Samsung has unveiled its two latest flagship smartphones at MWC 2015, Barcelona -Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Listening to the criticism for not changing the look and design of its flagship devices for long, Samsung has introduced these two new devices in metal and glass.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available globally starting from April 10, 2015 with 32/64/128GB storage options. These two devices will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only) and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only) colors.
The Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience. The company claims that it has world’s first curved display on both sides. Both the devices have glass body, made from the toughest glass to date, with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 577ppi. They are powered by a Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and internal storage of 32/64/128GB. There is no microSD card but Samsung has taken care of this by providing UFS 2.0 flash technology, which should make for fast storage speeds and overall devices performance. Both the smartphones come preloaded with Microsoft apps such as OneDrive offering 115GB for 2 years, and OneNote.
These devices are equipped with a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation) and LED flash. These smrtphones have 5-megapixel front camera for selfies. Both the devices incorporate camera features such as Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus etc.
The Galaxy S6 is packed with 2,550mAh battery whereas the Galaxy S6 Edge has 2,600mAh battery. Samsung has introduced for the first time wireless charging for these two devices. They can be charged with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. They are also claimed to sport incredibly fast wired charging, 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.
Both these devices run on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS and Samsung has for the first time simplified its Touch Wiz interface to make these two devices run faster. Both of these devices also boast of features which were introduced last year in Samsung’s flagship devices such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster, Private Mode, S Health etc.
The Galaxy S6 measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, and weighs 138g, whereas the Galaxy S6 Edge has dimensions of 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm, and its weight is 132g.
To counter Apple’s payment ssytem, Samsung has also introduced for the first time Samsung Pay. According to Samsung, this is ”a new, easy-to-use mobile payment service that will be compatible with more locations than any competing offering in a single application. This will be launched on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the United States during the second half of this year. Samsung Payment is protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint scanning, and advanced tokenization. Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic.”