News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015
It has only been recently that the Samsung Galaxy Note phablets have started looking better than just oversized slate smartphones with built-in styluses, but even the previous Galaxy Note 4 wasn't the most fashionable phablet around. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on the other hand, features a metal and glass design that is both striking and premium looking, quite easily making it the best looking Note phablet yet. Does this affect the performance in any way? We find out in our review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2015
Samsung have forged ahead as the leader in flexible display devices with the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+ but rumours now indicate that we could see a device with a flexible display that can be folded in January 2016. Following Samsung's previous flexible display timeline, 2016 and 2017 should be the year that such devices come to light. It isn't the first time such rumours have come out nor will it be the last but since it does follow the internal timeline document we expect it to be somewhat accurate. Nonetheless, do take this with a good dose of salt. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but we expect it to be exorbitantly expensive based on previous pricing of the Galaxy Note Edge which was the first device with a bended curved display.
Last Updated: Sep 08, 2015
Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ recently got launched here in Malaysia to very good response from Malaysians. Featuring a new slim yet premium glass and metal design, the two new Samsung Galaxy smartphones are getting more and more difficult to find through normal channels. Apart from our tech spec comparison tool, here at TechNave.com we also have our phone plan comparison tool and the bundle plans for the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ have been updated. You can check out the various bundle plans according to monthly commitment, contract period and even telco provider with our Samsung Galaxy Note 5 plan comparison tool and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ plan comparison tool.
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2015
Samsung Malaysia have officially launched their Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphones for Malaysia today with the roadshows kicking off at Gurney Plaza Penang (4 - 6 September), Sunway Pyramid (4 - 9 September) and Sutera Mall Johor Bahru (4 - 6 September). No surprises here as the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will be offered at RM2699 while the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is going for RM3099. Thankfully, you still get free accessories worth up to RM538, up to half-price discounts for the second Galaxy Note 5 purchased and a trade-in program for current Galaxy Note users to receive discounts from RM200 to RM1150. The two smartphones will be available in Malaysia starting from tomorrow on 4 September 2015 but hit the roadshows early for the promotions.
To reiterate, the free accessories include a 11300 mAh battery pack for RM306 and a wireless charger worth RM232. The 50% off discount for the second Galaxy Note 5 means you have to purchase two Galaxy Note 5 smartphones and pay full price (RM2699) for the first Note 5 and 50% off for the second Note 5, but you have to be among the first 100 to line up for the Sunway Pyramid roadshow or the first 50 at the other roadshow locations. The trade-in program will still let you trade in your Galaxy Note for RM200, Note 2 for RM600, Note 3 for RM800 and Note 4 for RM1150. In addition, the Galaxy S6 will be priced at RM2199 and the Galaxy S6 edge at RM2599 during the roadshow period. Check out our hands-on pics below.
Last Updated: Sep 02, 2015
With the Malaysia launch date for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ happening tomorrow on 3 September 2015, Samsung Malaysia are offering free accessories worth up to RM538, up to half-price discounts for the second Galaxy Note 5 purchased and a trade-in program for current Galaxy Note users to receive discounts from RM200 to RM1150 for the first day of their roadshow on 4 September 2015. The roadshow will be held at Gurney Plaza Penang (4 - 6 September), Sunway Pyramid (4 - 9 September) and Sutera Mall Johor Bahru (4 - 6 September).
The free accessories include a 11300 mAh battery pack for RM306 and a wireless charger worth RM232. The offer for the 50% off the second Galaxy Note 5 means you have to purchase two Galaxy Note 5 smartphones and pay full price (RM2699) for the first Note 5 and 50% off for the second Note 5, but you have to be among the first 100 to line up for the Sunway Pyramid roadshow or the first 50 at the other roadshow locations. The trade-in program on the other hand lets you trade in yourGalaxy Note for RM200, Note 2 for RM600, Note 3 for RM800 and Note 4 for RM1150. In related news, the Galaxy S6 will be priced at RM2199 and the Galaxy S6 edge at RM2599 during the roadshow period.
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015
Samsung Malaysia has just confirmed the pricing and sent out the invites for the Malaysia launching of their latest Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5. According to Samsung Malaysia the launch will be on 3 September 2015 but both will be available on 4 September 2015. The Galaxy S6 edge+ will be priced at RM3099 (inclusive of 6% GST) with 32GB storage and come in black and gold. The Galaxy Note 5 on the other hand will be priced at RM2699 (again inclusive of 6% GST) with 32GB storage and in gold or white. While both feature nearly the same tech specs, the Galaxy Note 5 features the latest in S Pen stylus technology, while the Galaxy S6 edge+ offers a larger 5.7-inch dual edge curved display with 2K resolution. Both feature a more premium design of metal and glass along with the latest ISOCELL camera technology. Stay tuned for more details and information as we'll be covering the launch come 3 September 2015.
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is the latest dual curved display to come from Samsung and sports a larger 5.7-inch 2K display. It also takes a step up from previous plastic Samsungs with the Galaxy S6 edge use of metal and glass for a more premium feel. Like a few other Samsung devices before this, Samsung have since released the inboxing video for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ where everything is put together and boxed. Check it out for yourself in this article.
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2015
As expected, Samsung have unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ smartphone at the recent Galaxy Unpacked event. Bearing the same dual-curved screen on both sides the Galaxy S6 edge+ bumps up the screen size to a larger 5.7-inch 2K display. As with the Galaxy Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+ does not pack in a microSD slot but ups the storage options to 32GB and 64GB along with 4GB of RAM and the latest and greatest Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. Camera tech specs remain the same with a 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization along with a 5MP front camera with f/1.9 aperture. It also has 4G LTE Cat 9 connectivity with NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to accomodate the upcoming Samsung Pay feature. Again like the Note 5, the Galaxy S6 edge+ also packs in quick wireless charging but the wireless charger does not come bundled. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but again the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be released in the US from 21 August 2015. As such we expect the Galaxy S6 edge+ to make an appearance in Malaysia by the end of the month.
Last Updated: Aug 10, 2015
With just days ahead from being announced, a QWERTY keyboard cover for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ has appeared. Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard with physical buttons, the design thankfully doesn't rip off any of the other obvious QWERTY keyboard makers and appears to be priced around $63 (RM247). While the keyboard cover should offer users of the curved dual screen smartphone a more concise thumb typing experience, it also offers a look at the larger 5.7-inch display of the Galaxy S6 edge+. It does not mention any other tech specs of the smartphone, but it is expected to be announced in the next few days at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event on 13 August 2015. No details yet on Malaysia release dates for the Galaxy S6 edge+ or this keyboard accessory, but we should know more soon.
Last Updated: Aug 03, 2015
Press renders of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 smartphones have appeared, apparently leaked by @evleaks. Both are expected to be announced during the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event on 13 August 2015. While the tech specs for the Galaxy S6 edge+ looks to be the same as the Galaxy S6 edge, the edge+ is rumoured to come with a larger 5.7-inch display. Tech specs for the Note 5 on the other hand are rumoured to include a Samsung Exynos 7422 processor and as usual will come with an S Pen stylus. The leaked pics certainly look official and @evleaks does have a good record for such things so you only need to take a small pinch of salt with this rumour. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, but we expect either one or both devices to arrive in Malaysia sometime in August 2015 due to previous releases.