It’s only been about 5 months since Samsung released its two new flagship phones – The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, Samsung has unveiled two new phablets dubbed the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5.
The new Galaxy S6 Edge+ looks remarkably similar to its predecessor which was released back in March of this year. The new device boasts a bigger 5.7″ quad HD AMOLED screen, with only a slight increase in size, measuring in at 154.4 x 75.8 mm. It is even SLIGHTLY thinner than the Galaxy S6 Edge, measuring just 6.9mm in thickness compared to its predecessor’s 7mm thickness.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is not only very similar in design to the previous S6 Edge, but it’s insides are basically identical as well. The new device ships with the same OCTA-core Exynos processor, but with 4GB of RAM in the new phone. It also has a 16MP camera and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. Where the Galaxy S6 Edge+ does improve on the previous model is the bigger 3,000mAh battery which recharges in the same amount of time as the previous S6 Edge model. You might remember that the Galaxy S6 Edge had an all-new People Edge, which is a shortcut of your favourite contacts placed on the side of the home screen (which spills over the edges of the phone). The new phone from Samsung features a new Apps Edge which will host your favourite apps for quick access.
Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 – its newest phablet in the Note range. The Note 5 looks very similar to the Note 4, and has identical specs which include a OCTA-core Exynos processor and actually has a smaller 3,000mAh battery. It also has the same 16MP camera and the same 5.7″ AMOLED display with quad HD resolution.
Both will have 32GB and 64GB size options and will have White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium colour options. No specific details yet as to when the devices will be released in South Africa.