Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus and Samsung Galaxy A8 certified in Singapore
posted by Alan F. / Jul 16, 2015, 12:00 PM
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!
- 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)
- 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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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!
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 12:07 PM 4
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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.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 12:51 PM 6
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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.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 4:45 PM 1
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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 ;-)
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 12:53 PM 5
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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
posted on Jul 17, 2015, 10:28 AM 0
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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?
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 2:03 PM 2
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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
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 12:11 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 1:10 PM 2
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So they could slice 3050mah battery in 5.9mm thick device,and couldn't manage the same in s6.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 12:19 PM 1
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the A8 is a phablet..hence it's much TALLER and WIDER than an S6..hence more room for a bigger battery
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 12:24 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 12:26 PM 0
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This fall is going to be interesting. 6s plus, N5, Edge plus. I can't wait to see em.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 1:44 PM 2
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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.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 4:22 PM 0
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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)
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 6:36 PM 0
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All certified not to have a removable battery.
posted on Jul 16, 2015, 10:11 PM 0
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