Samsung announces new Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+


Samsung yesterday announced the latest in its Galaxy line of smartphones. The company introduced the new Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as well as a larger Galaxy S6 Edge called, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ (what a mouthful!).

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Samsung says that the S6 Edge+ is better for multimedia (its official tagline) while the Galaxy Note 5 on the other hand is marketed as perfect for multi-taskers.

There is a feature on the S6 Edge+ called “Apps edge” that lets you quickly get to your favourite apps, while “People edge” helps you quickly find contacts. The Note 5 also has the S Pen that’s apparently much better than previous pens, and you can even write notes even when the screen is completely turned off.

Samsung looks to be marketing the phones at different customer bases, but they almost have identical specifications. They both have a 5.7-inch quad HD Super AMOLED display, with 4 GB or RAM and a 64-bit 8-core Exynos 7420 CPU. There is a 16 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera too for selfies.

The battery capacity is a bit of a disappointment however at just 3,000 mAh. You do though have fast charging, and fast wireless charging, with connectivity options such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4. The phones come in 32 GB and 64 GB sizes, though there’s no 128 GB version – which is also a let down because they don’t have a microSD card slot.

Both phones are available later in August.

Samsung also announced a special keyboard cover – its basically just a piece of plastic that you attach to your smartphone to provide BlackBerry style physical keys. There will be one for each of the new devices.



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