Samsung Galaxy Note 5 And Edge 6+: Australian Pricing And Release Date

Samsung has announced pricing and availability for its latest flagship smartphones. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ will cost $1199 to buy outright in Australia, with its larger Note 5 sibling costing $1099. Both will be available early next month.

Australians will be able to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 from September 4. The handsets will cost $1199 and $1099, respectively. This is a bit steeper than both phone’s predecessors (the S6 Edge and Note 4) which cost $1149 and $949 at launch.

Their main claim to fame is that both models are Category 9-capable devices, which allows for super fast mobile internet. Telstra has announced it will be selling the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and The Note 5 for use on its 4GX network, which translates to incredibly fast download speeds.

If you don’t have a spare grand lying around, you’ll need to snap up your preferred phone on a mobile contract. All major telcos have confirmed they will carry the Note 5 and S6 Edge+, although we’re still waiting for all plans to be announced. Stay tuned for a future planhacker where we’ll see how they compare. In the meantime, here’s a look at both phones’ specifications:

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
Weight 153g 171g
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 read up on the new features these phones bring to the table here.

What are your thoughts on the new phones? Anything here to be excited about? Share your views in the comments section below.

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