If You Visit South Korea, You Might Get A Note 5 To Try Out

February 1, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The Samsung Galaxy S7 announcement event is right around the corner, the company has confirmed that they’ll hold their ‘Unpacked’ press event on February 21st. Now, the timing of this event goes hand-in-hand with the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which is something Samsung does every year. The company will most probably announce the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge devices at the event, thought the Galaxy S7 Edge+ might make an appearance as well.

While we’re waiting for Samsung to unveil their new flagship offerings, we’re here to talk about the Galaxy Note 5, the company’s current flagship phablet. The Galaxy Note 5 has been around for quite some time now, and it seems like Samsung is looking to promote their brand even further in their homeland, South Korea. The company has partnered up with SK Telecom, which is the largest mobile carrier in the country, and will provide free Galaxy Note 5 devices to tourists who are visiting South Korea. This promotion will kick off at the end of this month, and the tourists will be allowed to use the device for up to 5 days. Along with the device, they will also get 1GB of free mobile data. Now promotion is actually a part of the program which promotes South Korea’s top-tier mobile tech. Samsung and SK Telekom have also partnered up with Korea Tourism Organization in order to pull this off, and you can expect more promotion offers to come along in the coming months. The three parties actually plan to offer free smartphones and data to approximately 250 tourists a week, but they need to arrive to Korea via the Seoul-Incheon International Airport.

This is a sweet offer for tourists, and a great way for not only Samsung, but South Korea to promote themselves. The Galaxy Note 5 is quite a powerful handset, and the best Samsung has to offer at the moment. It is powered by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC, while it packs 4GB of RAM on the inside. The 16-megapixel OIS camera is placed on the back, and this phablet also comes with the S Pen stylus, which is certainly one of its most unique features.