Over the past few years, Samsung has hit it big with big phones. In fact, you can thank it — or curse it — for making flagship smartphones all get so darn huge. But this year, things have changed: now Apple is in the game, and Samsung needs to do something interesting to keep customers coming back.
Its solution? Build two new phones. At an event called Unpacked this morning, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. They're similar phones in similar packages, but they're Samsung's plays to get attention before the next iPhone comes out. On top of that, Samsung unveiled a mobile payments system and a hardware keyboard add-on. It's a series of strong announcements that should give Samsung fans a lot to look forward to.