In addition to refreshing its Note phablet line, Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S6 Edge+. It does everything the S6 Edge can, but on a bigger screen and with a couple new features.
One of the new features is an extension of the People Edge, which gives you quick access to your frequent contacts. It’s called the Apps Edge, and it lets you switch between frequently used applications by swiping the curved part of the display. The feature isn’t limited to the home screen; it’s present no matter what app or part of Android you’re using.
For mobile streamers out there, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a native camera app that lets you live stream videos on YouTube. Because of the bigger display, there’s also a bigger battery capacity at 3000mAh.
On paper, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is identical to the Galaxy Note 5. Both devices feature the same Exynos chip, 4G of RAM, Android 5.1 Lollipop and 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. The only major differences are the curved display of the Edge+ and the S Pen of the Note 5.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 5.7-inch Super AMOLED (1440×2560 Quad HD), ~518ppi
- 64-bit octa-core (2.1GHz quad-core + 1.5GHz quad-core) Samsung Exynos 7420 processor
- Mali-T760 MP8 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 32/64GB internal storage
- No microSD support
- 16-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
- Dimensions: 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm
- Weight: 153g
- 3000mAh battery
And if you think about it, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is the spiritual successor to the Note Edge. The latter’s one-sided curved display was experimental and gimmicky, whereas the former’s curvatures on both sides offer more functionality—even more so than the regular S6 Edge.
It won’t be long before the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ arrives in the Philippines—expect it to be already available in retail stores before September ends. As for the price, it should naturally be more expensive than the S6 Edge, but probably cheaper than the Note 5.