News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Last Updated: Apr 08, 2015
Looking for the best telco plan for the Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge smartphones? Then check out our newly updated Phone Plans comparison tool. Covering plans from Celcom, DiGi and Maxis our phone plan comparison tool can list down the plans that suit your monthly commitment, contract months, brand or telco provider. While the tool lists down these telco plan details separately, there is also a summary comparing all the telcos in Malaysia for that device. Check it out for yourself or check our phone plan tool for other smartphones as well.
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2015
On one hand you have the Apple iPhone 6, the smartphone that started the whole bendgate issue and on the other, you have the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, currently the only smartphone in the world with a curved dual-edge screen. Now the Galaxy S6 edge also has a metal frame and is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back. Therefore, how would both smartphones fare in a drop test? Check out the drop test of both the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge vs the Apple iPhone 6 for yourself below as the results are quite surprising.
Last Updated: Apr 03, 2015
Right after the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge yesterday, the pre-order period for both devices starts today on 3 April 2015 until 12 April 2015. The pricing remains the same at RM2599 for the 32GB storage Galaxy S6 while the Galaxy S6 edge with 32GB storage will go for RM3099. As mentioned earlier, there is an early-bird prize in the form of a FREE Samsung Wireless Charger when you deposit RM300. The Samsung Wireless Charger retails separately for RM232 but do remember that stocks of this freebie are limited, so it is first come first serve. The pre-order is direct from Samsung with no additional contract but they will not deliver to your location. Instead, you will be given a choice of collection points so you can decide where to go on your own. Check out the preorder site if you're interested.
Last Updated: Apr 02, 2015
Samsung Malaysia have just launched the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge today at RM2599 and RM3099 respectively with said pricing inclusive of the 6% GST but just for the 32GB storage version. Samsung has started from scratch for the two devices, offering a thin and solid yet rounded metal frame for the Galaxy S6 and curved dual-edge side screen for the Galaxy S6 edge. Tech specs and features for the Galaxy S6 include a 64-bit 2.1GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage, 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (577 ppi), a 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and smart OIS, 5MP front camera and 2550 mAh battery. The Galaxy S6 edge on the other hand offers a 64-bit 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB storage, a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a 16MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera and 5MP front camera. Both will be available on pre-order in Malaysia from 3 April 2015 to 12 April 2015 at www.Samsung.com/my and retail on 17 April 2015. Early-bird buyers may get a free wireless charger but stocks are limited. In addition to the above, the two smartphones also have a personalized pick-up service with free servicing during the warranty period, so if something goes wrong, Samsung will come and pick it up. Check out the hands-on photos in the article.
Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015
Featuring a new and much improved design the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge look to make a splash on 2 April 2015 here in Malaysia but before that, more than 60 lucky winners may get the opportunity to get one for free. From 23rd of March onwards, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hunters can hunt down Mr.S6, a fugitive on the run with 30 Samsung Galaxy S6 and 30 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones to give away. Done in collaboration with www.hitz.fm and www.era.fm, I want #myGalaxyS6 hunters must hunt down Mr.S6. Clues can be obtained from Samsung Mobile Malaysia’s Facebook page daily from Monday to Friday and 23 March 2015 till 10 April 2015. Identify the location of Mr.S6 and find him. If you think you’ve found the correct Mr.S6, say the password “I want #myGalaxyS6”, answer the question and you will be the lucky winner of either the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Of the 60 lucky winners, 19 have already been found so check it out soon. Here's what Samsung Malaysia had to say about it.
“People are the starting and end point of Samsung’s design philosophy and we are always looking for ways to create new experiences for our consumers. With that in mind, we organised the “I want #myGalaxyS6” hunt for you to join us as we gear up for the official arrival of two latest smartphones with capabilities no other phone can match; the ground-breaking Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge,” Lee Sang Hoon, President of Samsung Malaysia Electronics Sdn. Bhd.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2015
With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launch date all but finalized for 2 April 2015,Maxis, Celcom and DiGi have come out with teasers for these devices. For Maxis, asides from a teaser image they also announced that the 1st 1000 buyers will get a free wireless charger and screen protector worth RM280 along with the chance to buy the Emerald Green coloured version. Stocks of this colour are limited and it certainly makes the Galaxy S6 Edge look more striking. Celcom and DiGi have been less specific about what is coming with their plans or bundles and have just come out with a teaser image each saying that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are coming soon.
Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015
While most of the smartphone consumers in Malaysia are anxiously awaiting the upcoming announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in Malaysia this 2 April 2015, Samsung Malaysia would like all it's enterprise users to know that these two devices also offer some of the best enterprise-level security features as well. While this is partly due to the software and hardware architecture built-into the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (like the fingerprint sensor), most of this enterprise-level security is provided for by the Samsung KNOX end-to-end mobile security platform which has also been integrated with both devices. Secure enough for government use the Samsung KNOX platform offers real-time protection all the time including malware monitoring and OS-level protection. In addition the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer the latest 64-bit 14nm fabricated processors with improved battery life, faster charging and built-in wireless charging for both PMA and WPC standards. Both devices also come with the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for better scratch resistance. The latest Samsung KNOX release is KNOX 2.4 with new features that includes integration with Samsung wearable devices, enterprise billing and Enterprise ID integration for wearable device login. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are expected to be announced for Malaysia with Samsung KNOX built in on 2 April 2015.
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2015
Samsung Electronics Malaysia recently sent out invites for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge for 2 April 2015. Featuring a new glass and metal body, the Galaxy S6 features tech specs that include a 64-bit 2.1GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage, 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution (577 ppi), a 16MP rear camera with f/1.9 aperture and smart OIS, 5MP front camera and 2550 mAh battery. The Galaxy S6 Edge on the other hand is the only smartphone in the world with a dual-edge bended display. Tech specs are equally high-end with a 64-bit 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB storage, a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a 16MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera and 5MP front camera. Neither offers IPx7 water proofing, but both look simply stunning. No Malaysia pricing details yet, but the Galaxy S6 is expected to cost around $650 (RM2359) while the Galaxy S6 Edge cost $750 (RM2722) or so. Check out all the videos so far in this article.
Last Updated: Mar 02, 2015
Finally, the YOUM flexible smartphone with dual-edge bended display makes an appearance with the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Featuring a metal frame with a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 backside, the Galaxy S6 Edge looks something awesome. However, while it does sport an edge to edge, dual-edge design, neither of said side touchscreens are as functional as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. True, you can get a clock but that's about it. Other tech specs include a 64-bit 1.8GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB/128GB storage, a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with 2K resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4, a 16MP f/1.9 aperture rear camera and 5MP front camera. Granted, the Galaxy S6 Edge does not offer IPx7 water proofing or an external microSD slot but like the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge also has a much streamlined TouchWiz interface. Despite being slower than the Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 Edge is expected to cost $750 (RM2722) or so and comes with a single-touch fingerprint scanner. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details but it could come with the Galaxy S6 in April 2015.
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2015
Samsung has been going on a teaser video frenzy lately for the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event with most of them on the SamsungMobile twitter channel. Many are expecting the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to make an appearance and from all the hints in the teasers this could well be so. While no actual tech specs or features are mentioned the teasers do indicate that we could see an all metal or premium body, intelligent camera, front stereo speakers, curved borderless displays, wireless charging and an experience like no other. Unfortunately, we've heard all that before for the previous Samsung Galaxy flagships. Thankfully, we won't have to wait long to find out as the next Samsung Unpacked event is set for 1 March 2015, which is just next week. Check out the teaser video below for yourself.