Samsung has geared up tight against Apple by launching the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 at the Unpacked event in New York. While Samsung has hit bull’s eye with its gigantic phones, Apple is also heading that way. Therefore, Samsung needs to grab all the limelight before Apple does in September with the next iPhone. Unpacked did not just reveal the new flagships but also revealed a new mobile payment system from Samsung, besides a new hardware keyboard add on.
The Note 5 Story
With the new Galaxy Note 5, Samsung dumped its premium leather and polycarbonate at last. The tacky design interface of the previous Note variants is now replaced by glass and metal. The Edge+ reminds us of the Galaxy S6 and comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display and the classic Note stylus. The software has received a new update as well, but the Note 5 makes the stylus more interesting. Wait until 21 August, 2015 to get your hands on the handset.
Edge+ Gets Edgier
With the Galaxy Edge+, Samsung offers a biggie version of S6 Edge and packs in a 5.7-inch display. It is done up in glass and metal but the Edge factor has been spruced up. You can use the Edge to access the most popular contacts and recently used applications. This accounts for quicker navigation. The handset will be on the racks starting 21 August, 2015.
Of note is the fact that while the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have camera specs similar to the Samsung Galaxy S6, users can now stream videos live from camera to YouTube on the new handsets. The streaming speed is expected to be 1080p at 60fps and videos will be eligible for being pushed immediately live.
The biggest surprise was perhaps the release of Samsung Pay that the maker vouches to offer as a way more accessible option than Apple Pay. Samsung Pay makes use of MST and NFC that help beam out a magnetic code, which will function like the magnetic stripe we swipe on all credit or debit cards. Samsung Pay will be compatible with most card readers and for now will be available in USA on Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 from September.
What we can assure you is that Samsung is taking Apple’s iPhone threat seriously enough to dole out innovations on its products never before expected.
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.… Read the rest
People who are eagerly waiting for the Samsung Note 5 will be in for a surprise as the much-awaited phone will be launched on 12 August rather than the September date that was announced earlier. The makers of Note 5 have decided to pre-launch the product because Apple is also gearing up for the launch of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus in the market.
Experts in the tech industry are stating that the move has been taken by Samsung to launch the product earlier in a bid to boost sales.
What is being offered in the new Note 5?
Earlier this month, some CAD designed images of the Note 5 were released on the internet. Recently, some more renders of the Note 5 were released that gave a clear view of the phone. Pictures released so far suggest that the Samsung Note 5 may come with 2.5D curved glass along with S-Pen that will have an auto eject function.
With a 2.5D glass, edges of the phone will be smoother and the swipe function will be made easier. All features of the phone will also be conveniently available. Obviously, as stated before, the Note 5 will not have a curved screen.
The final say will come on the product after the launch. However, speculations state that this new Note 5 will surely be an eye catcher.
A host of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features have been leaked online. It is being said that the new Phablet would be released during the upcoming IFA-15 event, which is scheduled to be held in Berlin, somewhere between 4 and 9 September.
New Note 5 features and specifications
According to Web speculations, S-pen would eject automatically and users will be able to fold the screen like a hankie. In addition, the wonderful device may come with a 5.5-inch Super Amoled display and internal storage of 16 GB with a 4 GM RAM. With 8 MP front facing camera and 16 MP rear camera, taking selfies would be much easier.
It should be known these features are not offcially confirmed.
Getting the features patented
It has also been reported that Samsung will get the features including foldable screen and auto eject S-pen, patented. The process for filing the patent is already done with theTrademark and Patent Office in USA and the new Phablet will soon be launched with the new specifications, which the South Korean conglomerate has developed for the users.
Samsung is all set to stifle Apple this year and we are almost sure its Galaxy Note 5 could be a way to do that. The latest revelation on this buzz comes from a Samsung model christened ZenZero for its Edge series on benchmarking portal HTML5test.
The test run had been conducted on Samsung Browser 3.2, for a “SAMSUNG ZenZero running Android 5.1.1,” according to the benchmarking site, states GSMArena.
Before you get all dolled up about the upcoming Note 5, the website has specifically stated that it does not warrant the tests and information. It adds that these are in no way official or even genuine.
We had earlier heard that Samsung Galaxy Note 5 might hit the market by August this year, as stated on Daum, a Korean website. Now again with buzz around Apple releasing its next flagship gaining ground for a September timeline, leaks are pointing to a plausible Note 5 entry by September.
On another end, Samsung is supposedly working on two variants– SM-N920F and SM-G928S at the moment, according to SamMobile. The source also stated how the former model could actually be the Galaxy Note 5. The rumored specs part of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 could be-
With the rumored release date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 coming closer, speculations related to the new phone is splurging on the web every now and then. Noting the releasing trend of Samsung, the phone is expected to be out in the market anytime in September and ET News, a South Korean publication house reported that Samsung has placed an order of around 8 million flexible displays to a display manufacturer. Yet, it did not reveal, whether the order is for Note 5 or any other model.
When new reports are hitting the web everyday, users have suggested their wishlist for the upcoming phone. While the upcoming model is said to have a 4K display, Samsung users prefer to get the same display they found in Note 4, else it may take a toll on the battery life.
Samsung fans are also hopeful about finding a wireless charging option in the new phablet so that the battery does not get dried for unavailability of charging points. Even though Note 4 has a decent battery life, people expect the new phone to feature better processor that helps in enhancing battery life. The phone is also expected to have the best processors in the market, something like Exynos chipset.
People are also hopeful to get a better integration of S Pen stylus in the new phone and also want to see an improvised fingerprint scanner in the phablet. Many people are also hopeful to get a flexible display in Note 5 and last but not the least, to improve the overall experience, Samsung lovers now expect the phone to have better storage versions. Yet, the company is tightlipped about the features of the phone and everyone will have to wait for some more time till official confirmation is made available. … Read the rest
Samsung is rumored to launch its flagship Galaxy Note 5 in the coming months. According to insiders, we might even be luckier to get hands on this much awaited device as early as August.
It is rumored that Note 5 may come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) some time back. If this is to be, the 64-bit processor Kryo could indeed zoom up Note 5’s rank as a performer. Then again, we also hear that Note 5 will beef up thanks to an Exynos chipset with 4 GB LPDDR4 DRAM support. Experts are of the opinion that the Note 5 could mean big business and currently the buzz around the chipset, seems to be ringing strong.
Besides the chipset debate and a probable curved display with aluminium body, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 promises far more exciting specs-
8 GB RAM
64 GB built in storage
20 MP rear camera
Front camera with resolutions of anything between 3.7 MP and 5 MP Corning Gorilla Glass 5
While Samsung is yet to lift the lid on the built and the processor, we are already drooling over plausible anticipations.