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Smart Infinity Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Unboxing : Aspire, Prestige, and Premium Plan Details and VIP Privileges

2015 battleship releases Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are now officially available via Smart Infinity, the MVP-company's premium postpaid service for consumers who want to enjoy the most exclusive and prestigious perks that Smart can possibly provide.

"We are very excited to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with a package perfectly designed to suit the impeccable taste of the discerning set, and cater to the demands of their active, multifaceted lifestyles," shared Ms. Julie Carceller, Head of the Smart Infinity Business Group at Smart.

Mr. James Chi - Marketing Manager of Smart Infinity - added, “At Smart Infinity, it’s all about the experience. Beyond just providing superior network services and the latest, sought-after devices, we understand that Smart Infinity members are achievers who seek new experiences in life and leisure. Thus, we are providing plans that give our members the latest Samsung Galaxy devices which are tools for success, plus PAL Mabuhay Miles to serve our members unforgettable moments to celebrate their achievements."

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Unboxing

I got my unit from Smart Infinity last April 18, 2015 - the same day that the handset saw formal launch in the country - and flew to Boracay to experience some of the PAL Mabuhay Miles travel perks that came with my plan. Allow me to share with you some SGS6Edge unboxing photos that I took just to give you an idea of what you'd get should you go with this model this year.

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The S6 Edge ships with Samsung's new packaging design that has a very subdued look reminiscent of the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus boxes.

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At the bottom of the outer sleeve the Korean company listed down the handset's key technical specifications and features. My 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is equipped with a 5.1 inch Quad HD (2K) SuperAMOLED display, a 16 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and ISOCELL sensor, 5 MegaPixel front cam with Beauty Mode and Auto HDR, Wireless Charging capability, 4G LTE Cat6 support, and 64-bit Octa Core Exynos 7420 chipset.

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Pulling off the outer sleeve reveals the actual SGS6Edge white box.

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I got my unit from Smart Infinity so it comes with this iridescent sticker on its packaging serving as proof of authenticity.

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Thankfully, Samsung has done away with that annoying screen sticker with green prints that previous Galaxy handsets used to ship with.

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I call Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 'The Most Handsome Smartphone Samsung Has Released To Date'; Do you agree with me or not? Share your thoughts about this gorgeous smartphone via our comments section below.

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The S6 Edge's display has the same size as that of the regular model but its screen gently curves down either sides, which I think gives it a more sleek and elegant look.

More than being an elegant defining physical characteristic of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, the curved display also provides at least a couple of practical uses. First, you can rub it when the display is turned off and it will show you the time as well as recent notifications so you won't have to turn on the display and use more resources. And second, you can customize it to give you quick access to your favorite contacts from the TouchWiz Home Screen and App Drawer; This is particularly useful for loved ones or workmates that you need to get in touch with regularly.

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Scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4 panels on the front and back parts of this handset sandwich the CNC-prepared anodized aluminum frame.

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That's the complete retail package. Let's check out the items one by one.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge's headphones have silicon buds that funnel the sound directly to your ear canal; I think its design is very similar to that of the new Apple Earpods.

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Standard microUSB 2.0 to USB cable. Samsung has done away with the microUSB 3.0 port (like what was on the Note 3) on its flagship level releases.

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Quick Start Guide and Warranty Certificate; There's also a soft copy of the user manual that users can find in the phone's Settings.

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Use this pin to open NanoSIM card tray found on the handset's top panel.

Get Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge from Smart Infinity and Enjoy VIP Privileges

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB is available via Smart Infinity for free with Prestige Plan 5000 (plus 6K Mabuhay Miles from PAL or 5K GC/MSF) and Premium Plan 8000 (plus 21K Mabuhay Miles from PAL or 16K GC/MSF or Samsung Galaxy Tab S or Samsung Gear S) inclusive of a fully consumable amount and Php 400 free SMS. You may also get it for only Php 14,000 through Smart Infinity Aspire Plan 3500 with a fully consumable amount and Php 200 free SMS. The 64GB variant goes for Php 17,500 with Aspire Plan 3500 and is free with both Prestige Plan 5000 or and Premium Plan 8000 (plus 10K Mabuhay Miles from Philippine Airlines or 8K GC/MSF).

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Smart Infinity gives you the freedom to choose between getting PAL Mabuhay Miles or a complementary Samsung gadget to go with your plan.

On top of all that, of course, Smart Infinity - being the most prestigious brand of the MVP-company - gives subscribers these exclusive perks and privileges:

VIP Customer Service : Get a dedicated Infinity Relationship Officer, access to a 24/7 worldwide concierge service, priority in dedicated Smart Stores as well as the option to have their preferred mobile number and a spare SIM.

VIP Network Access : Rely on the Smart network to enjoy calls and convenient mobile internet connectivity. Users of LTE-compatible devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, can maximize this benefit and enjoy watching movies or videos, upload or download photos and more, on their mobile device on the country’s most widely-available LTE service.

VIP Rewards and Privileges : Enjoy a have a whole array of year-round privileges, which can be simply accessed through the recently launched, Smart Infinity Lifestyle App.

If you're interested in enjoying the premium Smart Infinity experience with a complimentary Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge, feel free to contact 848-8806 or email infinitysupport@smart.com.ph.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Smart Infinity Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm
Weight 132 grams
Available Colors White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald
Operating System Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz Skin
Display 5.1 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio) with Curved Edges, Quad HD 1440 x 2560 pixels (~577 ppi pixel density), Super AMOLED, Gorilla Glass 4 capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor, GPU, Chipset Octa Core: Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A53 + Quad Core 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex A57, Mali-T760 GPU, Exynos 7420 chipset
RAM 3 GB RAM
Internal Storage 32/64/128 GB options, non-expandable
Camera Main: 16 MegaPixels, 3456 x 4608 pixels, Optical Image stabilization, Autofocus, LED flash
Features: Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR (Front and Rear), F1.9, Low Light Video (Front and Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture Main: 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, Optical Image Stabilization, Auto HDR
Front: 1080p @ 30 fps, Auto HDR
Audio and Video Playback Video: H.264, MPEG-4, H.263, VC-1, WMV7, WMV8, Sorenson Spark, MP43, VP8,
HEVC, Full HD (1080p), UHD (depends on variant) Audio: MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, AMR-NB/WB, Vorbis, FLAC(*), WAV(*)
(*) Ultra High Quality Audio (~192KHz, 24 bit) support
Ports microUSB v2.0, TV-out (via MHL 3.0 A/V link), 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity, Sharing 4G LTE Cat6, 3G HSPA+, WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+, NFC, IR Remote, S Beam, Samsung AllShare Play and Control, Samsung AllShare Cast (WiFi Display), Mirroring and Extension, Samsung AllShare Framework
Sensors Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Gesture, Heart Rate Monitor, Touch-Type Finger Scanner, UV
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600
SIM Card Type nanoSIM
Battery Non-Removable Li-Ion 2,600 mAh battery, Wireless Charging ~ WPC1.1 (4.6W Output) and PMA 1.0 (4.2W) compatible
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Flagship Release with Curved Edges, All-New Design, Fingerprint Sensor (PayPal certified), Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified), Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, S Health 4.0, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Microsoft Apps(OneDrive 115GB for 2 years, OneNote), Sound Alive+, Themes, Quick Connect, Private Mode, S Finder, S Voice
Announcement April 18, 2015
Availability April 18, 2015
Price Free with Smart Infinity Prestige Plan 5000
Free with Smart Infinity Premium Plan 8000
32GB ~ Php 14,000 with Smart Infinity Aspire Plan 3500

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