Samsung’s S6 Edge+ will roll out globally on August 21, and the device strut a similar look to the current company flagship, Samsung did make a few tweaks and improvements to their hardware.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ is all about striking looks and just having a big, beautiful screen to interact with. And we’re here to tell you all about it.
It should come as no surprise that a phone with the name “Galaxy S6 edge+” shares the design of its namesake. The “plus” part is the only thing new, and hardware wise that’s the only thing that’s changed. This is simply a Galaxy S6 edge, but with a 5.7-inch display instead of 5.1.
The glass-and-metal chassis feels sturdy and about as comfortable as the first one did, which is an accomplishment by itself given how much longer the Edge+ actually is. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ predictably follows in the footsteps of the S6 Edge with a glass and metal construction, the metal frame, glass back and curved screen have all scaled up proportionately to the larger size which nearly matches that of the Note 5.
Volume and power buttons are in the same spots, the camera is in the same configuration on the back, and the home button contains the same solid fingerprint sensor with capitative buttons on the side. The one loss here is the IR port on the top of the phone, which was also axed on the Note 5.
5.7” Quad HD Super AMOLED
Exynos 7420 (64-bit, 14nm)
Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)
|ROM||32GB and 64GB (Non expandable)|
5MP Front Facing Camera
16Mp Rear Camera
|Battery||3,000 mAh (Non removable)|
|Operating System||Android 5.1 (TouchWiz)|
The big disappointment again here’s that there is no SD card slot and the battery isn’t removable, of course, but again considering the similarities to the original Galaxy S6 edge we weren’t exactly expecting that. This was long seen coming but is sure to make devoted users angry. Samsung is going to get hit hard for this in Note 5 as well as Galaxy Edge S6+
Pricing is still not conformed by Samsung but it is estimated that the Galaxy Edge S6+ will cost $768-792 for 32GB (Rs. 51,500) and $864-$888 for 64GB (Rs. 58,000)
There’s nothing to suggest the S6 Edge+’s snapper will be any different, with a speedy opening of the app with the double tap of the home button and all the practice snaps looking clear and in focus.There are some extra elements on here: RAW support is included for pro mode, and live streaming over YouTube is enabled too.
The battery life of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is going to – hopefully – be a lot better than that seen on the original S6 Edge. The battery life is still a worry though – for a phablet, that’s a small battery pack. Like I said, it’ll probably be fine, but with a phablet to play with it seems a shame to waste the opportunity to push in more mAh