It was rumored that Samsung were aiming to pull up their release of the new Note series device as en effort to curb Apple’s sales, and then the press invites rolled out and the next Galaxy unpacked event was set for today.
Samsung took to the stage to announce two new devices, and thanks to plenty of leaks, we had pretty solid specs/details on both devices. The new Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 have arrived and most of the leaks have been confirmed. Below is a breakdown of both of the new devices.
Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 will feature a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,160 x 1,440 resolution. Inside we have Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 chipset with Octa-Core processor with 4 x 2.1GHz and 4 x 1.5GHz. Ram has now been bumped up to 4GB for some serious multi-tasking prowess. The device will be running Android 5.1 and has a 3,000mAh battery. The camera on the back is 16MP, which we assume is the same as the Galaxy S6. Sadly this time around, we have no removable battery or expandable memory, which seems like a massive step backwards for Samsung.
The S-Pen has been given a new look and now has a push mechanism for releasing it form the phone itself. Users can also start writing an instant memo even while the device is in standby.
Galaxy S6 Edge+
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a larger twin of the not so long ago S6 Edge. The specs are mostly identical to the Note 5 above with the same Exynos 7420 chipset and display size and resolution (5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with 2,160 x 1,440 resolution). We have the same 16MP camera and 3,000mAh battery. The curved display is of course still present, and Samsung have included some new software tweaks that allow apps to be pinned to the edge of the display.
Again, much like the S6 and S6 Edge, we have no removable battery or memory card slot, meaning what you see is what you get.
Both devices are sent to arrive on August 21st, at least in the US. Pricing is as expected with over €700 for a contract-less unit. The devices will be avaialble in both 32GB and 64GB models, with 128GBset to arrive in the near future.