Samsung's new Galaxy S6 edge+ comes with a big 5.7" curved display
Earlier this year, Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and boy was it a crowd pleaser. Not only did it impress the general crowd, Samsung's pair of flagship android devices managed to win the hearts of many reviewers. During today's special Unpacked event, Samsung not only announced the successor to their popular Galaxy Note lineup but they also unveiled somewhat of a Galaxy Note Edge successor.
Called the Galaxy S6 edge+, as the name suggests, this new device is a "plus" of the original Galaxy S6 edge which came with a 5.1" curved display on both sides. Just think of the Galaxy S6 edge+ as a bigger and more advanced Galaxy S6 edge. Sure it has a bigger 5.7" QHD AMOLED display but Samsung didn't only just increased the size of the display, they improved the original device in terms of the hardware and also the added software features.
In terms of design, Samsung has kept everything similar to the regular S6 edge and from a distant, the new S6 edge+ looks just like a bigger S6 edge. This also means that the S6 edge+ comes with a glass back with a subtly curved metal frame to reinforce the device. Don't worry too much about the durability of the Galaxy S6 edge+ as it comes with Corning's Gorilla Glass 4
S6 Edge form factor with Note 5 specificationsJust like the Galaxy Note 5, the new S6 Edge+ will come with Samsung's new Exynos processor which is paired up with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Also identical is the 5.7" 1440 x 2560 AMOLED display but the one present here is curved on both sides. Beyond that, the device also comes with 32/64GB of non-expandable memory, a 16MP rear camera, a 5MP front facing camera and a decently sized 3,000 mAh battery.
Galaxy S6 edge+ specifications
- 5.7" Quad HD AMOLED display
- 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 16MP f1.9 camera
- 5MP front facing camera
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 3,000mAh battery + wireless charging
- 153.2 x 6.1 x 7.6mm (171g)
But specs aside, the Galaxy S6 edge+ isn't all about the hardware performance, similar to the Galaxy S6 edge and outgoing Galaxy Note edge, this new curved screened phablet from Samsung is all about the software enhancements. Similar to on the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+ also come with a new livestreaming application and specific to the S6 edge+ is a brand new App edge launcher which enables users to customize applications and contacts for quick launching.
Besides all the hardware and software enhancements, Samsung is also getting ready quite a number of accessories which are uniquely different. Sure there will be the usual plethora of cases but Samsung is also readying a keyboard cover, yes you heard me right. The Galaxy S6 edge+ will feature an optional physical qwerty keyboard case.
Overall, the Galaxy S6 edge+ looks like a pretty solid device and while it does not come with an S Pen, this should make choosing between the Note 5 and S6 edge+ a little easier as both devices are targeted at a slightly different cloud. Samsung will start offering the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ in Malaysia in early September but there's no word on pricing yet.