In addition to Galaxy S6, Samsung also took the wraps off the Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC last week. The smartphone flaunts a curved display, but unlike the Galaxy Note Edge’s display, which only curves on one side, the display on the new smartphone curves on both the sides. Also Read - Samsung working on a new Exynos SoC paired with AMD GPU to power its laptops
The smartphone’s USP is the curved display, with the sides acting 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 identical to the Galaxy S6, albeit with a few changes. It too flaunts a 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display and is powered by an Exynos 7420 octa-core chipset paired with 3G of RAM. It too is available in multiple storage variants, but misses out on a microSD card slot. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy F52 5G live images surface: Here's a closer look
Also included is a 16-megapixel rear camera, supplemented with a 5-megapixel camera at the front, and a bigger 2,600mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode and wireless charging capabilities. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, wrapped under an overhauled TouchWiz UI.
Our colleagues at BGR Classic spent some time with the Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC, and here are their first impressions.
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