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Samsung officially details the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5

At a press-event held earlier today, Samsung Electronics announced today the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5. The Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 offer a few key features that should get fans interested in updating.

The Galaxy S6 edge+ offers a curved 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen and the Galaxy S6 edge+ makes the edge experience even better and provides a more immersive multimedia experience. The thinner, slimmer and newly-designed Galaxy Note 5 offers a next generation S Pen and multi window capabilities for “a more productive smartphone experience” according to the company.

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“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.”

The Galaxy S6 edge+ offers a bigger screen in a slim and thin form factor. The device utilizes 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.

The Galaxy Note 5 fits in one hand with a narrower bezel and curved back which makes it easier to use the phone with one hand. The Galaxy Note 5 also 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.

Both the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5 feature the 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. 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.

For more product information, videos and pricing details in your area you can visit samsung.com/galaxy