Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Edge 6 Plus in South Korea

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Edge 6 Plus in South Korea

Close on the heels of the US unveiling of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge 6 Plus smartphones at a New York event last week, Samsung has now announced the launch of the two new big-screen handsets in the South Korea.

As compared to the previous versions of the Galaxy Note series and the Galaxy S6 Edge handsets, the cost of the newly-launched Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge 6 Plus smartphones is much lower.

According to the pricing details announced by Samsung, the cost of the Galaxy Note 5 phablet in South Korea would be 899,800 won ($762.15), for the 32GB model. In comparison, the cost of the 2011-launched first Galaxy Note phablet was 957,000 won; while the Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy Note 4 devices respectively priced at 1.089 million won, 1.067 million won, and 957,000 won.

Meanwhile, the cost of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus handset will be 939,400 won, which will be comparatively much lower than the 979,000-won price-tag of the Galaxy S6 Edge handset which was launched in South Korea in April.

About the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Edge 6 Plus handsets, Hyundai Securities' analyst Park Young-joo said that, compared with the Galaxy S6 series, both the new handsets have "larger displays and upgraded specs," but with similarly set prices; and added: "It is a strategy to increase specs and lower price amid an intensifying competitive market."

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