A date has been reportedly set for the announcement of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, scheduled to be unveiled on August 12, then going on sale a week and a half later on August 21. The push-up in unveiling and release is said to be in relation to Apple, as Samsung wants to hit the market before Apple has time to announce any new iPhones.
Both, the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus, are larger-than-average devices, but both offer something quite different. Of course, the Note 5 is for those who enjoy having a stylus onboard, plus all of the in-house software Samsung bakes in to make a stylus useful for buyers. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, on the other hand, is basically just a larger S6 Edge, with 3GB of RAM and Exynos 7420 processor.
SamMobile again claims that the Galaxy Note 5 will not feature a microSD slot, as in there will be no expandable storage, leading the device to be sold in storage tiers, exactly how we see the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sold today. If you want more storage, then you have to pay.
On top of these two phones, Samsung will announce availability of Samsung Pay for North America, a mobile payments platform Samsung device owners have been waiting for since the launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
August 12 falls on a Wednesday, so go ahead and pencil this event down on your digital calendars.