I hope you’re ready to empty your wallets: the Galaxy S6 Edge is super expensive.
How expensive, you ask? Well, to put what you’re about to read into perspective, take this into account. The Galaxy S6 Edge’s less curvy sibling, the Galaxy S6 starts at $999 and goes right up to $1299 for the 128GB model. The S6 Edge because of all its bendy bits starts at $1149.
That’s right: you’ll pick up the 32GB S6 Edge for $1149, the 64GB model for $1299, and the the 128GB model for a whopping $1449.
Sure, that’s the same price as the iPhone 6 Plus, but that’s still a stupid thing. Both companies are charging too much money for these gadgets.
Update: Alright, here’s Optus’ and Virgin’s pricing for the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Optus has a bunch of different plans, although some actually cost more than others when you take handset repayments into account. The smartest seems to be the $85 My Plan Plus:
And here’s Virgin’s:
Update: It looks like Virgin either messed up its previous pricing (or has since updated based on competition), but its new/most current pricing is below:
The S6 Edge is packing a 5.1-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED screen. That’s a screen resolution of 2560×1440, with 577 pixels per inch. It’s also stocked with an octa-core processor made up of a quad-core 2.1GHz processor and a quad-core 1.5Ghz processor sandwiched together to produce a stupid amount of power. That’s backed up by 3GB of RAM and a 2550mAh battery to keep it all going.
Other features include a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera — complete with Optical Image Stabilisation — a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, the same heart-rate monitor built into the flash unit from the Samsung Galaxy S5, a fingerprint scanner you no longer have to swipe your finger over and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The S6 and the S6 Edge also have the same drawbacks: no removable battery, no expandable storage, no USB 3.0. They also share another common trait: they’re both gorgeous.
We’ll bring you more tomorrow with our review of the S6 and the S6 Edge.