At a huge event in New York last night, Samsung introduced two flagship devices – the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. Both phones are spec’d similarly with few differences on the design side and some software features. The Galaxy S6 edge+ features a dual edge display whereas the Galaxy Note 5 curves it at the back for a more ergonomic fit in one’s hand. The other difference is the inclusion of the S Pen in the Galaxy Note 5.
Both phones run Android 5.1 out of the box with TouchWiz overlay and is powered by a 14nm 64-bit Exynos octa-core processor and 4GB RAM. Additionally, the phone has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED Display and option of 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. Disappointingly, there’s no memory expansion slot.
The battery has also got a boost, which is now rated at 3000mAh and supports fast charging. It can be charged in just 90 minutes when using a wired connection or just under 120 minutes while charging wirelessly.
The rear-facing camera is a 16 megapixel one whereas the front-facing is a 5 megapixel with Auto HDR support and OIS. Furthermore, the main camera also supports 4K UHD video recording with live broadcast feature through YouTube Live.
Samsung spruces the offering with a fingerprint and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) for Samsung Pay and a heart rate sensor.
If we talk about some unique features then the Galaxy Note 5 comes with a new clicking mechanism and allows users to take notes even if the screen is off and improved Air Command feature. As for the Galaxy S6 edge+, it comes with a ‘People edge’ and ‘App edge’ that makes it faster to access favourite contacts and apps.
Samsung has not revealed any plans for the Indian launch of either of the devices but plans to rollout in major markets by end of this month.