Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus and Samsung Galaxy A8 certified in Singapore


A trio of Samsung Galaxy products have been certified in Singapore by the country's Infocomm Development Authority. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus and the Samsung Galaxy A8 are listed by the agency, which is charged with supporting innovative technology in the country.

Of the three models, only the Samsung Galaxy A8 has been officially announced by Samsung at present. This is the slimmest handset produced by Samsung to date. At its thinnest, the phone measures just 5.9mm thin. It also features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display that has a 1080 x 1920 resolution. A 64-bit Snapdragon 615 is under the hood, equipped with an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage (12GB is available to the user). Those requiring additional memory can access the 128GB micro SD slot. The back to front camera combo weighs in at 16MP/5MP and the generator keeps humming thanks to a 3050mAh battery. Android 5.1 is pre-installed with TouchWiz on top.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is expected to feature top-shelf specs and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus has been rumored to be a 5.7-inch version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S6 edge handset. Both models could be unveiled during the middle of next month and might feature similar specs. The important thing to take away from this is that the Galaxy Note 5 and the rumored Galaxy S6 edge Plus are now closer to seeing the light of day. In fact, with a government agency listing the Galaxy S6 edge Plus, it looks like the phone is real. Of course, we'd prefer to hear the official word from Samsung before Paul Revere-ing the phone throughout the world.

Thanks for the tip, Melvin!

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Galaxy Note 5
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
Galaxy A8
  • Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3050 mAh

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30 Comments

1. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Samsung will never learn. How many mid range phones do the need to release? It's shows their consumer that they are not confident with their products they have. Very sad!

10. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Android is a different game than the premium iphones. If Samsung doesn't do, some other company will do. It's better to give choices than to fail flat like Nokia. Also not all products are sold everywhere. Some are region specific. These 3 - A8, Note 5 & S6 edge+ are surely worth products for Singapore. It's a good market for phablets. Samsung lost some of thier shar to Iphone 6plus because of premium build. These 3 can help to get back those.

17. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

The A8 is way to expensive to be a mid-range, over 500.00 $= kinda premium.

19. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

It's almost premium except for the snapdragon 615.

22. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Again.. how many times do we have to repeat this? This is Samsung designated price, it has nothing to do with actual retail price. First visit Asia and check the market. I will give you very simple facts, which applies to ** every Samsung mobile ** 1. Every Samsung phone will be launched with a high price 2. This price will be there for max 1 month 3. This Samsung designated price will always be more than what you get from normal retail stores. A8 will be selling for less than 400$ within 2 months, guranteed. I am fed-up repeating this every time there is an artcle about Samsung pricing. Check ground reality first, just don't go by the headline.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So don't repeat it. He didn't ask you.

11. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

It's all a matter of CHOISE! Soo many people soo many wishes how a phone should look/work and... cost! Samsung is the only OEM who has a phone for every person with it's individual needs/wishes/expectations of a phone ;-)

27. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

*Choice

28. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Very true, if customer need an sd card and no speed, then they can go for the epop A8 with the all new small emmc/sd card/ddr3 ram chip, helping to add a big battery, also looks way better than iPhone 6+ If they need looks and power and speed go for the s6 edge plus If you need super power and super battery, then get note 5 Both the last 2 have cutting edge ufs and a super fast CPU It's all about choice with Samsung and as per other have said as its andrord if you do not make it it will be done by some other company and that will mean they get all the cash Samsung 50/50 with ten hi end with Apple, it's the low end they need to cover and the only way to do that is choice

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No it doesn't. It shows they care about giving choices. Just because you may like one of their mid-ranged devices, doesn't mean everyone does. After all how many different cuts of beef come from the same cow? Maybe we should just grind up the cow only...right?

21. waddup121 unregistered

Great stuff

2. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

I will upgrade my G2 in August, what should I buy, Note 5 or iPhone 6? I've never had iPhone before, but I like smoothness and and animations of ios

3. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

I suggest you see both devices in person..do some research on both and simply pick the one you like better.

9. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

The G2 is still a fantastic device, great screen, good size, great camera and still powerful chipset. I would give it at least another half a year before upgrading.

12. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yep G2 can go one more year, may be try custom roms when android m comes up, if you don't get an update.

13. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

If you like customization, multitasking, and want to do everything with your device, go for Samsung Note devices. If you like smoothness mainly , just go for iPhone.

14. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

G2 still has a very very good battery life even in these days! And still the processor is not that lame weak. Exchange at January. You will get some very good deals on the Note 5 and the iPhone 6s IMO LG G2 is the best made LG phone in terms of battery life.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The iPhone 6 is not even as fast as the s6, 100% for the + as it lags bad

5. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

So they could slice 3050mah battery in 5.9mm thick device,and couldn't manage the same in s6.

7. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

the A8 is a phablet..hence it's much TALLER and WIDER than an S6..hence more room for a bigger battery

30. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

They also using there new epop emmc/ddr3 chip that is very small I.e. Why it so thin with that big battery

8. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I think there thinking is that, being power hungry 615 needs more battery than S6. Also by other 2 dimensions A8 is larger. I don't know what is Samsung doing with there 20 nm fabs, they should have used 5430.5433 in this device.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The A7 that I hold has got Exynos 5430. It's white and very premium. Got it for $370

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This fall is going to be interesting. 6s plus, N5, Edge plus. I can't wait to see em.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Let the games begin! I agree, it will be very interesting. Samsung with 3 options all new and nice looking vs Apple with 2 of the same other than size. 4 Phablet sized devices. Samsung FTW

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Hope the Edge Plus doesn't have a SD 808. Coworker got a G4 and heats and lags all the time. Samsung should stick with there own processors.

31. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It as 7420 And the note 5 as 7422 epop cpu

24. ausnote4

Posts: 40; Member since: Nov 25, 2014

Samsung is just missing one crucial phone. A monster hardware 6" plus phablet similar to note 5 in spec. Sony z5 ultra is what i am waiting for now if note 5 remain at 5.7". The market for 6" phone will huge worldwide by the end of this year and is already huge in asia so i just don't understand why Samsung don't provide >6" phablet (exclude mega range since it is mid range in spec)

26. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

All certified not to have a removable battery.

32. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The note 5 will come with a big battery and low power epop cpu

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