The European Imaging And Sound Association has just awarded the Galaxy S6 edge the ‘Advanced Smartphone 2015-2016′ award which is a very prestigious mark of quality. EISA has several categories for awards including ‘European Headphone of the year”, ‘European Tablet of the year’, etc. Last year the award went to the LG G3 and two years ago the HTC One took the podium. EISA has been judging phones every year starting with 2005 and they always pick true quality over anything else. They also released a promotional video for the Galaxy S6 edge which highlights the device’s primary features in honor of the award.
According to EISA, the Galaxy S6 edge is one of the best mobile phones that Samsung has ever produced and this seems to be a pretty popular opinion if you take a look at the device’s history. The ‘Ultimate Test Drive’ promotion ran out of devices within 24 hours and Samsung has reported an improvement in its financial status during Q2 due to its flagship sales. The flagship device surpassed all expectations and we hope Samsung will keep improving on it with future iterations (especially when it comes to software functionality for the Edge screen.)
There’s no denying that the recently-announced Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ are two of the most elegant smartphones currently on the market, but if they’re not quite opulent enough for you, Vietnamese gold-plating company Karalux has today taken the wraps off both models dipped in 24-carat gold to tickle your fancy.
While gold-plating is a task that requires tons of experience and precision, Karalux claims that the process for stripping down, coating and rebuilding the Galaxy Note 5 was significantly easier than its predecessor. Here’s how the Hanoi-based company did it:
First, Karalux’s engineers dismantled the twosome, both of which are constructed from 7000 series aluminium. It’s believed that this alloy is 60% stronger and one-third of the density of stainless steel, making it incredibly light and durable for day-to-day use.
Once deconstructed, the individual pieces are thoroughly cleansed using an array of different high-end chemicals. A base layer is then laid to provide a clean, smooth surface for the gold to adhere to.
The next step is gold-plating. To do this, all the metal parts are submerged into a tank of liquified gold and left for a short period of time. Once the ions have attracted and the components have turned gold, they are pulled out and a protective layer is sprayed on top.
As you can imagine, this service doesn’t come cheap. The gold-plating process alone will set you back VND 8 million ($355), and seeing as Karalux doesn’t let you send in your own device, your only option is to purchase a made-to-order 24–carat gold Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge+, which will cost you an eye-watering VND 25 million ($1110).
The newly announced Samsung flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5, were engineered to be as power-efficient as they are beautifully designed. Each has a 5.7-inch screen optimized to display an even more advanced multimedia UX and productivity capabilities. To enjoy these devices to the fullest, each are equipped with better batteries with faster charging speeds.
Each device houses a 3,000mAh battery, more than ten percent larger compared to the Galaxy S6 (2,550mAh) and the Galaxy S6 edge (2,600mAh). In addition, both products have faster wired and wireless battery charging compared to the Galaxy S6. Thanks to this new technology, both products feature the simplest and most convenient battery charging experience, allowing user to enjoy multimedia or complete multiple tasks, longer.
Building upon the fast wired-charging of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung improved the efficiency even more. Samsung created AFC (Adaptive Fast Charging), which speeds up wired charging and lets the battery charger communicate with the smartphone. If the charger finds a device compatible with AFC, it will start recharging the phone’s battery using higher voltage.
Not only is the charger discharging more power at a faster speed, the device battery receives the power properly and stores it cell by cell, to further accelerate the battery charging.
Thanks to AFC, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5 take only about 90 minutes to reach full charge. This indicates even greater efficiency in charging compared to the Galaxy S6 edge, which takes about 85 minutes to fully charge a smaller battery.
Wireless charging also offers significant improvements in speed. While the Galaxy S6 edge required 180 minutes to fully charge wirelessly, the Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note5 need only 120 minutes (one hour less) using Samsung’s new wireless charging pad.
Both products have built-in wireless technology, just as the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge do, freeing users from the need to purchase separate wireless charging battery covers or individual connectors. Additionally, they allow you to enjoy the experience of wireless charging without worrying about compatibility. They support both WPC (Wireless Power Consortium) and PMA (Power Matters Alliance) certified standards, the two most widely used wireless power standards around the world.
Samsung is the first to make devices compatible with both WPC and PMA charging pads. The innovative advances made it possible in the two latest large-screen products, even with a thinner body.
Built-in wireless charging in thin devices became possible only through Samsung’s relentless efforts to continue pushing the boundaries of technology. Because WPC and PMA have different frequency bandwidths, Samsung’s developers had to find a way to satisfy both, with high efficiency. To accomplish this, they designed a new integrated IC for wireless charging, combining two different materials for magnetic shielding required in the wireless charging components to enable hybrid use.
Users have the ability to manage and control their battery usage in a simple and convenient way through Smart Manager, introduced with the release of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. With this app, users can see which running apps are consuming the most power.
Samsung continues to lead mobile innovation by introducing technologies that are accessible and meaningful to all mobile users.
