Samsung has recently unveiled two new phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. The formed is a direct successor to the Galaxy Note 4 which launched in September last year, and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is essentially a bigger variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone which was launched back in March during MWC in Barcelona. That being said, Samsung has opted for a rather odd rollout of these two devices considering the Note 5 won’t launch in Europe this year. It seems like that really isn’t hurting the sales of these two phablets in the company’s homeland, at least according to a report by Korea Times.
The publication has released an article which claims that Samsung has sold over 100,000 Note 5 and S6 Edge+ devices in Korea in the first three days of availability. This actually means that the company has sold 25,000 units a day, which is commendable. In addition, Korea Times says that they got this info from officials at local carriers, which is a rather reliable source. This actually means that the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are selling a lot better than the Note 4 and Note Edge. In comparison, Samsung managed to sell around 50,000 Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge units in the same time period, which means the sales are going twice as fast this time around. There’s one more thing worth mentioning here, Samsung has also launched Samsung Pay along with these devices in Korea, and it seems like the service has taken off. The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ cost 890,000 ($739) and 940,000 ($780) won, respectively.
The Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are actually quite similar devices. They both sport a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and arrive in 32 and 64GB internal storage models. The two devices are fueled by Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC, and feature a 16-megapixel OIS camera on the back. Both devices sport glass both on their front and back side, and their frame is made out of metal. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on these phablets, and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is installed on top of Google’s OS. The two devices are somewhat different in terms of design and functionality considering the Note 5 ships with the S Pen stylus, and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a curved display on both sides.