Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Is A Note 5 Cousin With A TwistAugust 17, 2015
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.
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.
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.