Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note5, and They're Big and Curvy

Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note5 unveiled at the company’s “Unpacked” event.

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+.