New phones, new innovation. Samsung truly lives up to its name in creating smartphones that are not just large, but also large in features. And last Friday, August 14, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced in New York City, USA the global launch of the Galaxy Note5 & the Galaxy S6 edge+.
Bigger, better and more powerful - that is Samsung's promise to its consumers with its two new incredible devices for people who is never afraid to live big and pursue their passion in the most efficient and productive way. I, for one, is a believer of multitasking, and Samsung can help us in that aspect.
In the PH, Samsung Electronics hosted media, bloggers, and loyal Samsung users to have an experience of New York, as they unveiled two new flagship devices through an exclusive UNPACKED event held at Marriott Manila. Led by Business Unit Head for IT & Mobile, Digs Dimagiba, Category Head for Smartphones Ivan Pua, and Marketing Head for IT & Mobile Nio Judalena, Samsung Electronics Philippines gave local media and loyal consumers an intimate introduction, and we had the chance to be the first to experience the all-new Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+.
The Re-imagined Galaxy of BIG
Taking cue from Samsung Galaxy’s re-imagined design philosophy introduced through the Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung's newest star duo shares the same elegant aesthetics that merge beauty with purpose – now exquisitely applied to its flagship large screen devices.
Metal and glass are the theme of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+. They are protected on both sides by Corning Gorilla Glass® 4, wrapped around matte aluminum, which gives the devices a lasting gemstone allure. The two new phones are truly a thing of beauty and elegance.
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+ both have bark and bite. Inside their beautiful metal & glass frames are industry leading specifications to back them up as the biggest Galaxy devices to date.
The Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+ are armed with a 64-bit Exynos octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM, which make them capable of powering any app or usage thrown at them. Both devices will be available with 32GB worth of storage, perfect for storing images, videos, notes, and more. If that's not enough, the Galaxy S6 edge+ is also available in a bigger 64GB variant.
Both devices are running with the latest Android Lollipop OS and are also compatible with future Android updates in the coming years. With LTE compatibility, exploring the Internet is not a long and arduous chore. And for more multitasking performance, both devices come with Dual SIM capabilities – bringing this expanded connectivity experience to premium devices.
All-New Design, All-Powerful S-Pen
The fifth iteration of the original large screen phablet -- Galaxy Note5 boasts of sleek sophistication as it now features a full metal body, with a curved back wrapped in glass, offering a better grip, and easier touch access to the all-powerful S-Pen. This one is easier to get out of the Note5, with click to pull out system and a better digital writing function.
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 & 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. The S Pen is more effective because it makes you feel like writing with an actual pen. It responds quickly and has a better recognition software.
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 Galaxy Note5 with an All-New Design guarantees unmatched productivity with the All-Powerful S Pen found nowhere else. This superior functionality is powered by a larger 3,000mAh battery, further enhanced by Ultra-Fast Charging. The Galaxy Note5 will be available in the Philippines in September, in stunning Gold Platinum, and Black Sapphire color variants.
Immersive viewing on the Biggest Dual-Edge Display
Dual edge, is dual fun! If the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is already a thing of beauty the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has the dual edge display, which makes up for more space on your smartphone. This phone offers the biggest dual-edge display experience – with its 5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED display.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ also has the most unique form factor in the phablet category. With its dual-edge display, both the left- and right-hand side have been elegantly engineered to be curved. It fits perfectly in the grip despite its large screen. The dual-edge screen of the Galaxy S6 edge+ now comes with even more functionality. 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 an industry-leading 16-megapixel rear, and 5-megapixel front camera with F1.9 aperture. With its camera features, you can take awesome selfies with our without flash and takes blur-less photos with its Optical Image Stabilization.
One more amazing feature is the UHQ Upscaler. This converts standard audio to ultra high quality, so its perfect for music lovers! It also has a dedicated audio clock that 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 be available locally in September, and will come in elegant Silver Titanium and Gold Platinum variants.
Indeed, Samsung Electronics once again asserts its commitment to drive innovation in the large screen smartphone segment with the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+. The tech giant pioneered large screen phablets with the knowledge that consumers needed more from their devices. With these innovations, Samsung invites consumers to live BIG, and pursue their passions with a forward-thinking mindset that fully-embraces technology.
Visit Samsung Experience Stores nationwide from August 17, 2015 to Pre-View & Experience the All-New Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+. When you pre-order, you will get exciting freebies like the Fast Wireless Charger, Micro USB Connector, 1-year Malayan Insurance (Accidental Damage and Theft), an Uber Ride when you claim your phone and an extended 2-year warranty.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 retails for Php36,990 for the 32GB, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is priced at Php39,990 for 32GB and Php44,990 for the 64GB.