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Samsung really knows how to throw a party. I emerged from the subway to look across the street to Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. I couldn’t miss the huge sign on the window. After very efficiently getting our badges we could wait for the opening with a cookie and orange juice. Others could get coffee or water. Someone tweeted that there were 1000 press people at this event. It sure seemed crowded. Eventually we entered and were seated in the auditorium. The Event started with a bang and we saw the new devices: the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge

From Samsung Unpacked Event

 

I’ve always been a fan of the Note series. LOVE the idea of a pen. Both of these new models are thin, light, easy to hold one handed. All together quite spectacular.

From Samsung Unpacked Event

 

From Samsung Unpacked Event

 

From Samsung Unpacked Event

Duel-Edge Display – from the settings make it either a right or left handed feature. Holding this one hand I accessed this feature as easily as breathing.

I had noticed on my last trip to Ikea that they had various tables, lamps and furniture with wireless charging installed. Samsung has been working with Ikea to design these (I discovered at the Event). Well, damn! They are rightly convinced that eventually we will all take wireless charging as utterly normal, Plus, Samsung has fastest wireless charging EVER – 0% to full in two hours!

From Samsung Unpacked Event

They also are introducing Samsung Pay. Register your Credit cards in the phone and leave all your cards home. You won’t need them. Just use your phone to make a purchase.

From Samsung Unpacked Event

I LOVE the way this new Note feels! The S Pen has a harder but more rubbery tip. It has a nice “bite” as it flows over the screen. Smooth with just the right kind of resistance. Just like when you write on paper.

From Samsung Unpacked Event

And my favorite feature: writing on the screen without having to turn on the phone!!! That’s right. If you find yourself needing to QUICKLY jot down a phone number or address, just pull out the pen and write ON THE SCREEN. I tried it and it’s fabulous! From there you can save it as a file, but no more fumbling to swipe the phone on or for which app to use, no! As soon as you need to get that info down, it’s DOWN!.

From Samsung Unpacked Event

 
Another cool idea is this new case. For people who want to reminisce the “Old Days” where people had Blackberry keyboards, here’s the case for you. But it’s updated. When you don’t need it, just slide it off and snap it on the back of the phone. The keys feel very nice. They are rounded and push back in a natural way. No cheesy keyboard here!

From Samsung Unpacked Event

 
there’s a nice arry of other case styles

From Samsung Unpacked Event

 

From Samsung Unpacked Event

 
I love these new phones. So beautiful, slim, convenient. Samsung does it again.

Here’s the press release with all the tech details and videos so you can lick your lips……with envy
 

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/CppgLnNM1PE

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/_Q-p-zkydLQ

 

 

 

 

 

Samsung Remains Ahead of the Curve with Bold, Big Screen Smartphones

 

Galaxy S6 edge+ features a dual edge display for ultimate multimedia experience; Galaxy Note5 takes multi-tasking on mobile to new heights with an integrated S Pen

 

Available in the United States on August 21, with preorders beginning today, August 13, at 3 p.m. EDT

 

 

NEW YORK, August 13, 2015 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5. Both devices represent Samsung’s commitment to the big screen smartphone market, which Samsung boldly pioneered in 2011 with the original Galaxy Note.

The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 blend form and function with industry leading features, including: Samsung’s best screen technology, Samsung’s most advanced camera for high quality photos and videos, fast wireless and wired charging, and an incredibly powerful processor. With increased 4GB RAM, both phones enable users to enjoy more seamless multi-tasking. 

With its curved 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S6 edge+ makes the edge experience even better and provides a more immersive multimedia experience. The thinner, slimmer and newly-designed Galaxy Note5 has a refined, next generation S Pen and multi window capabilities for a more productive smartphone experience.

Samsung Pay, Samsung’s simple and safe mobile payment service, will launch in the U.S. in September and will be available virtually anywhere you can swipe your card1. Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint verification and digital tokenization, Samsung Pay works with both MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies, bringing consumers closer than ever to a world without wallets.

“At Samsung, we believed in the promise that big screen smartphones could actively address some major consumers pain points by providing users with a better viewing experience and more productivity on-the-go,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5, we’re reemphasizing our commitment to bold, fearless innovation that meets the needs of our consumers.”

Galaxy S6 edge+ – best for multimedia

 

With the Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung is bringing everything consumers love about the S6 edge to a bigger screen in a slim and thin form factor. Beautiful and intuitive, it uses the dual edges as a shortcut from any screen to users’ top contacts and apps. ‘Apps edge’ allows users to access their favorite apps by just swiping the edge display. ‘People edge’ helps users quickly find their favorite contacts and send messages, or give a call directly from any screen.

