Samsung on Thursday launched two new phones as part of its flagship Note series – Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ at an event in New York.
In the US, the Galaxy Note 5 will be available through AT&T at $739.99 for the 32GB variant, and $839.99 for the 64GB variant, while the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be priced at $814.99 and $914.99 for the 32GB and 64GB variants respectively.
Both devices have same hardware properties, while the Galaxy features a dual curved screen like its predecessor Galaxy S6 Edge.
Both phones come with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 518ppi pixel density. The edge screen on the S6 edge+ can be used to pin five favourite apps along with contacts.
They are powered by a Samsung Exynos octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad), 64 bit chip and 4GB RAM (LPDDR4).
Both have 32GB or 64GB storage options available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium variants. The phones run Android 5.1 Lollipop with a new optimised version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layer.
Both of the phones boast a 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation and a 5MP front-facing camera. The devices are backed by a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging with both wireless and wired chargers.
On the connectivity front, they offer WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO(2×2), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, GPS/GLONASS, and 4G LTE Cat.9 / LTE Cat.6 (differs by market) options. The phones come with a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.
Both devices sport a body made from aluminium and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panels featuring a premium feel and high-end build quality.
The Note5 features a new S-Pen stylus which fits into the phone with a new spring-loaded mechanism. The Air Command function is activated as soon as the S-Pen is out.
The devices also support the Samsung Pay and SlideSync. Samsung Pay is a payment solution with built-in fingerprint sensor for authentication and supports both NFC and older Magnetic type terminals.
SlideSync lets user to answer text messages and calls from PC or tablet in addition to offering syncing of multimedia content. The devices also have the ability to stream live video on YouTube through the native Camera app.