Note 5 S6 Edge Plus
Samsung's two latest smartphones: the productivity-focused Galaxy Note 5 and the multimedia-savvy Galaxy S6 Edge+. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

Samsung's latest bid to capture the phablet audience comes in the form of the stylus-wielding Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ with dual-curve screen. Inside, the phablets are very similar.

Both come packed with an Exynos 7420 64-bit octacore processor, 4GB of memory and 5.7-inch quad HD displays. But each have attributes unique to each device. Here's a closer look at some of the features that come with the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphones.

Curved Back

The Note 5 screen is as flat as any smartphone on the market. But flip it over and you'll find a curved back, which makes it easier to use than the 5.7-inch phablet one-handed.

Note 5 curved back
The curved back makes its easier to use the Galaxy Note 5 one-handed. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz


The Galaxy Note 5 comes packed with an S-Pen stylus at its bottom right corner. Clicking on the stylus will pop it out of storage.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung is apparently planning a new leasing service similar to the "Apple iPhone upgrade program." Pictured above: Galaxy Note 5. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

No need to unlock the Note 5 to jot something down fast. Just eject the S-Pen and write away. Reinserting the stylus saves the sketch or scribble automatically.

S-Pen Note 5
The Galaxy Note 5 can be used to jot down information quickly without unlocking the screen. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

As with previous Note handsets, the S-Pen can also be use with various tools and apps accessed through the Air Command stylus interface.

Note 5 Air Command
The S-Pen can also be used to launch various tools and apps through the Air Command interface. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

People's Edge And Apps Edge

In lieu of an S-Pen, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a dual-curve display. From the right edge, users can swipe to gain access to favorite contacts and favorite apps: features Samsung calls People's Edge and Apps Edge.

S6 Edge+ People Edge
Favorite contacts and apps can be accessed from shortcuts on the Galaxy S6 Edge+. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

Live Stream On the Go

Social media savvy Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 owners will also have access to 4K filming and full HD live broadcasting via YouTube.

Galaxy Note 5 S6 Edge+ Video Recording
The newly released Galaxy Note 5 has beaten a slew of other high-end handsets in the custom benchmark test. However, this device got trumped by one of Samsung's own handsets. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

Color Options

In the U.S., the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will only be available in black and gold for now. Additional colors, such as platinum and white will be available in other markets. The Note 5 launches in black and white in the U.S.

Galaxy S6 Edge+ Color Trio
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ in different colors. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz


Additional accessories can also be purchased for the S6 Edge+, including an extended battery pack and keyboard case.

Smartphone users that prefer a physical keyboard can use the Galaxy S6 Edge+ with an optional keyboard case. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

Wireless Fast Charging

Both the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ support the optional wireless charger, which can fill up a fully drained battery in two hours.

Galaxy S6 Edge+ Wireless fast charger
Samsung has silently released the dual SIM variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Interested buyers can purchase the device from eBay. Pictured above: A Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ (right) next to the optional wireless fast charger. IBTimes/Luke Villapaz

Depending on the carrier, the Note 5 and the S6 Edge+ are available in storage options of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. But choose carefully, since neither device comes with the expandable SD storage slot that was present in previous Note devices. Preorders for the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+ begin Thursday; the devices will go on sale Aug. 21.