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

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 2560×1440 (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 (2×2), 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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q-p-zkydLQ

 

 

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 2560×1440 (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 (2×2), 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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CppgLnNM1PE

 

 

 

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.

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch to run on Tizen and change appearance

Samsung ’s next smartwatch is said to be smarter, better and easier to navigate. Plus, is will change its design a little bit and slim its bezels down! The next Galaxy Gear will reportedly have a round rotatable bezel that will be used for navigation and zoom in and out of photos. The round face of the device is a given considering that it will facilitate rotating the bezels for easier content access.

 

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The info was relayed at the Tizen Developer Summit 2015 held in Bangalore, India, last week. This is pretty much all we know about it so far, as no other details were unveiled to the public.

 

Will the new Galaxy Gear device save Samsung ’s smartwatch line?

 

The new Samsung smartwatch is codenamed Orbis, but its final name is allegedly Gear A. It is supposed to run on Tizen, Samsung’s own watch software. It is possible that the device will be unveiled on August 13th, at a press event, when the South Korean manufacturer will launch its two phablets, Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus. The gear watches have not been so well received, which means this could be a great step towards acceptance or the final nail in the coffin.

 

The new Galaxy gear device is rumored to have 768MB of RAM plus 4GB of storage and lots of sensors: a Wi-Fi chip, a GPS and a heart rate sensor, plus a digital crown win an undisclosed function.

 

Considering the fact that Apple is munching on high-end content and the Chinese manufacturers are taking over the low-end spectrum of the market, Samsung finds itself in a tough position that only toughens with every passing day. We shall see if they manage to get back on the high horse with their newest devices as sales have dipped across its entire smartphone line.

 

Source: Mashable

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Samsung postpones launching new Wearables as it works on a “more perfect product”

Samsung is working on a “perfect product” as we speak, according to executive VP Young-hee Lee. It appears that the South-Korean conglomerate is taking a break from releasing more smartwatches and focusing towards creating a perfect device for the future. Since 2013, Samsung has released lots of wearable devices, including Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, Gear Live and Gear Fit.

 

Samsung Wearable, source redorbit.com
Samsung Wearable, source redorbit.com

 

According to the VP, Samsung has already released enough products – more than anyone else – therefore they are ready to take a pause and create a more perfect product in the meantime. It appears that the said product is already being worked on and the public may not have to wait THAT long to see it. Of course, next time a device is released from Samsung; it will have to take on the eternal rival Apple product, the Apple Watch. But as long as a Samsung wearable is going to run on Android Wear, we are sure it will be a success.

A possible problem would be the usage of Samsung’s proprietary Tizen OS, which may be the obvious choice for the future as the company is trying to become independent from all exterior associates.

Source: DroidLife

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Minecraft pocket edition supported by Android Wear devices!

Minecraft pocket edition is back and this time the pocket is smaller than ever! The little cubic sandbox is now available on smartwatches as well!

The first smartwatches that have a similar construction to older smartphones can handle the pocket version of Minecraft, and this is all thanks to Youtube user and Galaxy Gear owner Corbin Davenport, who managed to port the game to the most minimal virtual pocket ever.

Davenport says he didn’t do that much to make the Pocket version supported on his Galaxy Gear as he just manually installed it. The Samsung handwear device runs on a 1.2 Ghz Snapdragon 400 processor with 512 MB of RAM and no less than 4 GB of storage, which means it is strong enough to play the sandbox building game, at least in local mode.

It appears that the game adapts rather well to the 1.65” square 320×320 screen. You can even play the game if you squint your eyes a bit and are careful enough with there you tap the screen.

Source: YouTube

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