Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Specs (Official)

Next Friday, August 21, you will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 from all of these carriers. I’m sure many of you will, because well, the Note cult is strong and Samsung is the best in the business at making oversized devices. But for those on the fence, we have for you below the official set of specs for the device.

Samsung, like with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, didn’t hold back here. We have glass and metal, the newest Exynos octa-core chip, fast storage, fast wireless and regular charging, plenty of RAM, sizable battery, what we are assuming will be the new best display in any smartphone, high-end camera with OIS and an S Pen.

Yep, this is as good as it gets for today’s mobile standards.  (more…)

Where and When to Buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in the US

Samsung is done with its Unpacked event, where it just unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Now, after months of leaks leading up to this moment, it’s time to talk about where and when you can buy either phone.

According to Samsung (and now all of the carriers individually), both phones will be available on August 21 (next Friday) with pre-orders opening at many locations today, August 13.

Below, we have (and will continue update) info from each carrier below, including pricing and when exactly you can walk in and get your hands on each.  (more…)

Samsung Pay Launches in the US September 28, Beta Trial Opens August 25

Along with its announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung also announced a starting date for its mobile payment system, Samsung Pay. The service finally arrives in the US on September 28, but there will be a beta trial period for select users that opens on August 25. If you live in Korea, well, you get to start using Samsung Pay as early as August 20.

At launch, Samsung Pay will be compatible with the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, along with the previously released Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Note 5 and S6 Edge+ will come preloaded with the software, while the regular S6 and S6 Edge will see a software update in mid-August to enable it.  (more…)

Samsung Announces Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+, Available August 21

Samsung just made the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ official at press events in both London and New York City. Both phones are available across the US on August 21, with pre-orders opening today. Also, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Samsung Experience Shops at Best Buy will have previews of each phone available starting tomorrow.

As expected, the phones feature big 5.7-inch QHD Super AMOLED displays, but the S6 Edge+ has curves or dual-edges on its screen. They each have 4GB RAM, Exynos 7420 octa-core processors, 16MP cameras with OIS (f/1.9), 5MP front cameras (also f/1.9), fast charging and fast wireless charging, and run Lollipop.

Samsung is also launching Samsung Pay with these two devices in the US on September 28 and in Korea on August 20.

More coming!  (more…)

LIVE: Samsung Unpacked Galaxy Note 5 Event!

Samsung Unpacked is this morning! After weeks and weeks of leaks, we finally get to put our hands on the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+!

Tim is on the scene in New York City for the in-person festivities, but we are still doing a live blog right here to make this a full-blown community event like we always do. Below, you will find a live blog and live stream (once Samsung posts the link) to get you all of the info as it rolls out.

Once the live blog wraps, expect plenty of hands-on coverage of each device. We’ll have video tours, pics galore, and will be able to answer any questions you have about each. We know the Note cult is still strong around these parts and want to make sure you leave this morning satisfied.

The event starts at 8AM Pacific (11AM Eastern). Ready?  (more…)