It’s not exactly a secret at this point: Samsung is about to unveil its brand new Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ phablets. The company went back to the drawing board with its Galaxy S lineup earlier this year and designed the Galaxy S6 from scratch. Well, OK, so maybe it had a little inspiration. But the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge marked the first time Samsung launched phones with sleek designs and premium materials to match their class-leading displays and killer performance.

Now, its time to see if Samsung plans to be just as original with this year’s flagship phablets as it was with its flagship smartphones.

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Leaks and rumors have painted a fairly complete picture of the phablet duo Samsung is about to unveil. If the dozen or so reports we’ve seen over the past few weeks are accurate, the Galaxy Note 5 will take all of the best elements from the Note 4 and stuff them into a larger version of the Galaxy S6’s hardware. We can also expect an upgraded S Pen stylus and enhanced software to match.

To compliment the Note 5, Samsung is also said to be launching the Galaxy S6 edge+, which is expected to be little more than a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge.

Will Samsung have any surprises in store? We’re on hand at the event to bring you live coverage of the event. Below, you’ll find live streaming video from Samsung’s big Unpacked event that you can watch right inside this article. Beneath that, we’ll have a live blog running where we’ll post periodic highlights with key information like specs and release dates.

Samsung’s Unpacked event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. EDT, 8:00 a.m. PDT.

UPDATE: Our Galaxy Note 5 hands-on preview is now live, and you can check out our hands on preview of the Galaxy S6 edge+ as well.

But for now, the show’s over. Thanks for tuning in!

Uh oh — Samsung just teased another new announcement on September 3rd in Berlin at the IFA show…

Samsung Pay will launch in Korea on August 20th, and then in the U.S. next month on September 28th. Initially, it will only work with these two new phablets and the Galaxy S6/S6 edge.

Samsung Pay takes many of Apple Pay’s best features and combines them with the technology Samsung acquired in its LoopPay buy. This means the service will work with almost every POS terminal in the world, instead of only at stores set up to accept the service.

Both new phones launch in stores in the U.S. and Canada on August 21st, with preorder availability beginning later today.

Also be sure to check out our post on five killer Galaxy Note 5 features you won’t find in any iPhone.

Sorry for the silence — the Wi-Fi here is absolutely awful. Check out the full specs for the Note 5 and S6 edge+ right here.

In addition to the Note 5 and S65 edge+, Samsung is also re-re-announcing Samsung Pay, which combines NFC payments with an MST system that works with almost every standard POS terminal in the world.

Samsung Pay will finally become available in the U.S. on September 28th.

The show hasn’t even started yet, but you can already check out our hands-on first impressions:

Galaxy Note 5

Galaxy S6 edge+

We’re just about five minutes away from showtime. The video above will bring you all the action live as it unfolds, and we’ll post highlights here for reference.

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than a decade, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.