[Official] The Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus are here, launch date set for August 21

Samsung announced today the releaser of the Galaxy Note 5 along with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus suting their Unpacked 2015 event in New York. Many of you propbably knoew almost everything you need to know about thes 2 devices. One of the biggets changes is the new design which falls in the same lines as the Galaxy S6 – yes including the omission of the SD card support.

As expected with the Note line, the Note 5 is a monster of a phone when comes to spec. It sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, 64-bit Octa-Core Exynos processor, 4GB of RAM, 3,000 mAh battery and wireless charging. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on the other hand has the a double-edged display and is pretty much identical to the Note 5 in terms of specs.

Both phones will launch on August 21 with pre-orders opening today at 3PM EST. For more details, read the full press release below.

Samsung Remains Ahead of the Curve with Bold, Big Screen Smartphones
Galaxy S6 edge+ features a dual edge display for ultimate multimedia experience; Galaxy Note5 takesmulti-tasking on mobile to new heights with an integrated S PenAvailable in the United States on August 21, with preorders beginning today, August 13, at 3 p.m. EDT 
NEW YORK, August 13, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today the global launch of the SamsungGalaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5. Both devices represent Samsung’s commitment to the big screen smartphonemarket, which Samsung boldly pioneered in 2011 with the original Galaxy Note.The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 blend form and function with industry leading features, including:Samsung’s best screen technology, Samsung’s most advanced camera for high quality photos and videos, fastwireless and wired charging, and an incredibly powerful processor. With increased 4GB RAM, both phones enableusers to enjoy more seamless multi-tasking.  With its curved 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S6 edge+ makes the edge experience evenbetter and provides a more immersive multimedia experience. The thinner, slimmer and newly-designed GalaxyNote5 has a refined, next generation S Pen and multi window capabilities for a more productive smartphoneexperience.Samsung Pay, Samsung’s simple and safe mobile payment service, will launch in the U.S. in September and will beavailable virtually anywhere you can swipe your card1. Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint verification anddigital tokenization, Samsung Pay works with both MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and NFC (Near FieldCommunication) technologies, bringing consumers closer than ever to a world without wallets.“At Samsung, we believed in the promise that big screen smartphones could actively address some majorconsumers pain points by providing users with a better viewing experience and more productivity on-the-go,” saidJK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge+and Note5, we’re reemphasizing our commitment to bold, fearless innovation that meets the needs of ourconsumers.”
Galaxy S6 edge+ – best for multimedia
With the Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung is bringing everything consumers love about the S6 edge to a bigger screen ina slim and thin form factor. Beautiful and intuitive, it uses the dual edges as a shortcut from any screen to users’top contacts and apps. ‘Apps edge’ allows users to access their favorite apps by just swiping the edge display.‘People edge’ helps users quickly find their favorite contacts and send messages, or give a call directly from anyscreen.
Galaxy Note5 – perfect for multitaskers
The Galaxy Note5 is a stunning upgrade to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note line – more powerful than ever.Inspired by the design legacy of the Galaxy S6, it ergonomically fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curvedback which makes it easier to use the phone with one hand.   
Engineered to help people get more done, faster, the Galaxy Note5 includes an all new S Pen that feels more solidand balanced in the user’s hand, offering improved writing capabilities and a variety of practical tools. A uniqueclicking mechanism pops the S Pen out with just one quick click. Users can now quickly jot down ideas orinformation even when the screen is off. The ‘Air Command’ feature gets more intuitive and practical as well; nowthe icon hovers for instant access to all of S Pen tools from any screen at any time. Users can also annotate on PDFfiles or capture a whole website from top to bottom with Scroll Capture.
Powerful Core Galaxy Features
Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 feature unprecedented multimedia capabilities through Samsung’s industry-leading 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display.As social networking becomes more ubiquitous, consumers expect to share the moments of their lives throughvideo. On both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras your videos will be steadier and smoother with the addedVideo Digital Image Stabilization. Video Collage Mode allows users to record and edit short videos easily in variousframes and effects. The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 also feature 4K Video filming which can be displayed on a 4KTV, as well as full HD Live Broadcast, which lets users instantly stream video straight from the phone to anyindividual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live. Anyone who receives the YouTube linkfrom a Galaxy S6 edge+ or Note5 user is able to enjoy live broadcast from his or her smartphone, tablet, PC orSmart TV.Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 users will also benefit from Samsung’s advanced camera system, includingQuick launch (double-click the home button to launch the camera from any screen), Auto Real-time High DynamicRange (HDR), and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and brand-new filters. Both devices feature Ultra High QualityAudio (UHQA) to upscale audio streams and files for richer, high-quality sound. UHQA is supported over Bluetoothon Samsung’s next generation wireless audio accessories, including the Level On Wireless Pro.The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 feature Samsung’s built in, fast wired and wireless charging technology which is
compatible with virtually any wireless charging pad available today.Samsung’s newest devices are further upgraded to support SideSync 4.0, which offers both wireless and wired PC-smartphone integration for seamless connection across devices2. Thanks to auto-detection and an ultra-quicksetup, users can instantly connect their Samsung device to their PC or tablet to easily respond to text messages,answer phone calls or access and share files and data.The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end-to-end secure mobileplatform, offering defense-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks. Both devicesare also ready for immediate enterprise adoption, with market-leading MDMs and KNOX enhancements. Right outof the box, Samsung KNOX takes security to the next level.In the U.S., the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be available in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum, and the Galaxy Note5 will beavailable in Black Sapphire and White Pearl – in 32GB and 64GB memory options3.  AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S.Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5.  The devices will also be available atSamsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Costco Wholesale, Inc., Sam’s Club,Target and select Walmart stores. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.Consumers can get an exclusive first look at both devices at more than 7,000 participating AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile,Verizon Wireless and Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy locations across the U.S. starting tomorrow, August14. The full list of participating locations is available at www.samsung.com/onebigdecision.  For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies,redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medicalequipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Thingsspace through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website atwww.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com

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