News & Reviews: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2015
Rumours about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have been making the rounds on the Internet for quite some time now. The latest leak indicates that the upcoming flagship device will be the most powerful handset that will be available in the market for quite some time. A recent entry on GeekBench shows that the S6 Edge with the model number SM-925 scores more than any other smartphone in the multi-core test. The device scored an impressive 5077 points in the test, which is much higher than the current leader, the Apple iPad Air 2 with 4532 points. Clearly, the octa-core Exynos 7420 chip is much better than any other SoCs that we have seen to date. Even in the single-core test, the device managed to score 1492 points. Only the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6 and the powerful NVIDIA Tegra K1 poweredNexus 9 scores better than the Exynos 7420 powered Galaxy S6 Edge in this test. The Samsung flagship was also spotted on AnTuTu recently where it scored over 60000 points, much better than any other phone in the market. With latest rumors indicating that Samsung may redesign its laggy TouchWiz UI, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge flagship may turn out to be a great device. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has finally made it to the Malaysian market for RM2999. You can check out our initialhands-on with the Galaxy Note Edge as well.
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2015
Samsung is all set to unveil its next flagship device, the Galaxy S6 this year. The company has already started sending out invites for its Unpacked event to be held on 1st March 2015 where it is said that the company will launch the Galaxy S6. The invite doesn't reveal anything particular about the specs of the upcoming device, except for a curvy line which could be hinting about the rumored Galaxy S6 Edge version. Other than that, there is very little information about the upcoming flagship. However, unofficially, a new report has come up online which claims that the pricing for both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge has been revealed. The report says that the upcoming Samsung flagship will come in three different storage variants – 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The base storage version will start at €749 (RM3096) followed by an additional €100 (RM413) for each larger variant. As for the Galaxy S6 Edge, the device will start at €849 (RM3509) for the 32GB model going up to €1049 (RM4336) for the 128GB model. These prices have not yet been confirmed, but they are somewhat close to the launch prices of the previous flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Stay tuned for more details.