A new wave of high quality, low price smartphones is on the way.
The first to hit the market is the first to come with a “pld” panel, which lets you get better performance out of the Snapdragon 810 and 615 cores of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
In our first hands-on with the phone, we found the phone has plenty of potential, but also some caveats.
It’s a high-priced device, which means it won’t be available in every country.
The device is also going to be available only in the US, with Samsung having said it will only make the phone available in the country if it receives a green light from regulators in the United States and Canada.
There are some notable differences in the devices specifications, though.
While the Samsung S6 has a 4.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, the PLD has a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution.
The display itself is slightly smaller, at 3.5mm thick.
Samsung is also adding an extra slot for a microSD card, which should mean it can expand storage to 128GB and expand to 256GB.
While Samsung says the PLDs screen size will be a factor in the phone’s price, we also wanted to make sure that the screen was the right size for a device with a 4K resolution.
While it’s a small change, it makes a big difference in the display quality.
While our tests on the PLDS phone did not produce as much lag as on the Samsung phone, it did show a few small dips in the colors of the screen.
That said, it wasn’t enough to really impact the experience of the phone.
While a screen that is larger than 4K is nice, it is also nice to have a display that can actually deliver a usable resolution.
We were able to squeeze a few hours of battery life out of a PLD phone by only having to keep it connected to a PC for a few minutes at a time.
We also liked the idea of having an additional slot for extra storage, which would allow you to add a second microSD slot.
The PLD will be available starting on October 10th, but we expect it to be the first Samsung phone to ship.
In terms of the specs, the Samsung GS6 Edge is going to offer a 13-megapixel rear camera with a f/1.7 aperture and an f/2.4 lens, while the Samsung G6 Edge will offer a 12-megapixels front-facing camera with an f-number of 5,960, which we have included for comparison.
Both phones will be equipped with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is an incremental update that Samsung says will deliver “up to 50% more battery life and up to 10% faster processing speed.”
In terms the features, the LG G6 is expected to have faster autofocus, a wider range of apps and more of an emphasis on Android Wear apps.
The Samsung G5 will feature a 5-megabyte RAM and 4GB of RAM, while it is expected that the Samsung GT6 will be powered by the same Snapdragon 815 chipset.
The LG G5 and LG G4 will also be offered with Android Wear support, while LG’s G5 Plus will come with the Samsung Gear Live fitness app.
LG will be offering a dual-camera setup for both the LG and Samsung phones, with the LG camera on the left and the Samsung camera on a different surface on the right.
Samsung will be focusing on its high-performance and camera features in the Galaxy S7 Edge, while HTC will be adding a variety of features like curved screens, a 3D camera, and improved audio quality.
In short, there is a lot of interesting information coming out of Samsung’s announcement event today.
The phone is going on sale on October 11th in select markets, with pre-orders going live on October 13th.
Check out our hands-down Samsung Galaxy G6 review for more information.