Samsung had a lot to say at Mobile World Congress 2015, but one of their most talked about announcements was the unveiling of their new, experimental flagship phone: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s not a direct successor to the S5, as it’s more of an experiment along the path they started with the Galaxy Note Edge. The most striking feature is that it uses a bent display on not just one, but two of its edges.
The specifications of the device are very similar to the other flagship phone they unveiled, the Galaxy S6, as the internal specs are just about the same. The Galaxy S6 Edge is protected along its edges by Gorilla Glass 4 and uses the new Galaxy Alpha design language, which many people have been patiently waiting on for some time now.
For technical specifications, the Galaxy S6 Edge’s display is bent over both sides to deliver a stunning 2560 x 1440 resolution (557 ppi) 5.1 inch Quad HD. It uses Samsung’s latest chipset, Exynos 7420, which has four ARM Cortex A53 cores at 1.5GHz and four ARM Cortex A57 cores at 2.1 GHz. Its GPU is the ARM Mali-T760 while its memory capacity uses 3GB of LPDDR4.
The rear camera is 16MP and can capture videos in a stunning 4K resolution while the front has 5MP with video capturing capabilities of up to 1080p. The device comes with a slightly larger 2600 mAh battery and comes with storage options at 32, 64, and 128 GB.
Overall, this is a great step forward in the mobile arms race and will be a great upgrade for anyone who’s really wanting the most bang for their buck.