News by Luke Jones on Friday August 14, 2015.
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As expected, Samsung unveiled a new variant of its Galaxy S6 Edge in the form of the beefier and more powerful Galaxy S6 Edge +. Think of this as the big brother of the first model, a big brother that has been shown even more love perhaps, ready to take on everything with market leading specs and enhanced software.As we mentioned, the Galaxy S6 Edge + is bigger than its sibling, that's thanks to a 5.7-inch screen instead of a 5.1-inch panel. This display is still of course offering Quad HD resolution and is still Samsung's favoured Super AMOLED technology. There is a noticeable size difference because of this, and indeed the Edge + is 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm (the S6 Edge was 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm). The upside of that extra size is the addition of a larger 3000 mAh battery, up from the 2600 mAh juicer in the regular Edge. Under the hood Samsung is once again employing its flagship Exynos 7420 processor with high end 4GB of LPDDR 4 RAM accompanying it. 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage options are available, but frustratingly Samsung has clearly decided micro SD cards on its flagships are a thing of the past. The original Galaxy Note Edge found some decent ways to use its pronounced side screen, but the thinner strip of edges on the S6 Edge left little room beyond some gimmicks. The greater size of the Galaxy S6 Edge + does little to enhance those features, and for the time being we can't help but thin that those edge screens are more of a design feature than they are a productivity one. Not a bad design feature mind you, the S6 Edge + is one of the most striking smartphones available at the moment. A potent package indeed, and a beautiful one too. However, at $800 for the base 32GB model, this is a pricey proposition. Still, if the Galaxy S6 Edge + is for you then you can grab it when it launches in the United States August 21st, or can pre-order it right now.
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