Samsung has decided to launch a new Galaxy Note 5 Winter Special Edition just in time for the festive Christmas buying season. Unfortunately for its international fans, the variant is only being sold in its home base of South Korea for now.
There’s been no word from Samsung on whether it will bring the Galaxy Note 5 Winter Special Edition to other markets anytime soon. The main feature which has been modified from the regular version is the 128GB of internal storage the new model is packing. All other specs appear to be the same.
There is a minor design change in the form of the Samsung logo getting shifted down from below the camera module to near the bottom of the rear surface. The holiday-special unit is set to be sold via telecom operators KT and SKT. As per Sam Mobile, it’s priced at KRW 999900 (approximately $845).
Samsung had decided to do away with microSD card slots for its flagship series this year. Users who like carrying around tons of content further had to deal with the fact that the Note 5 and S6 edge+ did not come in a 128GB model like its predecessors.
The new Winter Edition of the Note 5 indicates that there is still some demand for a higher-capacity version of the smartphone. Samsung is looking to entice South Korean buyers into buying the handset by bundling it with a free fast wireless charger. People who purchase the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge+ will receive a complementary Gear VR.
A quick look at the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Winter Special Edition:
– Display: 5.7-inch super AMOLED, 1440 x 2560 pixels
– CPU: 2.1GHz 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420
– OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
– Camera: 16MP rear OIS, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Storage: 128GB
– RAM: 4GB
– Weight: 171g
– Dimensions: 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Winter Special Edition is available in gold platinum and silver titanium colors. We’ll keep you posted if and when the company decides to release it in other markets.