Samsung has always been a pioneer when it comes to technology and now the brand has taken it one step ahead with its new flagship devices. The handset maker has unleashed a new beast in the globe called Galaxy S6 Edge and we are still in the awe of the handset. This happens to be the only device as of now that comes with dual curved display, which is truly out of this world. The following is the brief overview of the cutting edge handset from Samsung that has managed to impress everyone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge happens to be one of the first devices to come with the new design adopted by the South Korean brand. The handset boasts of a premium metal and glass unibody design that looks far ahead of all previous handsets launched by Samsung, put together. Not to mention the dual curved display and fingerprint sensor on the front panel that further elevates the whole design of the device.
The dual-curved display of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge measures 5.1 inch from corner to corner diagonally. The curved edges of the display are there to serve purpose like accessing favourite shortcuts, frequently used tasks and contacts, among many others. It is a stunning display owing to the Quad-HD resolution viz. 1440 x 2560 pixels.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the flagship devices from the South Korean handset manufacturer and as such offers exemplary user experience. It comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system out of the box for an enhanced user experience. Samsung also claims that it has toned down the Touchwiz UI with reduced to bloatware to complement the smoothness offered by Android Lollipop.
Performance and Battery Life
Coming to the specifications of the device and performance, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a beast in true sense. The handset has been equipped with a true Octa-core processor that has been clocked at an impressive 2.1 GHz and has been coupled with 3 GB of RAM for a sublime performance. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is backed by a modest 2600 mAh battery pack that can last a day on moderate usage.
Samsung has equipped the new device with a powerful 16mp camera on the rear panel that boasts of an aperture of F1.9 and smart Optical Image Stabilisation for an enhanced photography experience. It is also loaded with features like tracking autofocus and auto real-time HDR. The front panel of the handset houses a 5 Megapixel snapper that also comes with F1.9 aperture and Auto real-time HDR.
Since Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a high end device, Samsung has equipped the device with all possible connectivity options. For network, it comes with support for 4G LTE, 3G and 2G to facilitate Internet connectivity on the go. Other options include Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC, microuSB, Bluetooth, GPS and wireless charging.
Being a high end premium handset from a leading player in the handset domain, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge competes with the best in field. Top contenders for Galaxy S6 Edge is Apple iPhone 6, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia 5 and LG G4.
If you were thinking about some major spec change, Galaxy S6 Edge gives you improvement in just battery and display departments. In terms of what is up on offer, there is very little as Galaxy S6 Edge cuts down on its curved display usage. You can still see notifications on the curved screens, but they do not act as Quick Settings tray anymore. Also, they tell you about your caller in a very unique fashion - by displaying the light colour specified for the caller. It is activated when you keep the Galaxy S6 Edge on its display. All in all, it is a unique experience but does not go further than offering some novelty.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||April 10, 2015|
|Model||Galaxy S6 Edge|
|Color||Black, Gold, Green, White|
|Operating System||Android v5.0.2 (Lollipop)
Upgradable To V6.0 (Marshmallow)
|Custom UI||TouchWiz UI|
|Dimensions||142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.1 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.1 GHz Quad + 1.5 GHz Quad) (ARM Cortex A57)|
|Chipset||Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420|
|Display||Size||5.1 inches (12.95 cm)|
Scratch-resistant glass, Corning Gorilla Class 4
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels|
|Pixel Density||576 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||71.82 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor, Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.9|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Rear Auto Focus|
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2600 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||18 hr|
|Music Play Time||50 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, USB Host|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GA, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, WebM, WMV|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|