Samsung’s latest Unpacked event was held this afternoon, and it definitely didn’t disappoint anyone! As expected, Samsung took the time to show off its latest addition to the phablet market, with the Galaxy Note5 headlining the show in New York.
However, it wasn’t just the new Note taking the stage, as lucky attendees (and livestream viewers) also got to see the Galaxy S6 Edge+ as well. It wasn’t exactly surprising given the number of leaks, but it still proved a very worthwhile entrant to the show…
The latest smartphone to grace the Note line-up, it’s safe to say that plenty of us saw this announcement coming months in advance, although it did come to us a bit earlier than expected. Even still, it’s proving its mettle as one of the most powerful handsets on the market. Compare prices
Packing a 5.7” QHD Super AMOLED display, things look great on the new Note, but it’s beneath the surface where the majority of the changes take place.
A super-fast octa-core chipset gets things going alongside a brand new Exynos 7420 chipset, whilst 4GB RAM also helps when handling multiple tasks on the phablet. On top of this, up to 64GB internal storage should be more than enough to keep you going should you invest, whilst a 3000mAh battery also helps the Samsung handset last longer between charges.
Camera fans are also seeing a nice improvement, with a 16 megapixel lens being assisted by a 5 megapixel selfie snapper.
As always, the S-Pen makes yet another appearance for extra multitasking capabilities, whilst a built-in fingerprint scanner and wireless charging technology make the phablet one of the more advanced on the market.
Samsung Pay is also included on the Note for the first time, whilst the overall design has made a similar move to the S6 and opted for a metal and glass build.
The second phone on show at the Unpacked event was the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – which launched back in March. Compare prices
Named the Galaxy S6 Edge+, it brings the much loved edge display from before onto the phablet market, a screen which works in exactly the same way to the one unveiled on the standard S6 Edge smartphone.
In terms of specs, the major upgrade comes to the size of the display, which grows from 5.1” to 5.7”, whilst the RAM also gets bumped up to 4GB. Elsewhere, the same specs from the preceding handset find their way into the bigger device.
This includes the octa-core processor, Exynos chipset and internal memory, whilst the camera also sticks to the same showing. There is a boost to the battery, to help hold the larger display up, which is sized at 3000mAh.
Both phones are scheduled to be available to pre-order in the coming hours, with an official release date kicking off on the 21st August, meaning you’ll have just over a week to make your orders should you want the phone on the release date.
Pricing details will be listed when pre-ordering, but as with any flagship smartphone, you can expect either of these phablets to make a serious dent to your bank balance.
Written by Luke Hatfield