Samsung recently has come up with two new phablets, which are specifically known for being the better and more refined version of their predecessors. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ were launched at Samsung’s Unpacked event and will go on sale on August 21.
Galaxy Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 features a 5.7-inch QuadHD display and is powered by the company’s own octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC coupled to 4GB of RAM. There are two variants of the device – 32GB and 64GB – but unlike the S6 Samsung hasn’t launched a larger 128GB variant.
The battery on the new Note 5 is smaller to the Note 4’s at 3,000 mAh, but the device now features wireless and quick charging support. In terms of design, the Note 5 is very similar to the Galaxy S6 and the curved back makes it easier to hold the device.
No Samsung flagship phablet is complete without an S Pen. The Note 5 embodies its writing utensil in a slot located on the lower right. The new S Pen is longer, has higher pressure sensitivity and better writing performance over its predecessors.
The Galaxy Note 5 boasts of the same 16MP OIS camera at the rear and a 5MP front facing shooter.
The Galaxy Note 5 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop featuring Samsung’s infamous TouchWiz skin on top. There are a couple of new features, the best of which is the ability to live stream video via the camera app directly to YouTube.
Galaxy S6 Edge+
Along with the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has also launched a larger version of its curved screen flagship device called the Galaxy S6 Edge+. The phablet features a 5.7-inches screen and is powered by the same Exynos 7420 SoC that is in the Note 5.
Both devices share identical specifications and will be available in 2 variants. Notably, the S6 Edge+ doesn’t come in a 128GB variant. The primary feature of S6 Edge+ is the S Pen which Samsung has reserved only for its Note line, reports NextBigWhat.