Samsung has officially announced its new flagship phablet device, galaxy Note 5 with some fantastic features on board. Along with the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has also announced Galaxy S6 Edge with curved display and a convertible keyboard along with it.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Announcement
Now talking about the Galaxy Note 6, it comes with the same display size of 5.7 inch as that of Note 4. the Note 5 has the same octacore Samsung Exynos processor as the S6, though this time it’s paired with 4GB of RAM. The 3,000mAh battery is actually smaller than the one in last year’s Note 4, but the Note 5 includes support for both wireless charging and quick charging this time around. The phones have 5.7-inch, 2,560-by-1,440 screens (like the Note 4), with 5-megapixel cameras on the front and 16-megapixel shooters on the back.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will come with 32 or 64GB of internal storage. There’s a 16MP camera on the backside of the device with optical image stabilisation, f/1.9, phase detection auto focus
4K video, slow motion video option.
Right now, we don’t have any information regarding the official price for the device. Though, pre orders are going live by today itself.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Availability And Pricing
Pre-orders of the Galaxy Note 5 will start today, August 13, at 3PM EDT. The phablet will be available in the USA, unlocked and from carriers, on August 21. As for the price, the Note 5 will be put on the typical $299 on contract across the four major US carriers, while the unlocked price tag should hover around the 800 EUR or USD mark.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs
|Operating System||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, TouchWiz|
|Display||5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440, 518 ppi) Super AMOLED|
|Processor||Exynos 7420 octa-core (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad)
|Storage||32 or 64GB, UFS 2.0
|Rear Camera||16MP, f/1.9, OIS, phase detection auto focus
4K video, slow motion video
|Front Camera||5MP, f/1.9|
(network bands vary by market)
|Connectivity||802.11ac Wifi, 2.4/5GHz, MIMO (2×2), 620Mbps
Bluetooth v4.2 LE, ANT+
NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM|
|Charging||Micro USB 2.0, Adaptive Fast Charging
Qi wireless, Powermat wireless, fast wireless charging
|Dimensions||153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm|
|Colors||black sapphire, white pearl, gold platinum
(colors will vary by market)
Samsung Galaxy S6 gallery:
Samsung Galaxy S6 Introduction Video
Samsung Galaxy S6 Press Release:
Galaxy S6 edge+ features dual edge display for ultimate multimedia experience; Galaxy Note5 takes multi-tasking on mobile to new heights
NEW YORK, August 13, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5. Both devices represent Samsung’s commitment to the big screen smartphone market, which Samsung boldly pioneered in 2011 with the original Galaxy Note.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 blend form and function with industry leading features, including: the best screen technology, the most advanced camera for high quality photos and videos, the latest fast wireless and wired charging, and an incredibly powerful processor. With increased 4GB RAM, both smartphones offer the most powerful capacity and processing power on the market, enabling users to enjoy more seamless multi-tasking, keep up with messages, post updates to social networks faster, and enjoy graphic-heavy games without suffering lag time.
With its curved 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S6 edge+ makes the edge experience even bigger to provide a more immersive multimedia experience. The newly-designed Galaxy Note5 provides an unmatched set of productivity tools such as SideSync, along with a much refined 5th generation S Pen capabilities to better serve the major multitasker.
Samsung Pay, Samsung’s simple, safe and virtually anywhere mobile payment service, will launch in Korea on August 20 and in the U.S. on September 28. Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint verification and digital tokenization, Samsung Pay works with both MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies, bringing consumers closer than ever to a world without wallets.
“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,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5, we’re reemphasizing our ongoing commitment to bold, fearless innovation that meets the needs of our consumers.”
Galaxy S6 edge+ best for multimedia experience
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ succeeded the unique and distinctive design of Galaxy S6 edge, and becomes even more elegant, understated, and finely crafted. It features the new ‘Apps edge’ for easy access to favorite apps, and enhanced ‘People edge’ for easy communications with preferred contacts. ‘Apps edge’ allows users to access their favorite apps by just swiping the edge display. ‘People edge’ helps users to connect their close contacts easily. From the edge screen, users can quickly find their pre-set contacts and send message or give a call directly.
Galaxy Note5 perfect for multi-taskers
The Galaxy Note5 is a stunning upgrade to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note line – more powerful and more personal than ever. Inspired by the design legacy of the Galaxy S6, it ergonomically fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back. The flat screen is great to write on and the curved shape makes it easier to use the phone with one hand.
Engineered to help people get more done faster, the Galaxy Note5 includes all new S Pen that feels more solid and balanced in the user’s hand, offering improved writing capabilities and a variety of practical tools. A unique clicking mechanism offers a joyful experience of popping the S Pen out with just one quick click. Users can now quickly jot down ideas or information when the screen is off without even unlocking the phone. ‘Air Command’ feature gets more intuitive and practical as well; now the icon hovers for instant access to all of S Pen tools from any screen at any time. Users can also annotate on PDF files and capture lengthy web articles or long images at once via ‘Scroll capture.’
Powerful Core Galaxy Features
Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 feature unprecedented multimedia capabilities with deeper screen contrast and details through Samsung’s industry-leading 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display.
As social networking becomes more ubiquitous, consumers expect to share the moments of their lives through photos and video and Samsung is enabling that desire with improved video capabilities.
These include Steady Video, which provides Video Digital Image Stabilization on both the front and rear cameras for sharp, crisp video on-the-go, and Video Collage Mode, which allows users to record and edit short videos easily in various frames and effects. The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 also feature 4K(UHD) video filming and Live Broadcast, which lets users instantly live streams Full HD video straight from the phone to any individual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live. Anyone who receives the YouTube link from a Galaxy S6 edge+ or Note5 user is able to enjoy live stream video from his or her smartphone, tablet, PC or Smart TV with YouTube connectivity.
Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 users will also benefit from Samsung’s advanced camera system, including Quick Launch (double click the home button to launch the camera in less than one second*), Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Smart Optical Image Stabilization(OIS) and brand-new filters.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 feature Samsung’s fast wired and wireless charging technology and the embedded wireless charging technology is compatible with virtually any wireless pad available today. With wired charging, both devices can be fully charged in approximately 90 minutes, and through Samsung’s latest wireless charger, they can be fully charged in approximately 120 minutes.
Samsung’s newest devices are further upgraded to support SideSync, which offers both wireless and wired PC-smartphone integration for seamless connections across devices. Thanks to auto-detection and an ultra quick setup, users can instantly connect their Samsung device to their PC or tablet for easy access to files and data across all platforms and operating systems.
In addition, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 features enhanced security features with KNOX Active Protection (built into devices / out of the box) and My KNOX (app with simple/fast setup) to further protect sensitive personal and work data.
The availability and launch timing of both products vary by markets and mobile carriers. Both devices are available globally starting from August, 2015. Both have 32GB or 64GB storage options available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.
For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy.
To check the official product introduction videos, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-p-zkydLQ for Galaxy S6 edge+, http://youtu.be/CppgLnNM1PE for Galaxy Note5.
*Average speed based on internal testing conducted by Samsung. Results may vary by device or situation.
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