerry Classic and it has an amazing keyboard)," an article on Mashable stated, after the keyboard accessory was examined.

"When I pressed the letter 'M,' my thumb kept mashing the buttons around it and I don't even have big thumbs," the review continued.

Galaxy Note 5, whose availability in the United Kingdom is still uncertain, will be released in the U.S. market on Aug. 21, as per the report of PC Advisor. Pre-orders started on Thursday.

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