When the original Galaxy Note launched in 2011, Samsung was criticized for selling a then "big" 5.3-inch smartphone with a stylus. It turns out people really like phones with big screens. As for digital pens, the stylus has resisted the bin of outdated tech quite gracefully.
With big phones now the norm, Samsung is doubling down on its phablet strategy. The company announced two new premium phablets — the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ — at its Unpacked 2015 event on Thursday.