Alongside the flagship Galaxy S6, the rumors mills repeatedly talked about another variant with a curved display. That variant is the Galaxy S6 Edge, which was unveiled at MWC today. Also Read - Samsung working on a new Exynos SoC paired with AMD GPU to power its laptops
As mentioned above, the USP of the smartphone is the curved display. But unlike the Galaxy Note Edge launched last year, the Galaxy S6 Edge curves on both sides, and all the way to the back. The curved portion acts as a secondary display where you can view notifications and launch applications with one hand. As for the design, it boasts a body made out of Gorilla Glass 4 and metal. Also Read - Top 5 smartphones with great battery life under Rs 20,000 in May 2021: Poco X3, Moto G60 and more
As for specifications, they are nearly identical with a few changes. One of the main changes is the display. While the size and resolution remain the same — 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display — it comes with the dual edges. The other difference is a bigger battery — 2,600mAh. Just like the Galaxy S6, the battery on the curved display variant too comes is not removable and comes with Ultra Power Saving Mode and wireless charging capabilities. Samsung also claims that the battery supports fast-charging, and charging it for just 10 minutes is enough for two hours of HD video playback, and charging it for 30 minutes will take the battery from empty all the way to 50 percent. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F52 5G live images surface: Here's a closer look
The Galaxy S6 Edge too is powered by an Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset paired with 3G of RAM. On the photography front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera, supplemented with a 5-megapixel camera at the front.
The smartphone also comes with the heart rate monitor, touch fingerprint sensor (no more swiping), and connectivity options include LTE support, NFC, IR Blaster, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and on the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, wrapped under an overhauled TouchWiz UI.