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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: Five things you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: Five things you need to know

Samsung has finally pulled the wrappers off one of mobile’s worst kept secrets.

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a beefed up take on the curved screen S6 Edge, which proved a hit with consumers earlier this year. But what exactly does this device offer that its smaller stablemate doesn’t?

And is it worth setting aside a hefty amount each month to snaffle one?

Read on and we’ll tell you five things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+.

1 It’s bigger

samsung galaxy s6 edge and note 5

The clue’s in the 'Plus' bit. This is certainly a beefier, bigger take on the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The screen comes in at a massive 5.67–inches, up from the 5.1–inch effort in the smaller model.

Other than the size though, the screen maintains the same quad HD Super AMOLED smarts as its predecessor, along with the curved dual edges.

2 There’s less bezel

samsung galaxy s6 edge plus bezel angle

Despite the screen being larger, Samsung has been careful not to compromise on design with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

That means the plastic bezel around the handset has been shrunk, making it look even swankier than the smaller edition.

With a device this big, shaving off space becomes a key concern when it comes to ensuring it’s comfortable to use.

3 Snappier processor

samsung exynos octa-core processor

Samsung has speeded things up a touch with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, opting to include a 64–bit octa–core Exynos processor.

That takes things up a notch from the Galaxy S6 Edge, which featured a quad–core chip. Hardcore users willing to shell out on the new handset should notice the difference when it comes to loading apps and multitasking.

4 Pre–order this month, get it in September

samsung galaxy s6 edge plus side

Samsung is throwing open the doors for pre–orders of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on August 18th, before the phone goes on general sale on September 4th.

There’s no word on specific pricing yet, but expect to pay a premium in order to snare one.

With that September release though, Samsung is going to start selling its phone perilously close to the launch of the new iPhone 6S, due on September 9th.

5 It supersedes the Galaxy Note 5, in the UK at least

samsung galaxy note 5 slanted

One thing to note (ahem) about the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is that it appears to be Samsung’s flagship phablet, at least here in the UK.

The Galaxy Note 5, revealed at its Unpacked event in New York, will not be getting a release on these shores.

That’s bound to disappoint those fans of all things stylus–based and could yet prove to be another own goal for Samsung, in a year when it’s struggled commercially against its biggest rival, Apple.

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