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Samsung unveils two new flagship handsets: Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5
Posted on 14-Aug-2015 10:51 | Tags Filed under: News

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5, both smartphones with large 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED displays.

Providing an immersive multimedia experience, the Galaxy S6 edge+ features the dual edge display with further enhanced edge UX. The newly designed Galaxy Note 5 provides a set of productivity tools such as Microsoft Office 360, SideSync 4.0, along with refined S Pen capabilities.

“At Samsung, we strive to push the boundaries of what’s next in the mobile industry by constantly listening to our consumers,” said JK Shin, CEO and President of IT & Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics. “With the launch of the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5, we reassure our commitment to continuing bold, fearless innovation for our consumers.”

“Samsung has led innovation in larger screen devices since the launch of our very first Galaxy Note, and our second half 2015 flagship handsets continue to give us an edge over the competition. I’m excited to confirm that both Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6Edge+ will be available in New Zealand later this month. These devices offer Kiwis the best in premium mobile phone design, and the most advanced features for productivity and functionality,” said Stefan Lecchi, Head of Commercial, Samsung New Zealand.

“Our stunning curved screen design, first unveiled on the Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this year, was well praised both in New Zealand and globally for its beauty and uniqueness. Pairing the Edge design with a larger, incredibly vivid, 5.7inch screen will provide users with an unmatched experience for media consumption and entertainment,” said Lecchi.

The Galaxy S6 edge+ features ‘Apps edge’ for easy access to favourite apps and enhanced ‘People edge’ for easy communications with their favourite contacts. People edge allows users to connect their close contacts by sending hand-written memos, emoticons and poking, in addition to call, message and email.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 5 is an upgrade to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note line. Inspired by the design of the Galaxy S6, it fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back. The Galaxy Note 5 includes an enhanced S Pen that offers improved writing capabilities and detection for faster, more intuitive access to S Pen features and functionality. The new Air Command launches immediately upon removal of the S Pen and its functions are instantly accessible. Users can also annotate full webpages and whole images, with an improved Screen Write feature. In addition, the S Pen includes updated Smart Select features for easier image clipping and instant memo even when the screen is off.

“With its refined, curved design and enhanced S Pen, the Galaxy Note 5 is our most elegant and complete Note to date. The Galaxy Note 5 will offer professionals and mobile power-users best in class functionality for creativity and productivity,” said Lecchi.

Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5 also offer improved video capabilities, including Steady Video, which provides Video Digital Image Stabilisation functionality for both front and rear camera, and Video Collage Mode, which allows users to record and edit short videos easily in various frames and effects. The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5 also feature Live Broadcast, which live streams video straight from the user’s camera to any individual or group of contacts or even to public through YouTube Live, allowing users to share moments instantly.

These devices feature Ultra High Quality Audio (UHQ) for immersive multimedia experiences, converting normal quality audio such as MP3 and CD to Ultra High Quality through sound upscaling technology. In addition, a dedicated audio clock minimises sound distortion and noise, so users can enjoy clearer sound from their mobile device. In addition, UHQ Audio features can be played over Bluetooth through Samsung’s next generation of wireless audio accessories, such as Level On Wireless Pro.

In order to enhance operability on the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5, both devices feature Samsung’s fast wired and wireless charging technology and embedded wireless charging technology compatible with virtually any wireless pad available in the market today. Both devices can fully charge through wired fast charging in approximately 90 minutes, and fully charge through Samsung’s newest wireless charger in approximately 120 minutes.

Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 will be available in New Zealand starting from Friday 28 August, 2015. Both products have 32/64GB storage options available in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum.

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