Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus are live! The new Gear watch teased as well!

Aug 13, 2015 | News

Samsung Unpacked brought us all we could ever want and more with the release of its most recent flagship devices. As speculated, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus made their triumphant appearance, and at the end of the presentation the company teased the new Gear device.

 

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First in line is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the most recent smartphone of the Note line. It is slimmer, has a bigger display AND a redesigned click-y S Pen. You can now write notes directly on your phablet screen without having to open it before hand and it appears to be actually very useful for people who want a big smartphone and who are creative.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is, as expected, the bigger brother to S6 Edge. It has the dual edge screen we embraced earlier this year and it could very well be the epitome of the journey began by the Galaxy Edge last year. Two colors were shown as previously leaked, the white and the gold version. It has a 5.7” screen and it is smaller than the iPhone 6 Plus at the same time. Take that, Apple! It comes paired with a Bluetooth headset and offers sharp images and clear and fluid videos.

 

Note 5 keyboard

 

 

The physical keyboard case was also presented with the Note 5, making the previous leaks very very real, as expected. It is supposed to ease writing and protect your phone.

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

 

 

Tech specs:

 

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • SoC: Exynos 7420 (64bit, 14nm), Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)
  • Display: 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560x1440 (518ppi), dual edge
  • Memory: 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0)
  • Camera: Rear: 16 MP OIS (F1.9), Front: 5 MP (F1.9)
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO (2x2), Bluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
  • Charging: Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging
  • Measurements: 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm, 153g
  • available in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum

 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

  • OS: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
  • SoC: Exynos 7420 (64bit, 14nm), Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)
  • Display: 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560x1440 (518ppi)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0)
  • Camera: Rear: 16 MP OIS (F1.9), Front: 5 MP (F1.9)
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO (2x2), Bluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)
  • Charging: Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging
  • Measurements: 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, 171g
  • available in Black Sapphire and White Pearl

 

 

 

 

Launch date

 

The Samsung devices will be available in stores starting August 21, but this deal is only available for the US and Canada at the time being. US preorders will start today at 3PM so if you like what you saw at the live event, make sure to preorder.

 

Other interesting features:

Edge plus

Galaxy edge plus

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VDIS – works with IOS on the rear camera to stabilize recordings

 

Sidesync – connects multiple screens on smartphones wirelessly and allows sharing data and files (MAC Compatibility along with Windows)

 

Fast wireless charging – 120 min to fully charge a depleted smartphone (this is just the beginning as Samsung says they want a world of charging free of cables!)

 

The live broadcast feature allows users to broadcast from smartphones directly on YouTube and whoever is watching doesn’t even need to have an account. Making thins accessible to everyone.

 

Apps Edge feature makes it easier for you to get close to your preferred contact by simply swiping one edge of the device.

 

Samsung Pay – the future of mobile payments, universal availability design in mind with making card swiping obsolete. As presented, the feature is as easy to use as follows: You sign in with your fingerprint and put your phone with its back on a credit card and that should to the trick. You can now pay your groceries with your Samsung Pay phone. The feature allowed Samsung to close partnerships with the biggest banks in the world, ant there is growing list of supported cards. This is the first feature to support retailer store, gift and membership  cards.

 

Samsung Knox is supposed to keep your financial information safe from possible fraud and hacking. It does not store or transmit information during transactions. Each transaction uses one ID that gets deleted after use. The feature goes live in South Korea on August 20th , and it becomes available in the US on September 28th. Other countries will follow after that.

 

Gear 2

 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 was also teased at the end of the event, and the presented images have lots and lots of promise. That’s all for this month’s Samsung event.