The Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event hosted in New York on Thursday witnessed the launch of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones by the CEO of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics, JK Shin. This flagship phablet has been introduced to counter the declining fortune of the South Korean giant in the world market.
Both the phablets would be available in selected market by the end of August and from September, these would become widely available. Pre-orders have already kicked off from Thursday in the US. While Galaxy Note 5 will be made available via AT&T at $ 739.99 for the 32 GB model and $ 839.99 for the 64 GB option, Galaxy S6 Edge+ is priced at $ 814.99 for the 32 GB variant and $ 914.99 for the 64 GB model. Samsung clearly mentioned that the former model would be selectively available but the latter would have wider availability.
Both the flagship phablets will have similar features. Only the displays would differ. The S6 Edge+ has a dual-edge display. Another important feature in the Note 5 would be a new and better S Pen. The duo is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and feature 5.7-inch QHD Super-Amoled display with 515 ppi of pixel density. These devices are powered by a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC with four Cortex-A57 cores at 2.1 GHz clock speed and our Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.5 GHz speed. They come with 4 GB LPDDR4 RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ sport rear camera of 16 MP with OIS as well as f/1.9 aperture and a front camera of 5 MP. The home button on both the phones doubles up to work as the fingerprint sensor as well. It is also been speculated that there would be a Live Broadcast feature in these devices.
Both the smartphones would not have microSD card slots and they would come with 3000 mAh non-removable batteries. As far as connectivity is concerned, both Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will be put forward in 4G LTE Cat. 9 or Cat. 6 modems as per the availability in the market. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Micro-US 2.0 and GPS/ A-GPS. These smartphones would be available in colors like Gold Platinum, Black sapphire, White Pearl and Silver Titanium. The Edge+ would be slightly heavier and thicker than Note 5 as releaved.
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,” commenting on the launch of the two smartphones.