Samsung have recently announced two new smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5. There were rumours that Samsung were keen to unveil the new handsets before Apple launched the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and they have done just that. Here’s what you need to know about these two high spec mobile phones:
Super Sized Version
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is a super sized version of the original S6 Edge with a stunning 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD display which compares to the 5.1-inch screen on the S6 Edge. Both the S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ are similar in design boasting a glass and metal build and a curvy shape with the screen wrapping over the sides of the handset. The Edge+ is marginally slimmer than the Edge at just 6.9mm and it weighs in at a pretty light 153 grams.
Both the Edge smartphones come with a 16-megapixel camera on the rear which features a f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilisation. The front facing camera is a 5-megapixel snapper and is the same for both Edge variants. As you would expect from a premium Samsung smartphone, the Edge and Edge+ have a fingerprint sensor which is located within the button located on the front of the handsets.
The S6 Edge+ benefits from some great extra features over the S6 Edge. There has been an upgrade to the existing Contacts edge where you have quick access to calling, emailing and texting your favourite contacts. As well as still be able to do all of these, it’s now possible to send emoticons, images and poke your friends. There’s also a new Apps Edge which enables you to access the apps you use the most.
Other new features include the option to broadcast live on YouTube, better audio sound, new video editing and SideSync where you can sync documents with your PC and seamlessly move images and files from one device to the other.
On the inside, the processor inside the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the same as the one used in the S6 Edge whereas the RAM has been increased from 3 to 4GB. There are 2 options for onboard storage for the Edge+ – 32GB or 64GB (the original Edge also has a 128GB version.) As you would expect the Edge+ comes with a larger and more powerful 3000mAh battery which benefits from Faster Charging both wirelessly and through a wired charger. The S6 Edge+ comes in 4 colour choices which vary slightly from the Edge, these are Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum and Silver Titan.
Samsung’s latest addition to their Note series of smartphones the Galaxy Note 5 shares many similar features to the S6 Edge+. Boasting a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, the Note 5 is a little bit more solid and it comes with an S Pen Stylus.
On the rear of the Note 5 you’ll find an excellent 16-megapixel camera and there’s a 5-megapixel camera for selfies on the front. Running on Android 5.1, the Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor as well as 4GB of RAM and a 3000mAh battery. Like the S6 Edge+, the Note 5 comes with the option of either 32GB or 64GB of onboard memory.
Samsung will launch the Note 5 in the USA and Asia later this month, however at the moment they have no plans to release it in the UK.