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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are official, and here are the pricing and availability details

By Ng Chong Seng - on 13 Aug 2015, 11:00pm

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ are official, and here are the pricing and availability details

 

Samsung Electronics has announced today the global launch of the Galaxy Note 5 4G+ and Galaxy S6 Edge+ 4G+, two smartphones with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display.

Under the hood, both phablets share several similarities. For example, both are powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 octa-core SoC, have 4GB of RAM and 32 and 64GB internal storage options, a 16-megapixel F1.9 rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 5-megapixel F1.9 front camera, run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, support LTE Cat 9, sport fast charging and have embedded wireless charging capability, and work with several wireless connectivity technologies, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, and NFC. Like the S6 models, both also come with an additional 100GB of Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage for free for two years.

While both devices’ camera modules have remained the same as the ones on the S6 models, there are a few new camera features this time round. For example, the Camera app has a new Pro mode that lets users save photos as RAW files and manually adjust the shutter speed, as well as support for live video broadcasting. And in the audio department, both devices feature Ultra High Quality (UHQ) Audio for immersive multimedia experience. UHQ Audio can also be played over Bluetooth through Samsung’s next generation of wireless audio accessories, such as the Level On Wireless Pro.

The Galaxy Note 5 4G+ is the only one that offers S Pen capabilities. New features include an enhanced Air Command that lets you add up to three app shortcuts, an improved Screen Write feature with a Scroll Capture long webpage capturing function, an updated Smart Select feature that saves the URL with an image cropped from a website, and a new Screen Off Memo feature that lets you jot down quick memos even when the screen is off.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ 4G+ on the other hand has a display that curves on two sides. New features include Apps Edge for easy access to your favorite apps, and an enhanced People Edge for easy communication with your favorite contacts. In addition to calling, messaging, and emailing, People Edge now allows you to connect with your close contacts by sending handwritten memos, emoticons, and poking.

Samsung Galaxy Life offers

Local customers of the Galaxy Note 5 4G+ and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will get to enjoy specially curated content, including The Straits Times for Smartphone (Digital Edition) at a discounted rate of S$9.90 per month for the first three months; Lianhe Zaobao (Digital Edition) at a discounted rate of S$9.90 per month for the first three months; and two digital magazine subscriptions from SPH Interactive Magazines at only S$28.

In addition, a set of specially curated privileges from establishments like Esquina, Pollen, The Study, New Majestic Hotel, and LongPlay are available for users to enjoy when they use Galaxy Life.

Note 5 Delights & Student Delights events

To celebrate the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 4G+ in Singapore, Samsung is organizing something called Note 5 Delights, at Civic Plaza, Ngee Ann City, from August 29 to 30, 11am to 9pm. At the event, consumers can head to the Product Experience Zones where they will be able to try out the new devices and stand to win attractive prizes. Note 5 Delights will also be showcasing the Galaxy S6 4G+, Galaxy S6 Edge 4G+, Galaxy S6 Edge+ 4G+, and Galaxy Tab S2.

In addition, Samsung customers can get their Samsung products checked, and enjoy up to 300 free treats in hourly giveaways from Garrett Popcorn, St Marc’s Choco Cro, Coco Loco Coconut Water, and local flavored ice-cream. Attendees can also enjoy the tunes of local artistes, such as Johan & Jerome, The Analog Girl, and Hubbabubbas, who will be using the Galaxy Note 5 4G+ to produce their soundtracks.

Then there’s also Student Delights, which is designed to engage tertiary students from schools such as NTU, NUS, and SMU in a fun and interactive manner. Besides experiencing the latest technology from Samsung, the students can look forward to nosh up and chill out with their peers, hobnob with Samsung top executives, and enjoy exclusive Galaxy Life offers.

Local pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 4G+ will be available from August 15 in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum, with 32GB and 64GB storage options, at a recommended retail price of S$1,088 and S$1,188 respectively.

To thank customers, Samsung will be giving out an introductory gift set. Those who purchase a Note 5 from August 15 will get a complimentary Fast Wireless Charging Pad (white only) worth S$98 and Clear Cover (silver only) worth S$48 on a while stocks last basis.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ 4G+ will be available from August 22 in Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum, with 32GB and 64GB storage options, at a recommended retail price of S$1,188 and S$1,288 respectively.

Lastly, both devices will be available at local telcos, major consumer electronics stores, authorized retailers, and Samsung Experience Stores.

Compatible accessories for both devices will also be available at the following recommended retail price:

  • Clear View Cover: S$88 in blueblack, gold, and silver
  • S View Cover: S$68 in blueblack, white, gold, and silver
  • Level On Wireless Pro: S$418 in gold and black
  • Fast Wireless Charging Pad: S$98 in white and black

Need help in deciding which to get? Then remember to check out our Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ hands-on articles.