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Samsung’s ‘Edge’ Over Its Rivals

Updated: April 18, 2015 3:20 pm

The latest flagship of Samsung has stunned many with its latest innovation of an edge screen. But can it proved to be the best of the best?

Samsung, with its new flagships, has given the answer to its competitors that it is not behind of anyone. Challenging its arch rival, Apple which recently launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, the company has launched two of its best smartphone Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. However, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is particularly an eye-catcher with its twin curves that give it a unique appearance. Here is all you need to know about the S6 Edge.

Hardware Configuration

Galaxy S6 Edge comes with its in-house octa-core Exynos processors which will be divided into two parts—one quad-core 2.1GHz and one 1.5GHz— for battery efficiency and other for performance. Interestingly,   Samsung has introduced a 14nm system-on-a-chip processor. This is the first time that manufacturer other than Intel has produced a 14nm chip. The phone run on Android 5 Lollipop and comes with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM and will come with storage option up to 32GB, 64GB or 128GB.

Other specifications are 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Cat6 4G, NFC and Bluetooth 4. The phone also retains most of the features of the Galaxy S5, with a barometer, and heart rate monitor on the rear of the device, and adds wireless charging for the first time in a Samsung flagship, compatible with both the WPC (Qi) and PMA standards.


Display, Design and Camera

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a stunner. The twin curves give it a unique appearance, and it goes together with a Gorilla Glass 4 coated and coloured metal rear panel to produce a handset that truly stands out from the crowd.

Just like the standard Samsung Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge has a 5.1 inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display (1,440 x 2,560. And since the resolution is squeezed into a slightly smaller screen than its rivals, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge’s pixel density is also higher, reaching a phenomenal 576ppi. The phone is loaded with super-tough Gorilla Glass 4 on the front, so the S6 Edge ought to be able to resist breakage better than before. And Samsung will be releasing a new version of the Samsung Gear VR to take advantage of the new, super-high resolution display – so all those extra pixels aren’t entirely pointless. The phone comes with 16 megapixel camera and 5 megapixel front camera.

Final Verdict

Overall, the smartphone is a fresh attempt of the company to get out of the era of plastic and enter into the domain of expensive finishing look via metal and glass.

By Rohan Pal

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