Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Is A Note 5 Cousin With A Twist

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Is A Note 5 Cousin With A Twist

August 17, 2015 0 By Swapneel Bandiwadekar

Galaxy S6 Edge+ is another phablet Samsung introduced alongside Galaxy Note 5. Aesthetically, both the devices are same except that S6 Edge+ has dual edged display and hence the name. It shares so many things with Note 5, Samsung could just call it Note 5 Edge like Note 4 Edge. S6 Edge+ shares its spec sheet with its cousin from Note series. There’s, well…nothing to differentiate it from Note 5.

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It has the same 5.7 inch QuadHD Super AMOLED display. The processor is the same Exynos 7240 octa-core, 64 bit with 4GB RAM. Galaxy S6 Edge+ has a 16MP rear snapper with OIS, dual-tone LED flash and f/1.9 aperture. The front camera has 5MP resolution. It retains fingerprint scanner as well.

So, it should be clear to you now S6 Edge+ is indeed Note 5 with a dual edge display and nothing else. However, there’s one thing that’s missing – the legendry S Pen from Note series. The convenience it offers is just unrivaled. But Samsung is trying something new with S6 Edge+ accessories. There will be a Keyboard Cover for S6 Edge+ which as the name says is a physical keyboard for the phablet. Once you put the S6 Edge+ inside it, the screen will shrink accordingly, and you can use the phablet like, umm…, like a BlackBerry of old times.

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Samsung has already rolled out Galaxy S6 Edge+ for purchase. Major US carriers are already taking pre-orders. Surprisingly, perhaps not, it’s pricier than Galaxy Note 5. 32GB, off contracts Galaxy S6 Edge+ costs $768 on Verizon vs. $692 for Note 5. On AT&T it’s $299 for 32GB variant and $399 for 64GB variant.