As expected, Samsung released the Galaxy S6 edge+ side by side with the Note 5. The phones as mostly similar but there are also big differences.
The S6 edge+ is second multi phone, Samsung was talking about in the keynote. As the Note 5 is for multitaskers, the S6 edge+ is for multimedia consumers. It has a gorgeous 5.7″ QHD Super AMOLED display that curves to both sides like in the original S6 edge.
The specifications are similar to Note 5 with Exynos 7420 SoC, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 3000mAh battery and 16/5MP cameras. The devices are still very different because of the curves being in different sides. The S6 edge+ has the curved glass in the front and flat glass in the back. In the Note 5 it’s the other way around. The S6 edge+ also lacks the S-Pen and its features. For more detailed specs, check the Note 5 article.
Storage options are 32 or 64GB. 128GB variant was not announced but they are already listed in all the major carriers in the US like in the case of Note 5. Colors are also the same with Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and the one in the picture, White Pearl.
Prices are higher than the Note 5 and availability is completely different. The S6 edge+ is going to be available in most markets very soon as the Note 5 misses the Europe for now, probably until early 2016 for reasons we don’t understand. Prices start at $815 for 32GB model and $915 for the 64GB variant. In Europe it retails at very salty 899€ and 999€.
At the moment it looks like Samsung wants to sell primarily the S6 edge+ in Europe. This might affect their sales because there has been much more interest in the Note 5 than in the scaled up S6 edge. Samsung might be shooting its own leg but we’ll wait and see.