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Samsung Malaysia officially announces release dates for the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung Malaysia has kept the hype high on its Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ that were revealed during their Unpacked event in New York by finally answering the “when” and “how much” question. Revamping the former and making the latter bigger but keeping the insides relatively the same; Samsung’s two updates will seek to cater to the market’s attraction towards bigger screened mobile phones.

The latest Galaxy Note5 will set you back a cool RM 2,699 (w/ GST), while the bigger S6 edge+ will cost RM 3,099 (w/ GST). Both of the aforementioned devices will go on sale from the 4th of September onwards; the former will come in two colour options – Gold Platinum or White Pearl, as the latter will be available in either Gold Platinum or Black Sapphire.

They are essentially hitting the market next Friday so be sure to check out any promotional materials from telco companies soon.

Envisioning a market space that grew thanks to its humble beginnings with the Note series, the Galaxy Note5 is promised to be a worthy 5th year edition. Focused towards users who want to be more productive and have a larger screen real-estate, the S Pen will attempt to be an amazing writing companion. Designed to help people with its writing capabilities through the pen computing of the renowned S Pen, it’ll enable you to jot information down quickly with Screen-off Memo. Scroll capture is a great new edition to the S Pen’s features – allowing you to screen capture up to 22 pages for easy reference of conversation history or GPS directions while driving.

We’ve talked about the Note5’s specs before but just to refresh your memory, this is a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 × 1440) screen device that runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. It’ll be powerfully equipped with an Exynos 7420 processor that’s clocked at 2.1 GHz, mated with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Internal storage options currently only stand at 32GB but we’re sure bigger versions will make their way to out market soon. Weighing in at 171g, this device has a rear 16-megapixel camera sensor and a 5-megapixel camera sported on the front (both at f/1.9 aperture).

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Powering this phablet is a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery – surely disappointing fans of the old Note(s) that always had a battery that was hot-swappable. The same goes for the MicroSD slot, that used to live on the Note 4 and its predecessors but has been omitted from the newest Note5. Don’t be too disappointed though, as you’ll be pleased to know that the LTE capable device now has Dual-SIM support on board, allowing dual-wielding phone users to minimise the number of phones they need to carry.

The other star of the show, is the Galaxy S6 edge+, and while it only differs in terms of the availability of the S Pen, the dual edged display and its aesthetic value, has the same specs as the Note5. Succeeding its smaller sibling in a big way, the 5.7-inch screen is larger to increase visibility, and improve its hardiness, with a tougher 7000 series aluminium – stronger than the S6 edge.

Since we’re 10 days away, let us know what you think of the device so far and to recap our coverage of Samsung Unpacked you can check it out here.