Samsung launches Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 in Ghana

S6 Edge+ and Note 5
S6 Edge+ and Note 5

Samsung Electronics West Africa has introduced its latest mobile devices on the Ghanaian market: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.

The Galaxy Note 5, successor to the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+, a larger version of the S6 Edge with some new features, were launched in Accra on Friday.

Both devices run on the Android Lollipop system, with 5.7 inch AMOLED screens (1440 x 2560 pixel display) and are made of the aluminium and Gorilla Glass 4 combination that characterizes Samsung’s latest mobile devices.

Key among the new features of both devices is 4GB of RAM, for better performance and multitasking; the Products Manager, Mr Tetteh Akornor said the devices are easily capable of running two apps side by side.

The cameras of both phones have an exclusive live broadcast feature which allows streaming of live video via YouTube while the S6 Edge+ has video image stabilization and is capable of taking 4k videos. The camera was also demonstrated by Tracy Kyei, the Marketing Manager, to be capable of taking grid videos, splitting the screen in up to four different squares.

SideSync, which allows synchronization between smartphone and tablet for remote operations, notification and file sharing, is operational on the S6 Edge+.

The screen’s edges also have a new feature known as the “people edge” and the “apps edge” both of which display on demand, the top five most used contacts or the five most used apps.

With a slightly bigger screen the Edge+ has a larger 3,000mAh battery, compared to the S6 Edge’s 2600mAh, and it is said to recharge fully in 90 minutes and in 2 hours on a wireless charger.

The Galaxy Note 5, with its click to release S-pen stylus, is targeted at business users and also wields some new features; a redesigned shortcuts wheel known as air command, and the Screen Write feature which can automatically capture lengthy web pages and documents in segments.

Samsung says the device also allows signatures on pdf files.

The Note 5’s camera is also now at par with the S6 Edge, as it has a wider aperture lens and an exposure control bar that allows quicker tweaking of the camera’s exposure.

Removable batteries and external storage are however not available for both devices.

The company says both devices are available at authorised Samsung dealer shops in the country: the S6 Edge + for GH₵3500 and the Note 5.

By Emmanuel Odonkor

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