Samsung has today announced at its Unpacked event the latest in the Galaxy line of smartphones. The Korean company introduced the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, as well as a larger S6 Edge called — yes, it’s a bit of a mouthful — the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+…
Samsung is touting the S6 Edge+ as “better for multimedia,” while the Galaxy Note 5 is “perfect for multitaskers.” The “Apps edge” feature lets S6 Edge+ users get quick access to their favorite apps, while “People edge” lets you quickly find contacts. The Note 5 features the infamous S Pen that’s supposedly better built than previous pens, and you can now jot down notes and ideas even when the screen is completely turned off.
While Samsung seems to be marketing the two phones at slightly different potential customers, they have nearly identical specs. They both sport a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 4GB RAM and a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420. You’ll also find a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front facing camera, and a 3,000 mAh battery. You get fast charging, fast wireless charging, the typical connectivity interfaces like ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and storage options in both 32 GB and 64 GB. The phones are set to be available August 21st.
Samsung also announced the previously-rumored keyboard cover. Yes, in 2015, Samsung just announced a piece of plastic that you can attach to your smartphone so that you can have BlackBerry-esque tactile keys on a 5.7-inch flagship phablet. There’s going to be one for both the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Note 5, but we don’t yet have official word on pricing. The rumor mill says that the attachment will cost somewhere in the realm of $60.