Unveiled on the eve of the MWC 2015 along with its Galaxy S6 brother, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was a game-changer of sort for its maker. The flagship smartphone has the looks and the features good enough to help Samsung wrestle back some share of the market from other top players, most notably Apple. Also see the Galaxy S7
Design and Display
With the Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung successfully jettisoned the tag of being the only smartphone maker with a plastic-body flagship device. The phone, just like the regular Galaxy S6, marked a noticeable departure from their predecessors in terms of the better-quality materials used.
It has a metal frame and glass rear. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is unique with its curved screen. The two edges of the screen are slightly-curved, unlike Galaxy Note Edge which has only one curved edge.
The slopes of the Galaxy S6 Edge’s screen are also less defined and gentler than the edges of the Galaxy Note Edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge sports a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and an amazing 577 pixels per inch. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge did not disappoint in the camera department, with a design aimed at super-fast performance. The main camera is a 16 megapixels sensor equipped with a quick-responding F1.9 lens.
It has IR detect, fast motion, auto real-time HDR and virtual shot features, amongst others.
The camera can be quickly launched by double-tapping the home button. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge also has a 5 megapixels front-facing camera with F1.9 aperture.
Processor, Software and Memory
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge uses an octa-core, 64-bit Samsung Exynos processor comprising four cores clocked at 2.1GHz and another four cores at 1.5GHz.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and is available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models. The phone runs on Samsung’s custom software TouchWiz, which is based on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) mobile OS.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with many great features, but its quick-charging ability is worth a special mention. A 10-minute charge of the integrated 2600mAh battery can support up to 4 hours of usage.
Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is now available in Nigeria. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Price in Nigeria ranges from 175,000 to 250,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge:
- Platform: Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), TouchWiz UI
- Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core & 2.1GHz quad-core Processors (Exynos 7420)
- GPU: Mali-T760
- Memory: 3 GB RAM
- Colours: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald
- Dimension: 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
- Weight: 132 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Single SIM
- Display: 5.1-inch Super AMOLED Display, 1440 x 2560 pixels (577ppi), curved on both edges
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 16 MP Camera, 2160p ultra HD (4k), 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, OIS, Panorama, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, Face Detection, Auto HDR
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, HDR, 1080p HD Video
- Built-in Storage: 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: 115GB free OneDrive
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 300Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0 (MHL 3), USB Host
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: Yes
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (PayPal Certified)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: Yes
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes, Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 2600 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-removable)
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –