#Unpacked Recap: Samsung Galaxy Note5 & Galaxy S6 edge+

The Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ were unveiled today at Samsung’s annual #Unpacked event in New York City.

Samsung Note 5 Review

(Image from Wall Street Journal)

Both devices boast larger, brighter screens, additional storage space (4GB on both devices) and the new and improved Samsung Pay. The theme of Samsung CEO JK Shin’s speech was functionality, as he proclaimed, “if you want a device that’s efficient and powerful so you can get things done, we have the smartphone for you”.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

The Note5 was introduced first by Justin Denison, Vice President of Product Strategy and Marketing. Before delving into its new features, he took the audience through a brief history of its predecessors, saying “Note customers are Samsung’s most loyal fans”. According to The Verge, that may still be true, saying that, “The Note 5 is still at the top of the heap of Samsung’s lineup”. With a larger screen and thinner profile, the latest Note also is refreshed with a curved back and a more precise S pen. The goal? To make you “multi-task like a pro”.

Samsung Note 5 Review           Samsung Note 5 Review

Images Courtesy of The Verge

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus Review

The new Galaxy S6 edge+ will intensify your multi media experience, with its larger screen and “elegant, understated and finely crafted” composition. With an emphasis on the ability to share life moments in real time, Samsung has partnered with YouTube so users can broadcast their videos directly for friends and families to view.

Both devices also share Samsung’s own fast wireless charging and Samsung Pay. With the Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, you can go from an empty battery to full in just two hours. Along with fast wireless charging, Samsung Pay was introduced as the “exciting future of mobile payment”. Samsung wanted to create a safe and simple solution for paying on the go and did so with a program that works almost anywhere, partnering with big names like Visa and MasterCard. They are also the only mobile payment program to support store-branded credit cards and gift cards.

Samsung Note 5 Wireless Charging Review       Samsung Note 5 Review

Images Courtesy of WSJ and The Verge

Samsung’s newest smartphones will be available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada on August 21st.

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