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Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Al Sacco | Aug. 14, 2015
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 'phablet' packs a ton of top-of-the-line features and functionality, and it's a great-looking smartphone. However, based on first impressions, it also has a few notable shortcomings.

Finally, the GS6 edge+ does not have an infrared (IR) blaster. For most folks, this will be a nonissue. In fact, I bet most people have never even used the IR blasters on their favorite mobile devices. However, if you've come to rely on a specific app that use the feature (a remote control app for your Apple TV or other streaming box, for example) you may be disappointed to learn that it won't work on the new GS6 edge+.

To be clear, this isn't meant to be a GS6 edge+ review. It's impossible to accurately evaluate a new device after only an hour or two of hands-on time. Instead, I tried to spotlight the features, or lack thereof, that will stand out to people familiar with Samsung's current smartphone lineup. 

You can learn more about the new GS6 edge+ on Samsung's website.


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