It looks like Samsung phones are the hottest gifts this holiday season as recently we have seen a bunch of deals on devices belonging to the Galaxy series. The abundance of promotions in the US, however, seems like nothing compared to the gift the company gave to the users in its home market, South Korea. The Korean manufacturer just introduced the Galaxy Note 5 Winter Special Edition featuring 128GB on-board memory.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 128GB Winter Special Edition
Except for more storage capacity and a slightly different position of the logo on the back, the Winter Edition has identical internals to the original Galaxy Note 5. It means that users can expect the same 5.7-inch super sharp QHD display, Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 chip paired with a massive 4GB of RAM as well as a capacious 3,000 mAh battery with support for wireless charging. The device is also equipped with a great 16-megapixel rear camera with optical stabilization for both image and video and dual-video recording, a 5-megapixel selfie camera, fingerprint scanner and heart rate sensor. The Note 5 Winter Edition of course comes with an S Pen.
The 128GB variant will certainly be a welcome addition to the Note lineup especially since this year’s Samsung phones don’t offer expandable storage. To say that many users were disappointed with such decision would be a major understatement. In times when smartphones serve as a replacement for digital cameras, music players and in some cases even computers, for many users expandable storage is a must. Samsung must have had a very good reason for ditching microSD slot, but it turned out that the decision wasn’t very popular with customers and apparently the company is now trying to make it up to them by launching a version with more storage.
The Galaxy Note 5 Winter Special Edition in Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium color options is available now from SKT and KT and is priced at 999,900 KRW, that is approximately $846. At the moment there is no word on possible release outside of Korea, but we will keep our fingers crossed. Even if the phone doesn’t arrive to other markets through official channels like carriers, it should be available unlocked from third-party vendors via Amazon or eBay shortly.