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Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 are out

gadgets Updated: Aug 14, 2015 16:10 IST
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A product expert demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus during a presentation at Lincoln Center in New York. Photo: AP

It's official: Samsung's giant new phones, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Samsung Note 5 are here.The S6 Edge+ comes with a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display, which keeps the same curves as the first S6 Edge.

The device runs on an Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and has a 3,000mAh non-removable battery. The rear camera is 16MP with a 5MP lens on the front

The curved edges of S6 Edge+ can be used as a shortcut from any screen to access top contacts and apps, by swiping along the edge. It has contact shortcuts and now the users will be able to pin their favorite apps as well.

A Samsung employee displays the new Galaxy S6 edge + after the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York. Photo: AFP

The S6 Edge+ also has fast-charging, which according to the company will charge in two hours and it offer wireless charging.

The Samsung Note 5 has a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with specs including a 16-megapixel rear-facing snapper and a 5-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and video calling. The device runs on Exynos processor and has 4GB of RAM

The Note 5 has an interneal storage of 32GB or 64GB without the support for microSD cards. Similarly, the battery is no longer removable.

Plastic body of previous models has been replaced by an all metal and glass chassis, which should provide a more premium look and feel for the already premium priced handset.

Also, the S-Pen is made from sturdier materials unlike before. Samsung is claiming improved pressure sensitivity and it now clicks in and out of its socket instead of just sliding out.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ phones are displayed at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York. Photo: Reuters

A new feature now allows the users to use the S-Pen to scribble on the display even when the phone is off.

The device features a Qualcomm 2.0 quick charging and wireless charging and it supports quick wireless charging.

The Note 5 is available in Black Sapphire and White Pearl colors.

Both the devices sports improved video stabilisation when shooting from the front or rear camera and a 4K Video filming feature to record videos.

The devices will be available in stores on August 21st in the US and Canada and is open for pre-orders. We're still waiting for pricing -- and an India launch date, of course.

A special hinge allows the headphones to be folded up to fit into this handball-size zippered clamshell case.