Samsung has announced two new flagships at the company’s “Unpacked” event which was a part of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. We’ve covered the announcements of both of those devices, and are here to take a look at the Galaxy S6 Edge specifications in detail. Truth be said, these two devices are almost identical in terms of specs. They look somewhat different due to the curved display on the left and right side of the Galaxy S6 Edge, but their specifications are almost identical, aside from the battery capacity, which is a little bit higher in the Galaxy S6 Edge. Anyhow, let’s check out this handset’s specifications.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch QuadHD (2560 x 1440, 577 PPI) Super AMOLED display (protected by Gorilla Glass 3) along with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and multiple storage options, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models are available. Samsung has included their newest UFS 2.0 flash memory here, which allegedly works 2.7 times faster than the regular eMMC 5.0 units which are being used by the majority of smartphones these days. Samsung’s Exynos 7420 14nm processor 64-bit octa-core processor (quad-core 2.1GHz + quad-core 1.5GHz) is powering on this handset. This chip is very power efficient according to the company, it has 30-35% better battery life compared to 20nm processors. Mali T760 MP8 GPU ships with this SoC and is in charge of graphics, and a 2,600mAh battery can be found inside of the Galaxy S6 Edge. This seems like a small unit, but it should be enough to get you through the day, having the power-efficient SoC in mind. 16-megapixel OIS camera is located on the back of this handset (f/1.9 aperture) along with a dual-LED flash, while a 5-megapixel snapper is available up front.
Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sport a significanlty different build this time around. Samsung has opted to use metal this time around, and make unibody handset without removable batteries nor microSD expansion slots. This is a significant difference compared to the Galaxy S5 which was made out of polycarbonate (plastic) and did offer both of those things. The Galaxy S6 Edge looks and feels premium thanks to this change though, more than the Galaxy S5 did. The Galaxy S6 Edge measures 142.1 x 70.1 x 7mm and weighs 132 grams.
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop comes pre-installed on this device along with the company’s TouchWiz UI on top of Google’s OS. Samsung has decided to pre-load a bunch of applications and features to the Galaxy S6 Edge: S Health 4.0, Ultra Power Saving Mode, Samsung Pay, Download Booster, S Finder, S Voice, Smart Manager, Sound Alive+, Quick Connect and Private Mode. Microsoft’s OneNote, Skype and OneDrive (you get 115GB of OneDrive storage for 2 years) apps also come pre-loaded here. Google’s suite of apps is also present, of course, and you do get a ton of Camera features as well, like Quick Launch, Tracking AF and Low Light Video for example. The majority of camera apps are included in the advanced mode within the camera app though.
Wireless charging support comes built-in to this handset. WPC 1.1 (4.6W output) and PMA 1.0 (4.2W) standards are available. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz) connectivity is included here, same goes for 4G LTE connectivity (Cat. 6, 300/50Mbps). Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC are also a part of the package here, for those of you who have been wondering.