The company will roll out two smartphones, which come with enhanced 5.7-inch screens, in the US and Canadian markets on August 21.

"Today the journey continues in the large screen category," J K Shin, the CEO and President IT and Mobile division Samsung Electronics, said here.

Samsung expects curved screen Galaxy S6 edge+ to be the volume driver for the company while with phablet Note 5 it plans to cater to the niche segment.

The two smartphones come with various features including 16 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras, 5.1 Android Lollipop operating system and Samsung Pay, a mobile payment solution.

Besides, the smartphones come with a broadcast feature allowing users to share moments with family and friends. The Korean firm has tied up with You Tube for the broadcast feature.

While Galaxy S6 Edge+ weighs 153 grams, Note 5 is slightly heavier at 171 grams.



Company sources confirmed that the Galaxy S6 edge+ would be launched in India later this month followed by Note 5 in September.

When asked about the price range of two smartphones in India, the company officials said, "The smartphones would be competitively priced in the country."

Samsung remains the leading player in the smartphone market in India despite challenges from homegrown seller Micromax and new entrants like Xiaomi.