A lot of people were waiting for The Next Galaxy, The Galaxy S6, and Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC 2015. We saw almost everything about this device leak out previously.
Firstly, The Galaxy S6 has a Beautiful design to it. It looks and feels Premium due to the construction. The time of Plasticy Samsung Flagships are over, now Samsung has stepped up it’s Design aspect a lot, and now with the S6 they are taking it to the next level. The new Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge has a dual-glass design enhanced with a metal frame. The new combination of materials Makes the Galaxy S6 pleasing to the eye, and most importantly it feels great in the hand. The Galaxy S6 is just 7mm thick.
Samsung Galaxy S6 packs a 5.1″ QHD Super AMOLED Display with a PPI of 577 ppi and according to Samsung it has 77% of more pixels than the Galaxy S5. The Glass is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Talking about the button placement, the Middle Home button is there, and it still doubles as a fingerprint scanner and there are 2 Capacitive buttons on either side for back and menu. With the use of the New Fingerprint scanner, which is now a Touch based one rather than a swipe based one – Samsung is trying to use Samsung Pay; It’s Mobile Payment System. It’s something similar to Apple pay, but according to Samsung it will work even better.
Samsung Pay relies on NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) for mobile payments. It has already been certified by Visa, MasterCard, and Samsung is employing key partners worldwide to participate in the service, including American Express, Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, and U.S. Bank.
The Edge Screen Variant of the Galaxy S6 – The Galaxy S6 Edge is the first Smartphone in the world to have the glass completely bend from both sides. It has a lesser bend than the Galaxy Note Edge and it looks nice and comfortable to use as the bend is not so big.
The all new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are powered by the Exynos 7420, built on a 14nm process and thus more energy-efficient and producing less heat. The Exynos 7420 is a octa-core 64-bit SoC and it packs a lot of power. The Exynos 7420 chip uses a Mali-T760 GPU. The new Galaxy devices comes with 3GB LPDDR4 of RAM. This will improve the performance even more. The Galaxy S6 comes with either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of Internal UFS 2.0 Storage and it is not expandable with Micro SD which is such a disappointment in my opinion. However, the Use of the New UFS 2.0 Storage on the device will improve the performance massively, as the UFS 2.0 Storage uses “Command Queue” tech used in SSDs for accelerating the speed of command execution.
Connectivity wise, the S6 packs LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS with GLONASS and Beidou, IR blaster and FM radio.
The Galaxy S6 is powered by a 2,550 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S6 Edge has a 2,600 mAh unit. Both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge have built in Batteries and it has Wireless Charging Built in. With the S6, Samsung is claiming that the device will charge even faster, with rapid charging. According to Samsung if you charge your device for just 10 Minutes, you can use it for 4 Hours, or you can get the device to a 100% in half the time you charge the iPhone 6. That’s totally Impressive stuff. Samsung has a very good record when it comes to making longer lasting devices, so hopefully Samsung will deliver this time as well.
Now let’s talk about the Camera of the Galaxy S6. The new devices come with a new ISOCELL camera sensor with a resolution of 16MP and an Aperture of F1.9. The camera also has OIS built in, and it has phase detection auto focus as well as Object Tracking Auto Focusing capabilities. The main shooter can also do 4K video recording as expected. The front camera is 5MP Camera and it is capable of 1080p video capturing. Users can now double click the home button, which will bring up the camera app in just 0.7 seconds from anywhere, even from the locked state, which sounds magical.
Talking about the Software, The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge run on Android 5.0 Lollipop enhanced with the latest TouchWiz UI with Material design and cleaner interface. The TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 Edge offers various features and apps working on the edges of the display, including a newer and better version of the Quick Glance info for the lockscreen. The device feels much smoother now thanks to the upgraded specs, and the device has less bloat. This is a huge plus considering that we don’t have expandable memory anymore.
This time around Samsung has partnered with Microsoft, instead of Dropbox, and will be offering 115GB OneDrive storage for 2 years to each Galaxy S6 user. There are other Microsoft apps bundled in too.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will launch on the 10th of April and it will be available in Charcoal Black, Copper Gold, Electric Blue, and Shimmery White. It will cost around $750 Unlocked and it will come to all major carriers in the US.
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