Samsung launches S6 edge plus

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) South Korean electronics giant Samsung’s India arm on Wednesday launched the Samsung S6 Edge Plus which was completely made in the company’s Noida facility, thereby expanding its Edge series.

The phone, priced at Rs.57,990, will go on sale from Aug 28 and is open for pre-order.

“The phone has been produced from our Noida facility completely,” Asim Warsi, vice-president of IT and marketing, said.

The premium range smartphone, which comes with 5.7-inch SuperAmoled quadHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution support, runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports long-term evolution (LTE) or 4G.

With an Samsung 64-bit 14 nanometer octa-core processor (2.1GHz quad + 1.5 GHz quad) at its heart, the device sports a 4GB DDR4 RAM unit. The rear and front camera comes with a 1.9 aperture and a optical image stabilisation feature. While the rear camera is a 16-megapixel shooter, the front is a 5-megapixel unit.

The Edge Plus, which has an edge on both sides, will draw its power from a 3,000 mAH battery and has a non-expandable 32GB internal memory.

All other features from the Samsung Edge has been carried forward in the new Plus, Samsung said.

“The wireless charging has also been enhanced to complete a charge in 120 minutes,” a Samsung spokesperson said. The phone will come with free covers and a wireless charging unit.

According to the company, the most interesting feature of the phone is the ‘Live Broadcast’ feature in the camera app which will enable users to broadcast, share videos with friends from anyplace in the world. “The ‘Broadcast Live’ feature was developed in the Bengaluru research and development centre,” the spokesperson added.

Interestingly, the phone churned out a good 36,995 points on the Quandrant benchmark and a stunning never seen before 69,995 points on the An Tu Tu benchmark score.

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