Samsung has finally announced the much-anticipated Samsung S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress 2015. The phone is a piece of visual treat with its curved edges on both sides. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have a completely redesigned look and feel and have left behind the cheap plastic and are covered in premium metal and glass.
Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge share the same platform and specifications apart from the curved screen which sets the Edge apart and also makes it costlier than the S6. For the folks still arguing about a 1080p resolution not sufficient for a leading smartphone, Samsung has something for these techies. The Galaxy edge is packed up with a defying 5.1-inch quad-HD 1440 x 2560 Super AMOLED display.
Though the true features which go on to separate it from the Galaxy S6 is the curved screen. The edges present in this device are truly meant to accentuate the aesthetics of the phone. It gives the device a more streamlined and sleek look as the sides beautifully merges into the back side of the phone.
The curved edges of the S6 Edge are amply function specific. Get this, you can access contacts, notifications and information from applications. Moreover, when you receive a phone call one side shines up in a specific colour that's associated with the contact.
The battery on the phone is impressive. Samsung claims that a charge of just 10 minutes can run your device for 4 hours. The best part is that the device is enabled with wireless charging. So no more hassle with chargers and cables Samsung claims that this is the best TouchWiz experience till date. We'll enlighten you more on this after a hands on review.
The Samsung S6 Edge stands as a world class device with a brand new 14nm 64-bit Samsung Exynos Octacore chip. This is couples with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The user interface with the new chipset is very smooth and the phone runs on the latest Android Lollipop 5.0. Samsung emphasizes on the fact that the camera launches very quickly as a result of this new hardware coupling.
With the new advancements in design and features Samsung had to make a compromise on the storage area. The phone no longer has an option of an expandable storage. It will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB internal memory configurations.
Samsung generally doesn't disappoint in the camera section in its high end devices. The Galaxy S6 Edge lives up to the expectations quite well. The Galaxy S6 Edge has a 16MP rear camera and selfie-snapping pursuits will be delighted to find a 5MP snapper in the front. While the rear gets optical image stabilization and an IR detector as a plus. The front cam has a wide angle lens.
The Galaxy S6 Edge actually shows how far technological advancement has gone under Samsung's roof. The Samsung S6 Edge is definitely one of those sexy gadgets that you'll love to own, with its seamless design and curved edges which add to the aesthetics and the functionality of the phone.
In terms of pricing and availability, the device will globally roll out on the 10th of April. The phone will be available in white pearl, black sapphire, gold platinum and green emerald colours. We only hope that the device is not priced too high.