As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 isn’t the only new handset to debut at Samsung’s Unpacked event. The company introduced the Galaxy S6 edge+ with a 5.7″ dual-curve display and an Exynos 7420 chipset with 4GB of RAM.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ offers bigger display, more RAM and larger battery compared to the Galaxy S6 Edge. The new Super AMOLED stretches to 5.7 inches and keeps the resolution at Quad HD, which adds up to 518 ppi pixel density.
The Exynos 7420 powerhouse is once again powering a Galaxy flagship, just like it did the Galaxy S6 edge. It offers an octa-core processor with 4x Cortex-A53 @1.5GHz and 4x Cortex-A57 @2.1GHz, Mali-T760MP8 graphics and 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The smaller S6 edge comes with “just” 3GB RAM.
The main camera seems to be the unchanged – a 16MP snapper with optical image stabilization and f/1.9 aperture. A front 5MP selfie shooter is also onboard, again with a bright f/1.9 aperture.
The connectivity package is as impressive as it can get – LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with ANT+, NFC, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou), plus support for Samsung Pay via Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST).
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop skinned with the latest TouchWiz UI. It also supports the newest KNOX version.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ will be available in 32GB and 64GB flavors. The color options you will be able to choose from are less this time – Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ open tomorrow with actual availability coming on August 21. The smartphone will be available via all major US carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless) as well as BestBuy. Starting tomorrow you will also be able to experience the handset yourself by visiting one of the 7,000 Samsung experience shops across the US.