Samsung on Wednesday launched the Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphone in India within a week of its global launch in New York. Priced at Rs 57,900, the Galaxy S6 edge+ 32GB version will be available in stores from August 28 in Gold and Silver colours.
“The demand for large screen devices has grown significantly. The new Galaxy S6 edge+ was built keeping this in mind. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones combined, are the most popular flagship offerings till now from Samsung. We want to offer a choice to consumers who wish to have a larger dual curved display smartphone,” said Asim Warsi, VP, Marketing, IT & Mobile, Samsung India.
Samsung also informed that like all its smartphones, the Galaxy S6 edge+ will also be manufactured at facility in Greater Noida. “We will locally manufacture the Galaxy S6 edge+ to cater to the domestic demand,” said Warsi.
Both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge+ share similar specifications apart from the display size. While the former offers a 5.1-inch display, the S6 edge+ comes with a bigger 5.7-inch panel. Samsung has introduced little changes on the software front in the new version like App Edge, Live Broadcast and Side Sync.
On the hardware front, the Galaxy S6 edge+ offers a 5.7-inch dual curved Quad HD Super AMOLED display at a pixel density of 518ppi. Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, it is powered by an octa-core Exynos 7420 processor with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32GB internal storage. There is no microSD card slots and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery.
The S6 edge+ houses a 16MP OIS f1.9 rear camera along with a 5MP f1.9 front snapper. Other features include Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB 2.0.and fingerprint scanner.