As the ongoing rivalry continues between different smartphone companies, Samsung stepped their game up and debuted their two new iPhone 6 Plus “killers” dubbed the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. Although many might like the two new phones by Samsung over the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the real test is how the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus will stand against Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Samsung recently debuted their new evolution of their Note series entitled the Note 5, as well as a bigger and side-curved S6 Edge Plus, which is a scaled-up version of the original S6 Edge that launched earlier this year. As most know, this is in response to Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus while many say that it’s also in response to Apple’s latest September flagships the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
Both of these new smartphones hone a 8-core Samsung Exynos chips, while sporting 4GB of RAM, which is two more than the rumored amount of RAM in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and will be able to capture 4K video like Apple’s iPhone 6s series. However, something that I find interesting is Samsung’s approach to an Apple-like tier with memory configuration for their new flagships. Instead of shipping with their regular memory slot, the company switched to iPhone-like tiers, which folks can get a Note 5 or S6 Edge Plus in either a 32 or 64-gigabyte model.
Looking over to AppleInsider, the source notes some of what JK Shin had to say about the latest Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus debut, as seen below…
“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,” Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin said in a release. “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.”
Samsung hasn’t released any type of info on the pricing of their two new smartphones, although they are said to arrive 11 days after the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus debut in the U.S. on September 21st. The source also noted that the S6 Edge will come in black or gold, while the Note 5 will come in white or black.
Doing some research and looking over what others are saying about Samsung’s two new smartphones seems to be mixed, some are saying that Samsung copied from Apple here and there, while others are really pleased. What I’m most curious about is how Samsung’s new flagships will do agianst the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. With that said, let us know what you think about the debut of Samsung’s new smartphones.
Source info: AppleInsider