Consumer tech giant Samsung has officially lifted the lid on the latest additions to its large screen smartphones ? aka phablets ? at it recently introduced the Galaxy Note5 & the Galaxy S6 edge+ in a global launch in New York City.
Both devices will become available in the Philippines on September. Local pricing was not disclosed, however.
Locally, Samsung Electronics Philippines hosted an unpacking event at Marriott Manila that was led by business unit head for IT and mobile Digs Dimagiba, category head for smartphones Ivan Pua, and marketing head for IT and mobile Nio Judalena.
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+ are protected on both sides by Corning Gorilla Glass 4, wrapped around matte aluminum, which gives the devices a lasting gemstone allure.
Both are armed with a 64-bit Exynos octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, with 32GB worth of storage. The Galaxy S6 edge+ is also available in a bigger 64GB variant.
Both devices are loaded with the latest Android Lollipop OS and are also compatible with future Android updates in the coming years. The LTE phones also come with Dual SIM capabilities ? bringing this expanded connectivity experience to premium devices.
The fifth iteration of the original large screen phablet — Galaxy Note5 boasts now features a full metal body, with a curved back wrapped in glass, offering a better grip, and touch access to the all-powerful S-Pen.
Exclusive to the Galaxy Note series, the S Pen has revolutionized the digital writing experience on a mobile device. Accessing and hiding the Enhanced S Pen is easier with a click-to-pull-out system located ergonomically at the bottom of the device’s curved back design.
Clicking the S Pen’s top detaches it easily from the device. Once detached, users can immediately access the New Air Command menu from which the most essential features of the phone plus up to three additional apps can be accessed. The New Smart Select feature allows users to easily clip content they want to edit, save, and share to their social media accounts.
The Enhanced Screen Write function allows users to scroll capture entire pages of content (up to 22 pages) which they can then save for future reading or share with their friends. For those sudden inspirations and quick thoughts, the Galaxy Note5?s Screen Off Memo allows users to just pull out the pen and write a quick memo on a black screen right away for future use.
The overall writing experience is also enhanced with more accurate recognition software and lesser latency. Writing with the S Pen will feel more natural like handwriting with an actual pen.
Finally, the Galaxy Note5 will allow the user to personalize the phone’s interface with a customizable designed set of themes. The user can change the wallpapers, icons, and even the pointer of the S Pen.
The unit with is powered by a larger 3,000mAh battery, further enhanced by Ultra-Fast Charging. The Galaxy Note5 will be available in Gold Platinum, and Black Sapphire color variants.
The new Galaxy S6 edge+, meanwhile, offers the biggest dual-edge display experience ? with its 5.7? Quad HD Super AMOLED display.
With its dual-edge display, both the left- and right-hand sides have been elegantly engineered to be curved. It fits perfectly in the grip despite its large screen.
With the dual-edge screen of the Galaxy S6 edge+, favorite contacts, and most used Apps can be quickly accessed through the enhanced People Edge, and new Apps Edge.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ also offers 16-megapixel rear, and 5-megapixel front camera with F1.9 aperture. Its powerful camera also takes blur-less photos with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization).
With its Live Broadcast function, users can stream video clips straight from the camera via YouTube link to share content.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ also comes with a UHQ Upscaler, which converts standard audio to ultra high quality audio. A dedicated audio clock also decreases noise and sound distortion.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ is also powered by a bigger 3,000mAh battery with Ultra-Fast charging capabilities whether it?s wired or wireless. On wired charging, the Galaxy S6 edge+ is tested to charge from 0 to 100% in just 90 minutes. Wireless charging will take a longer but relatively still short time of 130 minutes.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ will come in elegant Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum variants.