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Samsung's big, curvy Galaxy S6 Edge+ (pictures)

The 5.7-inch Android handset stands out for its two curving sides and second, slide-out shortcuts menu.

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Big and curvy

Can't get enough of curved phones? Neither can Samsung. With its 5.7-inch screen, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ supersizes the 5.1-inch S6 Edge.

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Waterfall sides

Wraparound sides are what make this phone distinctive.

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Metal-ific

Bye-bye, plastic! The Edge+ features a metal-and-glass build.

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Gorgeous dispay

This ultra-high-resolution screen wraps around both sides, giving the phone a premium look and feel.

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Side swipe

One of the Edge+'s main features is the side menu you swipe open when you want to use it. You'll be able to get an apps shortcut, and a sort of speed dial for five of your favorite contacts.

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Apps menu

There are two side screens. One is a sort of speed dial for five of your favorite contacts.

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Apps menu

The other displays shortcuts to your top apps.

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Generations

The Edge+, left, is larger and squarer than the smaller Edge.

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Left side, too

Southpaws can also shift the edge display to the left.

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Metal frame

The metal frame wraps around the sides and edges.

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Cool colors

The Edge+ will sell in white, black, gold and silver.

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Here, there, not everywhere

However, you won't be able to get every color in every country.

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Pick a side

Pop the menu bar on the left or right in the edge-display settings.

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Place your tab

Pop the menu bar on the left or right in the edge-display settings.

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Protruding picture taker

The camera slightly pokes out from the back.

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Smudge alley

The glass backing looks terrific, until it accumulates with oily fingerprints.

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Lights out

One of the phone's most underrated features is this night clock, which glows softly enough to keep you slumbering.

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Looking sharp

The phone looks unique from all angles.

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Southern view

A standard Micro-USB charging port and headset jack live on the phone's bottom edge.

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Specs galore

High-end hardware helps make the Edge+ a compelling large-screen phone. Read all about the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and its straight-edged, stylus-gifted sibling, theSamsung Galaxy Note 5.

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