Galaxy Note5 – perfect for multitaskers

 

The Galaxy Note5 is a stunning upgrade to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note line – more powerful than ever. Inspired by the design legacy of the Galaxy S6, it ergonomically fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back which makes it easier to use the phone with one hand.  

Engineered to help people get more done, faster, the Galaxy Note5 includes an all new S Pen that feels more solid and balanced in the user’s hand, offering improved writing capabilities and a variety of practical tools. A unique clicking mechanism pops the S Pen out with just one quick click. Users can now quickly jot down ideas or information even when the screen is off. The ‘Air Command’ feature gets more intuitive and practical as well; now the icon hovers for instant access to all of S Pen tools from any screen at any time. Users can also annotate on PDF files or capture a whole website from top to bottom with Scroll Capture.

Powerful Core Galaxy Features

Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 feature unprecedented multimedia capabilities through Samsung’s industry-leading 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display.

As social networking becomes more ubiquitous, consumers expect to share the moments of their lives through video. On both the front-facing and rear-facing cameras your videos will be steadier and smoother with the added Video Digital Image Stabilization. Video Collage Mode allows users to record and edit short videos easily in various frames and effects. The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 also feature 4K Video filming which can be displayed on a 4K TV, as well as full HD Live Broadcast, which lets users instantly stream 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 live broadcast from his or her smartphone, tablet, PC or Smart TV.

Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 users will also benefit from Samsung’s advanced camera system, including Quick launch (double-click the home button to launch the camera from any screen), Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and brand-new filters. Both devices feature Ultra High Quality Audio (UHQA) to upscale audio streams and files for richer, high-quality sound. UHQA is supported over Bluetooth on Samsung’s next generation wireless audio accessories, including the Level On Wireless Pro.

The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note5 feature Samsung’s built in, fast wired and wireless charging technology which is compatible with virtually any wireless charging pad available today.

Samsung’s newest devices are further upgraded to support SideSync 4.0, which offers both wireless and wired PC-smartphone integration for seamless connection across devices2. Thanks to auto-detection and an ultra-quick setup, users can instantly connect their Samsung device to their PC or tablet to easily respond to text messages, answer phone calls or access and share files and data.

The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end-to-end secure mobile platform, offering defense-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks. Both devices are also ready for immediate enterprise adoption, with market-leading MDMs and KNOX enhancements. Right out of the box, Samsung KNOX takes security to the next level.

In the U.S., the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be available in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum, and the Galaxy Note5 will be available in Black Sapphire and White Pearl – in 32GB and 64GB memory options3.  AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will carry the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5.  The devices will also be available at Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy, as well as Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, Costco Wholesale, Inc., Sam’s Club, Target and select Walmart stores. Carriers and retailers will confirm specific pricing and availability.

Consumers can get an exclusive first look at both devices at more than 7,000 participating AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy locations across the U.S. starting tomorrow, August 14. The full list of participating locations is available at www.samsung.com/onebigdecision.

For more product information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com or www.samsung.com/galaxy

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 Product Specification

 

Galaxy S6 edge+

Galaxy Note5

OS

  Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

  Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Dimension

  154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm, 153g

  153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, 171g

AP

  Exynos 7420 (64bit, 14nm)

  Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)

  Exynos 7420 (64bit, 14nm)

  Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)

Memory (Portion of memory occupied by existing content)

  4GB RAM (LPDDR4)

  32/64GB (UFS 2.0)

  4GB RAM (LPDDR4)

  32/64GB (UFS 2.0)

Display

  5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 (518ppi)

Dual edge screen

  5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560×1440 (518ppi)

Camera

  Rear: 16 MP OIS (F1.9)

Front: 5 MP (F1.9)

  Rear: 16 MP OIS (F1.9)

  Front: 5 MP (F1.9)

Battery

  3,000mAh

  3,000mAh

Charging

  Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging     (wireless charging pad sold separately)

  Fast Charging, Fast Wireless Charging   (wireless charging pad sold separately)

Payment

  NFC, MST

  NFC, MST

Connectivity

  WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO (2×2)

  620Mbps

  Bluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)

  WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO (2×2)

  620Mbps

  Bluetooth® v4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC,   Location (GPS, Glonass, Beidou)

Sensor

  Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light, Geo-  magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer,   Hall, HRM

  Accelerometer, Proximity, RGB Light,   Geo-magnetic, Gyro, Fingerprint, Barometer, Hall, HRM

Audio

  Format:

  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV,   WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF,   MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

  Format:

  MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA

Video

  Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

  Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

Colors

  Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum

  Black Sapphire, White Pearl