Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, shipping August 21

By Shawn Knight
Aug 13, 2015
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  1. Samsung on Thursday pulled back the curtain on two new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Both handsets borrow heavily from the Galaxy S6 in terms of styling and design and considering that was Samsung’s best-looking device to date, that’s not a bad thing.

    The two new devices are essentially identical under the hood. Both are powered by Samsung’s own octa-core Exynos 7420 SoC which consists of four cores clocked at 2.1GHz and four at 1.5GHz alongside a whopping 4GB of RAM (the Galaxy S6 only had 3GB).

    The duo also share a 5.7-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical image stabilization and 4K video recording capabilities and a 5-megapixel selfie cam. Local storage options start at 32GB and scale up to 64GB and 128GB for those not keen on keeping things in the cloud.

    The main difference between the two is that the Note 5 has a flat screen, an S-Pen and a curved backside while the S6 Edge+ utilizes a curved screen along the right and left sides (just like the S6 Edge), doesn’t come with an S-Pen and has a flat backside.

    As was the case with the S6, both forego plastic building materials in favor of aluminum and glass. This of course means that the 3,000mAh battery isn’t removable and storage can’t be supplemented by removable media.

    Pre-orders for both devices will open this afternoon at 3pm Eastern with units set to go on sale in the US and Canada on August 21.

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  2. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,441   +594

    My 2600mAh S4 battery was crap 6 months into owning my phone, this $10 RAVPower 2800mAh has been a godsend.
    SantistaUSA, alabama man and DJMIKE25 like this.
  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    I hear ya... my HTC One battery wasn't lasting till 2pm after 18 months of use. One of the reasons I went with the G4 for this generation. Dead battery? Just swap it out. :)

    That's dwelling on pretty much the only downside though... these new phones look great.
    SantistaUSA, oranuro and alabama man like this.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,349   +1,945

    No surprises here, they're exactly what was expected.
  5. SantistaUSA

    SantistaUSA TS Booster Posts: 70   +12

    That was 1 of the big reasons I got the S5 this last Friday, removable battery, sd card slot and water proof! Love the new phone!

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