The South Korean company is reportedly planning to release the new flagship phablets soon in India.
Since the launch of the very first Galaxy Note series in 2011, Samsung has been launching devices at IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin) in September. But this year, the company advanced the launch event to 13 August to unveil the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+.
During the Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event at New York City, Samsung had confirmed that both the devices would hit stores in the US and Canada on 21 August, but it refrained from revealing the release details for other regions.
Now, The Economic Times (Tech), citing Samsung's senior executive Shoneel Kolhatkar, has claimed that Galaxy S6 Edge+ will first be launched in India later this month and Galaxy Note 5 will be made available in September.
It has been learnt that Samsung, in order to get a head start over Apple's soon-to-be-launched iPhone 6S (& 6S Plus) series, has decided to release its flagship devices in the global markets by late August or early September.
Apple iPhone 6S series phones are expected to be unveiled in the second week of September and hit stores in the following week.
Kolhatkar declined to reveal details with regard to the cost of the devices. The company is expected to reveal the price details during a local launch event, later this month. Stay tuned for more updates.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5:
Galaxy Note 5 flaunts a 5.7-inch super AMOLED QHD (2560x1440p) display and houses the company's proprietary Exynos 7420 SoC (System on Chip) backed by Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB inbuilt storage options and 3000 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks like a stretched version of the original Galaxy S6 Edge (5.1-inch) with dual-edge display wherein phone's screen will extend towards the edge both right and left side.
Under the hood, it ships with 4GB LPDDR 4 series RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory, 16mp camera with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), 4K video recording ability, a 5mp snapper on the front and a 3000 mAh battery.
Though Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ feature a low-capacity 3000 mAh battery, the company has promised the devices will come with advanced battery charging technology. Both the devices can be fully charged in approximately 90 minutes wired charging, and through Samsung's latest wireless charger, they can be fully charged in approximately 120 minutes.
All New S-Pen:
Galaxy Note 5 comes with the new fifth generation S Pen. It comes with unique clicking mechanism that helps users pull S Pen out with just one quick click. The users can also now quickly jot down ideas or information when the screen is off without even unlocking the phone. The 'Air Command' feature gets more intuitive and practical as well; now the icon hovers for instant access to all of S Pen tools from any screen at any time. The users can also annotate on PDF files and capture lengthy web articles or long images at once via 'Scroll capture', said the company.
Key Features of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+:
|Models||Samsung Galaxy Note 5||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+|
|Display||5.7-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED screen
||5.7-inch WQHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED screen
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Processor||14 nm process based Exynos 7420 Octa-core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad) CPU||14 nm process based Exynos 7420 Octa-core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad) CPU|
|RAM||4GB LPDDR 4 series||4GB LPDDR 4 series|
|Battery||3,000mAh, Fast Charging both on wired and wireless
||3,000mAh, Fast Charging both on wired and wireless
|Network||4G-LTE (Cat. 9 or Cat. 6) depending on the regional network||4G-LTE (Cat. 9 or Cat. 6) depending on the regional network|
|Add-ons||Finger print-sensor, new advanced S-Pen stylus, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO(2x2),
Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,
|Finger print-sensor, new advanced S-Pen stylus, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO(2x2),
Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,
|Dimensions||153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm||154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9 mm|
|Weight||171 g||153 g|
|Colours||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium.|