Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Philippines Price, Release Date, Complete Specs, Features

A gadget fan himself and updated about the latest tech news, my buddy asked this question while we were having dinner earlier this evening: "So as a tech blogger, how would you describe the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus?"

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

I replied, "I can describe it in two ways. First, it has all the technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Note5 but it has a curved-edge display instead of a stylus."

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

"And second, it's simply a phablet version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with 4GB of RAM."

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Philippines

After which, I showed him these actual photos of the SGS6EdgePlus courtesy of the good folks at Android Authority and I gave him a rundown of the phablet's key technical specifications, including its 5.7-inch Quad HD SuperAMOLED display that gently curves on either sides, the 16 MegaPixel main camera with top-notch sensor and Auto HDR mode, 5 MegaPixel selfie cam, 4K video recorder, One Touch Finger Scanner, Heart Rate monitor, and 4G LTE Cat9 support.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Philippines

He then told me, "I guess if Samsung Galaxy Note5 and the 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge from earlier this year had a kid, their offspring would be the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus."

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

Well, yeah. You can say the SGS6EdgePlus got its massive screen, relatively small 3,000 mAh non-removable battery, and great multitasking capability with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM from the Note5 and all of its other features from the smaller SGS6Edge. I think that'd be accurate.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Philippines

Though, we should also note that one Edge screen software feature of the earlier flagship (that is, apart from Information Screen and Edge Lighting) saw an upgrade on this bigger version.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

To be specific, People Edge - which used to just show the user's preferred or favorite contacts - can now also house application icons and can be accessed from anywhere you are on the phone's interface instead of being tied to just the home screen. You may also re-position the pull-tab on any part of both the left and right curved edges. Sweet!

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Philippines

"So when is the phablet arriving in the Philippines and how much will it be?" my friend asked me while we ordered dessert.

I answered, "It's landing here on September 5, 2015 along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. According to Samsung Mobile Philippines, the S6 Edge Plus will don an SRP of Php 39,990 for the 32GB model and Php 44,990 for the 64GB version."

"So expensive," he said.

"Yes. And with a luxurious glass-metal-glass build, it looks that way too," I retorted.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen), Phablet with Curved Edge Display
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9
Weight 153 grams
Available Colors Note5: Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titan, White Pearl
S6 Edge Plus: White Pearl, Black Sapphire
Operating System Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI
Display Note5: 5.7 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD (~518 ppi pixel density), SuperAMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 4

S6 Edge Plus: 5.7 inches (~75.9% screen-to-body ratio) with Curved Edges, 1440 x 2560 pixels Quad HD (~518 ppi pixel density), SuperAMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Gorilla Glass 4
Processor Octa Core = Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2.1 GHz ARM Cortex-A57, Mali-T760MP8 GPU, Exynos 7420 chipset
Internal Storage 32/64 GB options, non-expandable
Camera Main: 16 MegaPixels, 5312 x 2988 pixels, Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.6" Sony IMX240 Exmor RS or Samsung S5K2P2 ISOCELL, 1.12μm, f/1.9, PDAF, OIS, automatic HDR, object tracking autofocus, LED flash
Front: 5 MP, f/1.9
Video Capture Main: 4K 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Optical stabilization, Dual Video Recording, Full HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP4, DivX, XviD, WMV, H.264, MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC player
Ports microUSB v2.0, USB-OTG support, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE, 3G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps/ LTE Cat9 450/50 Mbps
GPS Yes, with GLONASS, Beidou, and A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Digital Compass, Barometer, Heart Rate, SpO2
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, 4G Network LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 (TBC)
SIM Card Type nanoSIM
Battery Non-removable 3,000 mAh Li-Po battery
Uptime ~ 336 Hours of Standby, 21 Hours of Talk Time (TBC)
Value-Added Features Glass-Metal-Glass construction, TouchWiz, Samsung Apps, Curved Edge Display, Fast Charging, Multi Window, Fingerprint scanner (touch), Samsung Pay, Quick Launch camera, Wireless Charging (WPC 1.1 & PMA 1.0)
Announcement Philippines: August 14, 2015
Availability Philippines: September 5, 2015
Price Official SRP: Php 39,990 for the 32GB model
Php 44,990 for the 64GB model

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