At an event in New York City today, the company unveiled two new phones that build on the company’s penchant for larger smartphone screens.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note5 both sport 5.7 inch Quad HD Super AMOLED displays. Building on the hardware design of its previous models, the Note5 has a curved back and a flat front display, while the S6 Edge+ sports a flat back and curved edges on the front display.
Onstage at Alice Tully Hall, Justin Denison, Samsung VP of Product and Strategy, stated that bigger screens have gone from a “nice-to-have to a must-have,” allowing consumers to get more done.
Wireless charging is also built into both phones, as Samsung representatives today emphasized their move toward a “cord-free future,” citing similar wireless charging initiatives by companies like Starbucks and Ikea. A full wireless charge could be obtained on both phone models in 2 hours, according to Samsung.
Both phones will be available in-stores on Aug. 21, with pre-orders starting online today. Pricing starts at $249 for the 32GB version of the Galaxy Note5 and $299 for the 32GB version of the Galaxy S6 Edge+.