The launch comes over 2 weeks since it was announced globally and is in line with the company’s decision to have the device in every market just before Apple unveils its new iPhones, rumored to be the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus.
Samsung’s first venture into the curved edge display game began with the Galaxy Note Edge, but it wasn’t until earlier this year that Samsung truly adopted the concept of introducing a dual-edge design to the Galaxy S family.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is easily one of the most eye-catching and uniquely designed smartphones we’ve seen from Samsung in a while, and now Samsung has taken a page from some of its competitors’ playbooks, giving the handset the “Plus treatment”.
Galaxy S6 Edge+ the device will feature the same beautiful design as Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, including the metal frame, glass panels up front and on the back, and the sloping, curved sides on the display that give the phone its name.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a Quad HD resolution, resulting in a pixel density of 518 ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ packs the same octa-core Exynos 7420 processor as the original, clocked at 2.1 GHz, and backed by the Mali-T760MP8 GPU, but with an additional gig of RAM, for 4 GB in total. As was the case with the current Galaxy S flagships, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is extremely fast in day to day use.
It also comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of built-in storage, and with there still not being any microSD card slot, power users will have to depend on the larger storage option to meet their needs.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is Samsung’s response to the market demands for a device with a dual-edge display after the popularity of the Galaxy S6 Edge that was launched earlier in the year ate into the sales of the regular Galaxy S6 (flat model).
Korean media estimates that the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ managed to sell 100,000 units in just 3 days when they became available in the Korean market. A lot of those sales are being attributed to the desire to try Samsung’s mobile payments service, Samsung Pay.