Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphones – Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ at an event in New York. Galaxy Note 5 32GB variant will be available at $739.99 and the Note 5 64GB variant will be priced at $839.99. On the other hand, Galaxy S6 Edge+ 32GB variant is priced at $814.99 and 64GB variant is priced at $914.99. All of these variants will be made available in US starting from 21st August 2015.
Both of these phablets boast of a 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. These devices are equipped with Octa core Exynos 7420 Soc clocked at 1.5 GHz assisted by 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB of inbuilt memory. None of these smartphones have traditional microSD card slot, which means users can not expand storage.
These devices run on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, feature a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and optical image stabilisation, and also include a 5 MP front camera which is quite good for shooting selfies. Connectivity options include 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-fi, Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB port, GPS and NFC.
All hardware is backed by massive non removable 3000 mAh battery with fast charging technology. Samsung claims that you can charge from 0 to 100 percent in less than 2 hours.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes with new SPen while Galaxy S6 Edge+ brings a new feature ‘Apps Edge’ to experience something new with curved edge display. The company also showcased new keyboard covers for both these smartphones.
Commenting on the launch in a statement, JK Shin said, “At Samsung, we believed in the promise that large screen smartphones could actively address some major consumers pain points by providing users with a better viewing experience and more productivity on-the-go. With the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5, we’re re-emphasising our ongoing commitment to bold, fearless innovation that meets the needs of our consumers.”
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+|
|Display||5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display||5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display|
|Processor||64 bit 1.5 GHz Octa core Exynos 7420||64 bit 1.5 GHz Octa core Exynos 7420|
|Camera||16 MP rear and 56 MP front camera||16 MP rear and 56 MP front camera|
|Battery||3000 mAh||3000 mAh|
|Internal Memory||32GB / 64GB||32GB / 64GB|
|Dimension and Weight||153.20 x 76.10 x 7.60 and 171 grams||154.40 x 75.80 x 6.90 and 153 grams|
|Price||$739.99 / $839.99||$814.99 / $914.99|
Both of these phablets will be available in four color variants include White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium.