Samsung unveils Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+

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Samsung Galaxy S6 reveal MWC 2015. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)
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The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 also feature 4K(UHD) video filming.

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 smartphones. According to Samsung, the Galaxy S6 edge+ will feature a curved 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen.

The device will also come standard with Android Lollipop, which will be powered by 4GB RAM and an Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad) processor.

The Galaxy Note5 features similar specs to the Galaxy S6 edge+; however, it does not include the dual edge screen, but includes Samsung’s 5th generation S Pen capabilities. To add to the features, both devices will come with a 16-Megapixel Rear Facing Camera and a 5-Megapixel Front Facing Camera.

According to Craige Fleischer, Director of Integrated Mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa: “At Samsung, we believed in the promise that large screen smartphones could actively address some consumer needs by providing users with a better viewing experience and more productivity on-the-go. With the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5, we’re re-emphasising our ongoing commitment to bold, fearless innovation that meets the needs of our consumers.”

According to Samsung: “As social networking becomes more ubiquitous, consumers expect to share the special moments of their lives through photos and video and Samsung is enabling that desire with improved video capabilities. These include Steady Video, which provides Video Digital Image Stabilisation on both the front and rear cameras for sharp, crisp video on-the-go, and Video Collage Mode, which allows users to record and edit short videos easily in various frames and effects.”

The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 also feature 4K(UHD) video filming and Live Broadcast, which let users instantly live stream Full HD video straight from the phone to any individual, group of contacts, or even the public through YouTube Live. Anyone who receives the YouTube link from a Galaxy S6 edge+ or Note5 user is able to enjoy a live stream video from his or her smartphone, tablet, PC or Smart TV with YouTube connectivity.

The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 will also feature Samsung’s wired and wireless charging technology. With wired charging, both devices can be fully charged in approximately 90 minutes, and through Samsung’s latest wireless charger, each device can be fully charged in approximately 120 minutes.

Darryl Linington