Samsung Galaxy Note 5: hands-on with the new phablet (Video)

Samsung’s latest Unpacked event might just be the most eagerly anticipated launch this summer – well, until IFA comes along in a few weeks, at least – and this morning the company drew the curtain back on both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. While you had the chance to watch the show live, Pocketnow was there in person, and just as we promised when sharing Samsung’s official device videos with you a little earlier today, we’ve been putting together some initial hands-on videos with the new hardware. We get started with today’s headliner, the Galaxy Note 5.

With a redesigned S Pen (gotta love that “unique clicking mechanism”), enhanced Air Command capabilities, and a few neat new software tweaks, the Galaxy Note 5 isn’t a shocking departure from past offerings, instead taking an approach that refines existing Samsung designs, refining the hardware build while taking a lot of inspiration from this year’s earlier S6 models.

But enough talk; what’s it like actually using this guy? We go hands-on an Unpacked to find out and share that experience with you:

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!