Samsung Australia has today announced Australian availability and pricing information for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+, only days after the launch in New York.
The handsets are both continuations of previous models, the Note 5 obviously the latest in the line of Stylus driven devices that Samsung pioneered back in 2011 with the original Note. The S6 edge+ is an updated large form factor of the S6 Edge launched at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. The Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ will be launching on all carriers in Australia and will also be available at retail and online through the Samsung website. The costs for the devices outright will be :
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5 32GB in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum – RRP $1,099
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 32GB in Black Sapphire and White Pearl – RRP $1,199
- Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 64GB in Black Sapphire and White Pearl – RRP $1,299
Devices will be available for pre-order from 4pm today and will officially go on-sale on the 4th of September.
Read all about Samsung’s Unpacked August launches from the 14th of August:
Samsung has taken pains to point out the updated wireless charging features of the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 edge+. Both devices come with a full 3,000mAh battery which can be wirelessly charged using the Wirless PMA and Qi standards, with the addition of Fast Wireless charging allowing both phones to charge wirelessly from empty to full in 2 hours.
Both phones feature the 16MP camera that has impressed on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and with an f/1.9 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation the camera on both phones will be hard to beat. The phones both have the quick launch feature which allows you to launch the camera by double clicking the home button and the inclusion of real-time HDR and a range of brand new filters will add some extra pop.
The Note 5 includes an improved S Pen with a clickable rear to release the stylus from its holder inside the phone and also improved Air Commands, allowing for screen capture of multi-screen into one large image. The S Pen can now also write straight onto the screen without turning the screen on, or loading an app, great for taking notes at any time. The ability to write onto PDF documents also means that signing documents without printing, then scanning will be a boon for most businesses when it comes to workflows.
The S6 edge+ has a new feature called Apps Edge which lets you quick launch apps from the edge of the curved display quickly, adding to the People Edge feature for accessing contacts quickly by the same gesture.
Samsung has also launched their YouTube live streaming app on the Note 5 and S6 edge+, allowing owners to live stream to the largest video platform in the world, where your videos can be watched live or played back at a later date.
We have a Galaxy S6 edge+ in hand and will be getting a review up as soon as possible. Let us know if you have questions in the comments below.