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Samsung bets big on Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+

Mikael Ricknäs | Aug. 13, 2015
Samsung Electronics is hosting its second major product launch of the year in New York Thursday, with a lot riding on the expected debut of the large format Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. Carrying forward designs reminiscent of the existing S6 smartphones, the company is hoping make up for ground it has lost to the iPhone 6 Plus.

For anyone in the market for a new phone, the second half of the year is already off to a good start with the launch of the OnePlus 2 from Chinese startup OnePlus, as well as Motorola's new Moto G and Moto X smartphones. And again, new iPhones are also around the corner. New Google Nexus models, and high-end smartphones from Huawei Technologies, LG Electronics and HTC are also anticipated to go on sale before the end of the year.

For consumers looking to spend $400 or less and still get a great phone, the OnePlus and Motorola devices are good places to start.

For consumers who just want the best possible performance, screens and cameras irrespective of the cost, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or S6 edge+ or the new iPhones will be the top candidates. Products launched during first half of the year shouldn't be forgotten. Price cuts on the G4 from LG Electronics and the Galaxy S6 have made them even more attractive.

All things considered, Samsung has a lot to contend with.

 

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