Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is still one of the newer premier smartphones available today, it seems like it came out ages ago. When the Galaxy Note 5 first came to Canada in August, it was available only in Black Sapphire with 32GB of non-expandable internal memory – the 64GB version was not an option. A beautiful Silver Titanium model was never even offered in North America, but finally a 32GB model was offered by Bell. We are happy to announce that the Silver Titanium color is now available at Rogers – however, but both the Black and Silver models now offering a 64GB option. The 64GB Galaxy Note 5 will cost you slightly more money…naturally…but not too much. On a two-year contract, the 64GB Note 5 will cost you $439.99 rather than the 32GB model at $359.99 and the off-contract price only goes up $10, to $859.99.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is manufactured in four colors – Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium. In the United States only the Black and White models are offered and in Canada, only the Black Sapphire model was initially offered, followed by Bell getting the Silver Titanium model in mid-October – but only in the 32GB model. With Rogers now selling not only both colors, but also the 64GB variants, we can only hope that the other carriers will do the same. With no room to add external memory to the new Galaxy Note 5, having a 64GB option is definitely a good thing…especially when it only costs $10 more if purchased off-contract. Perhaps Samsung will start releasing the remaining colors to all of North America to help stimulate sales.
No matter what color or how much internal memory you purchase, the new Galaxy Note 5 has much to offer. You get a 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 260 x 1440 pixels and 518 pixels-per-inch (PPI). A 64-bit Exynos 7420 octa-core processor with 14nm technology is the brains of the Note 5 – coupled with 4GB of DDR4 RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of non-expandable UFS 2.0 memory. It has one of the best cameras (16MP) available on a smartphone and the S-Pen. A 3000 mAh battery powers the device and offers a quick charging battery as well as quick wireless charging.