Samsung to unveil Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge Plus today

NEW YORK: Samsung is all set to unveil its next-generation Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus smartphones at its Galaxy Unpacked event on August 13 in New York.


The press conference starts at 11 am EDT (8:30 pm IST) and will also be livestreamed here.

While the South Korean giant was earlier speculated to unveil only the new Note, the curved lines on the invite hinted at the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, a smartphone with a curved screen, as well.

And in a recent round of leaks, Samsung itself confirmed the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus by putting up a photo of the curved phone on its French website days ahead of the official launch.

It also stated that the phone would be up for pre-order starting August 21. The company, however, later pulled the announcement page.

Besides, a tech blogger that has earned the reputation of being the king of leakers has revealed photos claimed to show the latest iterations of Samsung’s phablet and curved phone.

Evan Blass, best known by his handle @evleaks, has posted photos of what are reportedly the hotly anticipated Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on Twitter along with a range of specs ahead of the official announcement scheduled for August 13.

According to Blass, the Note 5 will have a 5.66-inch (2560 x 1440) display and will be powered by an octa-core Exynos 7420 chip.

Other specs include 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 16-megapixel rear camera and 5 MP front camera.

Samsung is also likely to release a QWERTY keyboard cover as an optional accessory for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Blass, is a separate tweet, has also reported that the two phones will come with a 3000 mAh battery.

The battery, as claimed, will offer a maximum standby time of 336 hours and maximum talktime of 21 hours.

Though the South Korean tech giant, like other companies, normally uses the consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin as a launchpad for new products, this year Samsung announced plans to hold a separate event a few weeks earlier.

Industry insiders theorise the uncharacteristic timing is meant to head off rival Apple, which is expected to launch its iPhone 6s in September as well.