We saw the leaks the past few weeks that all but confirmed the suspicions, and today, Samsung made it official. The Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are here, in all their glory. And glorious they are. Engadget did a full once over of the devices and had nothing but great things to say. From Engadget:
"The Galaxy Note 5 basically has the same silicon ticking away inside it as the S6 Edge+, specifically Samsung's octa-core Exynos 7420 (if you must know, four cores run at up to 2.1GHz while the others go up to 1.5GHz) along with 4GB of RAM. I spent about a half-hour mucking around with the thing, and nothing I threw at it during that painfully brief period made it stutter or slow down. Part of that is because of the thankfully light touch Samsung has with its TouchWiz interface this year; it sits on top of Android 5.1 and you'll know exactly what to expect if you've already used the S6 or S6 Edge.
Both also have 16-megapixel rear-facing cameras (which now stream live to YouTube), not to mention sealed 3,000mAh batteries and gorgeous 5.7-inch, Quad HD, Super AMOLED screens. Throw in support for LTE category 9 and LoopPay's wireless, credit-card-imitating MST technology and you've got yourself a pretty impressive package right out of the gate. In case you're already itching to own one, the wait won't be a long one: It'll be available from all US carriers starting on August 21st
The big US carriers have announced their pricing, and you're typically looking at $250 on contract for the 32GB model, and $350 for its 64GB sibling. That's $25-29 and $28-30 per month on an installment plan, or $700-740 and $815-840 if you're buying outright."