Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge Plus

Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones. (Photo courtesy: Samsung)

Samsung has unveiled the new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones at the Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event in New York last on Thursday.

Both models are said to be packed with the latest, top mobile hardware, including 5.7-inch quad HD displays and 4GB of RAM.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is targeted at those who want a "phablet"-sized handset with curved sides, be better suited for multimedia lovers, with it’s stretched out S6 edge and big screen, including all the familiar dual edges.

Samsung believes that the Note 5 will be the right choice for multitaskers, as it easily fits in one hand despite its size and comes equipped with a new and improved S Pen. The "plus" in its name refers to the fact that its screen is both 0.6in (1.5cm) larger than the earlier edition and more scratch-resistant

The two new phone models also introduce new features.

A button in their camera apps activates a live broadcast mode, which streams high definition video to YouTube.

The phones also support the ultra-high quality audio (UHQA) format. A new hardware component which means there should be less sound distortion when files saved in the codec are played.

The two smartphones will be available in select markets by the end of the month, with wider availability from September.

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