Official: Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus [VIDEO]


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Samsung has just officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. As we expected, it’s accurate to call this a bigger version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, with specs including a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 curved display, 16 megapixel camera, Exynos 7420 chipset, 3,000mAh battery and 4GB of RAM.

New Features

That said, it doesn’t come without its other perks and pluses. For instance, wireless charging has returned, and while the smaller S6 Edge had the feature, the S6 Edge Plus can charge its battery wirelessly 30% faster. Samsung is boasting a full charge from 0 to 100% in just 120 minutes. It also has improved optical image stabilization for even smoother video shooting.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S6 Edge Plus

For software, Samsung confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus would see the return of “Apps Edge,” though it’s not as robust as it was on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Instead, it acts as a shortcuts area to quick launch 1 of 5 of your favorite or most used apps. You access it using an extra swipe when your People Edge UI is up.

Samsung also announced the improved SideSync 4.0, which allows you to not only move files from your PC to your phone and vice versa, but also allow you to take and place calls and send / respond to messages. The big news today is that SideSync now works cross platform between Android, Windows and Mac OSX, so there are many options for taking advantage no matter which platforms you prefer.

Everything else is as you’d remember it from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, including Quick Launch Camera from anywhere by double-tapping the home button, an improved fingerprint scanner and a heart rate sensor.

The Keyboard Cover

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This is the lone accessory Samsung had to show off with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. It’s both a cover, and a keyboard. Thus, Keyboard Cover. You snap this thing on and you can begin typing out whatever it is you need with a Blackberry-style pad for comfort. It’s probably not that useful for those who’ve gotten comfortable with typing long paragraphs out using touchscreen keyboards, but if you’ve been missing your Blackberry this is a pretty decent looking options.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Specs

You want the full spec sheet? Well, why didn’t you say so:

  • 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 display
  • Exynos 7420 (64bit, 14nm) Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad)
  • 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32GB or 64GB of UFS 2.0 storage, non-expandable
  • 16.0MP f/1.9 OIS rear camera, 5.0MP f/1.9 front camera
  • 3,000mAh battery with wireless charging and fast wireless charging (w/ optional accessory)
  • NFC and MST for payments, fingerprint scanner for authorization
  • WiFi ac 2.4GHz + 5.0GHz and 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS
  • 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm, 153g
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop

When can you get it?

The wait for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus won’t be long. Samsung has confirmed the devices will be in-store for viewing  at more than 7,000 stores of T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and Best Buy tomorrow, August 14th. The device will be on sale shortly afterward, with Samsung setting the earliest date to August 21st. We’ll be digging to find specific price, pre-order and launch information for each carrier so stay tuned.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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