Samsung weighed into the fight with Apple this morning by launching two new phones in the premium space – the Galaxy Note5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Both phones will be available from August 28 across the GCC. The 32-gigabyte Note5 will retail for Dh2,799. The 32-gigabyte Edge 6 Plus will sell for Dh3,099 and Dh3,399 for the 64-gigabyte version.
“We are sure these phones will increase our market share in double-digit percentages,” said Hayssam Yassine, head of the mobile division at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “We were overwhelmed by the demand for then Edge when it was launched in April, before the launch our market share in the region was about 38 per cent, today it is 48 per cent.”
Samsung’s Galaxy Note, launched in 2011, was the original phone to carry a 5.7-inch screen, a size that has now become de rigueur in the industry. However the new Note5 does not look like its previous incarnations that resembled small personal computers – it is now sleek and thin.
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus follows its April launch with a 5.7” screen. Both phones come in white, gold, black and silver.
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