In a few weeks, Samsung is going to unleash its latest high-end phablets to the world. The first live images of both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have leaked.

It's no secret by now that Samsung is going to break from tradition and unveil its next-generation flagship phablets at an event in mid-August. The company has traditionally used IFA in Berlin, which takes place in September, to launch every Galaxy Note phablet, from the original in 2011 through last year's Note 4 and Note Edge.

Last year's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge launch and subsequent release were overshadowed by Apple's iPhone 6, and, more importantly, its entry into the phablet arena with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung has long dominated the jumbo-size smartphone category, but Apple's first foray proved detrimental to Samsung.

We reported in June that Samsung was planning to change course and planned on launching the Galaxy Note 5 ahead of IFA 2015 in order to not be overshadowed by Apple's upcoming iPhone 6s Plus launch, which is expected to take place in early September. Recently, a report came out that claimed Samsung was planning an event on Aug. 12 to unveil the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and both devices would have a global release on Aug. 21.

Rendered images and dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus hit the Internet recently, and now, the first live shots of the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have just leaked, showing off each phablet's new design.

MobileFun posted the images, which show closeup shots of the gold Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and white Galaxy Note 5. A shot of the S6 Edge Plus confirms the phablet's model number of SM-G928A and will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It's very likely that the Note 5 will also run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box as well.

As always, we'll keep you posted on any new information regarding the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus as it becomes available. Which smartphone are you planning to pick up? Let us know in the comments below.

 
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