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Samsung finally rolled out the much awaited flagships, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5.

These two smartphones have been making highlights on major news sites, but only as rumors.

However, this South Korean giant finally put an end to this long story by releasing the next flagships in the Galaxy series. Perhaps the most eye-catching smartphone of the two is the much more powerful dual-edged screen Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Other than these two devices, the users of Samsung will also start enjoying the new Samsung Pay, a mobile payment system that has been brought in to rival Apple Pay and Google Pay. This new addition will be able to work with Knox security features as well as tokenization.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Features and specs of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

When the first Samsung Galaxy Note series smartphone came out, many thought the company was a little bit crazy with this novel idea. However, a few years down the line, many are joining the phablet world as more and more large-screened smartphones keep flooding the handset industry.

The latest Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is designed with a metallic glass and on its back is a curved edge. According to the company, this phablet is meant for a specific market – those who value productivity.

The new Samsung Galaxy arrivals will feature a display size of 5.7 inches, Super AMOLED and QHD screens. Inside the flagships you will come across an 8-core Exynos 7420 chipset that is backed with a RAM of 4GB – the largest ever in a Samsung handset. There are little differences between the camera you get on the Galaxy S6 Edge/Galaxy S6 and that available on the Galaxy Note 5/Galaxy S6 Edge Plus thanks to the same 16MP you get on the latter devices.

Both devices will support the best LTE speed available so far. In addition, the phones will be prepared to meet the requirements of the upcoming LTE category 9 network speed. Smartphones have always had issues to do with battery life and on this aspect; Samsung has incorporated a 3000mAh battery unit in addition to a power boost feature that works when in wireless mode. This feature enables a Galaxy Note 5 phone to charge from zero to full charge in just two hours when in wireless mode.

While it was thought the Galaxy Note 5 will be the only one with ability to shoot 4K videos, this ability is also available on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. In addition, both phones come with Live Streaming capability that is for sure going to make BlackBerry sweat for its money. If you have any problems with typing on the screen, there is a QWERTY keyboard attached for your convenience.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Pay

As noted earlier, Samsung also rolled out the latest version of Samsung Pay. According to the developers, this feature will work perfectly with any POS machines that can read a debit or a credit card. Apart from being compatible with bank-issued cards, Samsung Pay will also have no problems with loyalty cards from stores, supermarket chains, airlines or even health clubs.

Release date

Samsung only unveiled these gadgets a few days ago. The company however revealed that it will begin selling Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus from August 21 2015, but only in the U.S. and Canada. Samsung Pay will also not be in use until later this year, but it will be launched this month in its home country.