Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ with curved display launched at Rs. 57,900

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 20, 2015 01:31 IST
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in India on Wednesday. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ has been priced at Rs. 57,900 for the 32GB variant, the 64 GB variant will not be availanble at launch. The smartphone will go on sale on August 28, while pre-orders open from Wednesday.

TheSamsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) super-amoled display with a pixel density of 515ppi, and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone features a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilisation, apart from a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has no microSD card slot, and features a 3000mAh non-removable battery. Samsung said with its Fast Charging technology, wired charging will deliver a full charge in roughly 90 minutes, and wireless charging a full charge in roughly 120 minutes.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with 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, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB 2.0 (instead of the new USB-C port).

The dual-edge display of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a new UI feature called Apps Edge to take advantage of the curved display, over and above the People Edge feature seen in the Galaxy S6 Edge. It similarly allows users to pin commonly used apps to the side display, for quick access.

The company also announced BlackBerry-like Keyboard Covers for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone, apart from wireless charging modules and Clear View Covers. The company is also touting the presence of Samsung Knox Active Protection, and the My Knox app, on the Galaxy S6 Edge+.

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