First look: Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+

Rappler gets its hands on Samsung's newest flagship phones

Published: 12:11 AM August 15, 2015

Updated: 8:57 AM August 15, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – As the Samsung Unpacked event unfolded in the US, Manila had its own version of the Samsung event in Manila at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on Friday, August 14. Members of the media were invited to take the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 for a spin.

The two smartphones have similar base product specifications, with both sporting a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 x 1440 (518ppi) display. The multimedia-friendly S6 Edge+ also comes with dual edge screens, while the Note 5 uses a stylus for multitasking.

Both take advantage of an Octa-core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad), 64 bit processor and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and will also come in 32 and 64GB versions. The two phones will also use a 16 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. 

Whereas the S6 Edge+ takes advantage of its "Apps Edge" and "People Edge to deliver quick access to specific applications and contacts, the Note 5 uses a special stylus called the S-Pen to jot down notes, draw, and interface with the phone. 

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is priced in the Philippines at P36,990, while the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will cost P39,990 for its 32GB and P44,990 for its 64GB versions. –