Earlier today, Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 smartphones with jumbo-sized screens. Read on for five of the key features.
New Apps Edge feature for Galaxy S6 Edge+
The curved screen of the S6 Edge+ isn’t exactly new but this time around Samsung has introduced something called Apps Edge. It’s a feature that lets users access their favourite apps quickly along the slanted edge of the phone. People Edge performs a similar function but with pre-set contacts for making calls and sending text messages quickly.
Galaxy Note 5 is thinner and curvier with improved note-taking capabilities
The bezel is narrower and the backing is more curved so the devices fits better in your hand. Galaxy Note 5 lets you write down notes even when the the phone is locked and the screen is off. Improved Air Command allows you to quickly use the included S pen to scribble on the fly.
Both phones have kick-ass multimedia features
As well as a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display for deeper screen contrast, both of the new handsets include enhanced multimedia functions such as video image stabilisation, 4K video filming and the ability to stream full-HD content straight from the phone to other devices through YouTube Live.
They’re Category 9-capable devices, which allows for super fast mobile internet
Telstra came out today saying it will be selling the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and The Note 5, both of which are Category 9 handsets compatible with the telco’s 4GX network. What does this mean? Really, really fast download speeds. You can read more about this here
Both devices support SideSync
This feature lets users instantly connect the handsets to their PC or tablets for quick file transfer across all platforms and operating systems.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+
Here are the specs for each of the two phones:
|Galaxy S6 Edge+||Galaxy Note 5|
|OS||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|Dimensions||154.4mm x 75.8mm x 6.9mm||153.2mm x 76.1mm x 7.6mm|
|CPU||Exynos octa-core (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad)||Exynos octa-core (2.1GHz quad + 1.5GHz quad)|
|Memory||4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB (non-expandable)||4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB (non-expandable)|
|Display||5.7-inch dual-edge Quad HD Super AMOLED||5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED|
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 (518ppi)||2560 x 1440 (518ppi)|
|Camera||16MP rear, 5MP front||16MP rear, 5MP front|
|Battery||3000mAh (non-removable)||3000mAh (non-removable)|
You can also check out an Australian hands-on and first impressions over at Gizmodo. What do you think of Samsung’s latest handsets? Fire off your opinion in the comments section below.