The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 was released in August and remains one of the best phablets on the market, in the opinion of both critics and smartphone fans. You can now pick up an unlocked Note 5 for $549, a considerable savings over AT&T and Amazon's current prices for the device.

If you've been contemplating making the jump to a phablet that is guaranteed to receive an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update with top-of-the-line specs, you may want to consider this limited time deal on an unlocked 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Note 5, which undercuts Amazon's $654 and AT&T's $739.99 price tag.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 boasts a 5.7-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 by 1440 and a pixel density of 518 pixels per inch (ppi) and is powered by an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. The handset includes 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, a high-end 16 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front-facing shooter, 3,000 mAh battery and enhanced S Pen stylus.

For a limited time, you can purchase a 32 GB factory unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 for $549.99, which also includes free shipping.

One advantage iOS users usually have over Android users is having the peace of mind that their devices will receive regular and major OS software updates from Apple for a couple of years. Android users, on the other hand, have to wait for the manufacturers of their devices to release these kinds of updates — that is, unless you're using one of Google's Nexus devices, which receive timely updates right from the source.

All of the main Android smartphone licensees have already announced which of their devices will get an update to Google's latest OS, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and leading the way is Samsung.

While Samsung hasn't announced an exact release date for its Android 6.0 Marshmallow update, the software is expected to hit the Galaxy S6 series and Note 5 first, which should please current and future owners.

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