I’m sure you have seen many unboxing videos of your favorite gadgets but have you ever seen an “inboxing” video? Samsung came up with this idea earlier this year when it released an inboxing video for the Galaxy S6 edge, basically it shows the device being built from scratch with each component being installed by hand. The company has released a similar video for its latest handset which also covers the unboxing of the Galaxy S6 edge+.
All of the components are laid out on a table and then they’re put together by hand, the battery goes in first followed by the fingerprint scanner and the dual-edge display. In goes the rear and front facing camera as well as the application processor, RAM and onboard storage. Finally the wireless charging coil and metal frame are attached before the device is finished off with the glass back cover, packaged in a box and sent on its way. This is where the unboxing part of the video begins, aided by some very crisp sounds that we always hear when unboxing a new device. We get a look at all of the accessories that come in the box as well as the device itself. The video is beautifully shot and worth spending 1 minute and 21 seconds of your life on.
With an even bigger dual edge screen, the unique and distinctive Galaxy S6 edge+ provides a more immersive multimedia experience, taking entertainment to an unprecedented level.
Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S6 edge, its design is slim, sleek and fits perfectly in your hand while an improved user interface and new features have enhanced the way you communicate with your favorite contacts. In addition to messaging and calling, you can now send emoticons and handwritten memos to your friends via ”People edge.” Furthermore, the new “Apps edge” makes accessing your most frequently used applications a cinch.
The Galaxy S6 edge+ has Video Digital Image Stabilization on both the front and rear cameras which allows for sharp, crisp video on-the-go, and you can also share whatever you’re doing in real time via YouTube with the built-in Live Broadcast function.
See for yourself how these new and improved functions and features make the Galaxy S6 edge+ a truly innovative device by taking a look at these hands-on videos.
Earlier this year, Samsung wowed the world when it unveiled the Galaxy S6 edge. The flagship smartphone proved that not only was Samsung capable of producing a device with impressive specs and powerful performance, but also of creating gorgeous design. The design of the Galaxy S6 edge incorporated premium metal and ultra-strong glass, along with a stunning and unprecedented dual edge display.
For the Galaxy S6 edge+, Samsung took the great design and features of the Galaxy S6 edge, expanded its size and power, and introduced high-strength, durable 7000 Series aluminum—1.7 times stronger and 1.3 times more scratch-resistant than the alloy typically used in smartphones.
The Cutting Edge of Communication
With its curved 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S6 edge+ makes the edge experience even better than before, enhancing and simplifying the way users utilize their phone. The new “Apps edge,” for example, provides quick and simple access to frequently used apps with a simple swipe of the edge display, easily activated with a tap of the moveable, floating “handler” icon.
Similarly, the improved edge+ continues to enhance the way users connect with their favorite contacts. Whereas the previous version of the phone allowed one to quickly call, message or color-code pre-set contacts using the “People edge,” the latest model enables more enhanced interaction through features in which hand-written memos, emoticons and “pokes,” or vibration sequences, can be sent. These unique, non-verbal communication methods will no doubt catalyze a new way to connect as human interactions become increasingly digital.
Multimedia Like Never Before
In addition to being able to effectively communicate our emotions like never before, we also seek to share the special moments of our lives through images and videos, two forms of media that speak louder than words. As such, Samsung has designed the Galaxy S6 edge+ with loads of features that enhance the way we create, consume and share content.
With improved video capabilities, including “Steady Video,” which provides Video Digital Image Stabilization on both the front and rear cameras, users can film sharp, crisp videos anywhere, anytime, along with smooth and perfectly centered selfie videos. When combined with “Video Collage” mode, which allows one to record and edit short videos in various frames and effects, self-expression is limitless.
Similarly, the “Live Broadcast” mode in the native camera app ensures that life’s most memorable experiences can be shared in real-time by allowing users to directly live-stream Full HD video from their camera to any individual, group of contacts, or the public via YouTube.
Improved connectivity is another major feature of the latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup. In fact, the phone has been upgraded to support SideSync, to allow for seamless cross-device connections. Easy installation and automatic connection between devices make tasks like accessing files or instantly responding to phone notifications on a PC as easy as a tap of a button.
This same effortless connectivity is also possible with Samsung Pay, a simple, safe and ubiquitous mobile payment system that will be available soon in Korea (on August 20) and the United States (on September 28), soon followed by U.K., Spain and China, as well.. In addition to being convenient, the service is a far cooler alternative to paying bills than toting around a bulky wallet.
Although the Galaxy S6 edge proved to be one of the fastest charging phones on the market, Samsung has increased charging speed even more with its latest product launch. So, whether you’re spending the day shopping, live broadcasting, chatting with friends, or doing all three, you can rest assured knowing that a full charge is only 90 minutes away with wired charging. In addition, you can charge the new device in approximately 120 minutes through Samsung’s latest wireless charger.
With impressive multimedia properties, seamless connectivity options and features that anticipate the communication trends of tomorrow, the Galaxy S6 edge+ promises to add value to the industry without sacrificing design.