We know that Samsung just can’t stick to one flagship, they even launched two of them together this year. The company just launched the rugged Galaxy S6 Active here in the US on AT&T this past Friday, and now it looks like we have another member of the Galaxy S6 family on the way. It’s being called the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. We don’t have much information on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus right now, but as you’d expect, it is a larger device than the Galaxy S6 Edge, and will likely feature the curved display on either side.
While the Galaxy S6 Active did fix a few issues that the Galaxy S6 had – mainly battery life, by adding in a much larger battery. Some of the other issues look to be fixed in the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Which includes the RAM fix for Touchwiz, which we’ve seen a lot of complaints about. There are some workarounds. But as usual, you do need root, and if you’re on a contract, it’s not a good idea to root the Galaxy S6. Especially if something goes wrong, as you won’t be under warranty anymore.
RAW images are also supposedly coming to the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Shooting RAW is something that’s fairly new to Android devices. It does use quite a bit of storage for each picture you take. But it allows you to do the post-processing of the image yourself through whatever photo editor you want. While just regular shooting, allows the phone to post-process the image how it was programmed to do so. Typically you can get even better images when you shoot RAW. Which is amazing on a camera like the Galaxy S6’s or even the LG G4, which does do RAW.
We heard rumors that both of these fixes were coming in the Android 5.1 update. Today, T-Mobile started rolling out Android 5.1.1 to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge on their network, and it looks like the RAM fix and the RAW image support are not there. Unfortunately. Hopefully Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users won’t have to wait much longer.