Earlier this year, Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 Edge alongside the flagship Galaxy S6. Today, along with the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung also took the wraps off the Galaxy S6 Edge+. As the name suggests, it is basically a bigger variant of the smartphone launched earlier this year. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M42 First Impressions: Another inexpensive 5G phone on the menu
In terms of design, there is not much differentiating the Galaxy S6 Edge+ from the Galaxy S6 Edge, except for the size. Both the smartphones feature a dual-edged display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M42 5G: A look at company's affordable 5G phone in India
As far as specifications are concerned, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ flaunts a 5.7-inch QHD (2560×1440 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by a Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core ( 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 quad-core + 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 quad-core) processor paired with Mali T760 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Also Read - Samsung working on a new Exynos SoC paired with AMD GPU to power its laptops
Also on offer is 32GB and 64GB internal storage, but just like its predecessor there is no microSD card slot. In the photography department, there is a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera up front.
The smartphone also features a bigger 3,000mAh battery with fast wireless charging support, and connectivity options include single-SIM support, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and USB 2.0. On the software front, it runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out-of-the box, wrapped under a refreshed TouchWiz UI. The new UI brings with it features like live YouTube broadcasting, and quick camera launch to name a few.
Just like the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ too will go on sale in the US and Canada on August 21, with pre-orders kicking off today.