Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Malaysia be available with Dual-SIM variant only

Recently, some news sources have announced that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge Plus will come to Malaysia with dual SIM feature, but how about microSD card slot?

As we mentioned in a post before, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 with model number SM-N9208 would come along with quad-band 2G, dual-band 3G, and 4 LTE bands (850/18002600). Besides, the device would sport a dual SIM. Locally it would support Wi-fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, NFC and ANT+. So, they are what we know for sure about Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now.

Furthermore, some more info related to this flagship duo has been claimed that both Note 5 and S6 edge Plus will lack removable batteries and expandable storage, just like their elder brother Samsung Galaxy S6 launched at the beginning of the year. Though a rumor has been raising on the internet these days, saying that Note 5 will have a hybrid SIM tray slot for users to put a microSD card in, it is wrong info and not going to happen in Malaysia.

As for the price tag, both devices are expected to arrive in Malaysia in early September, a few days later than our neighbor Singapore. Accordingly, Note 5 hit the Singaporean market last Saturday, 15 August, 2015 with two color options: Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum. However, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ will make it on 22 August, 2015 with prices set as below:

– Samsung Galaxy Note 5 32GB: SGD1,088 (~RM3,190)
– Samsung Galaxy Note 5 64GB: SGD1,188 (~RM3,483)
– Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus 32GB: SGD1,188 (~RM3,483)
– Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus 64GB: SGD1,288 (~RM3,776)

Well, basing on this list of prices in Singapore and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 price in Malaysia (RM2,499), we predict that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 price in Malaysia would be ranging from RM2,900 to RM3,500 and S6 edge Plus from RM3,400 to RM3,800.

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In conclusion, we think maybe we have to get used to the fact that most flagship phones nowadays and in the future will be coming with no microSD card slot.