Samsung has launched the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in India. As expected, the company has not brought theSamsung Galaxy Note 5 to the country at the same event. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has been priced at Rs. 57,900 for the 32GB variant, and Samsung says the 64GB variant will not be launched at this time. The smartphone will go on sale on August 28, while pre-orders open from Wednesday.
The 32GB variant of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ has been priced at Rs 57,900 while the 64GB variant has been given a miss, for now. The smartphone will go on sale on August 28, while pre-orders open from Wednesday. The device is available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium color variants.
The phone features a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 x 1440p) Super AMOLED display with a dual edge screen with extended curved displays on the edges.
Galaxy S6 edge+ is powered by a Samsung Exynos octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad), 64 bit chip and 4GB RAM (LPDDR4). The phone will come in 32GB storage variant but there’s no microSD card slot.
The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with a new optimised version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI layer.
The Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a 4G LTE Cat. 6 modem and support for India’s 4G LTE bands. It features NFC and MST technology to power the Samsung Pay mobile payment service, but for now, no details of when the service will be launched in India has been revealed. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB 2.0.
The Samsung Galaxy Edge+ measures 154.4×75.8×6.9mm, and weighs 153 grams. It will be available in Gold Platinum and Silver Titanium colour variants. Samsung will also be providing 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for free.
The company also announced a BlackBerry-like Keyboard Cover (Rs. 4,499) for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone, apart from wireless charging module (Rs. 3,599) and a ‘Smart’ Clear View Cover (Rs. 2,999). The company is also touting the presence of Samsung Knox Active Protection, and the My Knox app, on the Galaxy S6 Edge+.