Samsung has announced its new age phablets – the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.Both the phablets have a large 5.7-inch Super-AMOLED display with Quad HD resolution, 4 GB RAM, Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and are powered by Samsung’s 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset that has four Cortex-A57 cores clocked at 2.1GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz.
Both the smartphones offer snazzy metal-and-glass construction and have 16 megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation feature and F1.9 aperture. They also come with 3000 mAh battery and 5 megapixel front camera with F1.9 aperture. fast charging and wireless charging facility are vailable in teh smartphones.Connectivity features remain the same in both Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 including 4G, NFC, WiFi (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, micro USB 2.0 port, and GPS with GLONASS and Beidou. They also have the fingerprint sensor. Samsung will launch both Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ in 32 GB and 64 GB variants but neither of them offers expandable storage slot.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has dual edge display similar to Galaxy S6 Edge. This handset measures 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm and weighs 153 grams. It has a new improved S Pen as well. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ measures 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm and weighs 171 grams.
Both the smartphones will go on sale on August 21 in the United States and Canada. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be offered in Black and Gold colours in the US market at $814.99 (approximately Rs 53,000) for the 32 GB version and $914.99 (approximately Rs 59,500) for the 64 GB variant.
The Note 5 will be offered in Black and White colours. In the US, the 32 GB version of Note 5 will be sold at $739.99 (approximately Rs 48,000) while the 64 GB variant will cost $839.99 (approximately Rs 54,800).
Samsung has not revealed pricing and availability details of the devices for the Indian market.