Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Launched: First Hands on
Samsung’s Unpacked Event at the MWC 2015 was all about Samsung’s newest generation of smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It seems that the older Edge Version is selling quite well for Samsung, so they will keep the Edge Series around.
There have already been a lot of leaks about the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but now both phones are official and we will give you all the details there are to know.
Design wise both new Galaxy S6 are a break from Samsungs, traditional ways in a very positive way. Samsung changed from an all plastic case, to Dual Glas design with brushed metallic edges. The new combination of materials works really well for the S6 and S6 edge. We would even say the new Galaxy phones, are definitely the best designed Galaxy Smartphones so far ever. Even with a protruding camera as the iPhone 6 has as well. The only tiny drawback is that the Galaxy S6 is not water-and dustproof anymore.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 boasts 5.1″ Super AMOLED display with 2K Quad HD resolution and very impressive 577 ppi. The display is protected by Gorilla Glas 4. The Home Key you know from earlier Galaxy Designs, is a fingerprint sensor and supports the new Samsung Pay Solution.
Samsung Pay works with NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) to enable easier mobile payments. Samsung is already working with major key partners like American Express and Bank of America, as well Samsung Pay has been certified by Mastercard and Visa.
In comparison with the Galaxy Note 4 Edge, the S6 Edge is bent on both sites and not only one side. While the curves on the S6 edge are not similiar impressive as on the Note Edge, two curves on the smartphone look very spectacular and innovative. The S6 Edge display is also a 5.1″ AMOLED with a 2K resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and proteced by Gorilla Glas 4.
As we reported earlier Samsung decided not to go for the Snapdragon 810, most likely because of potential overheating problems. Both the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are sporting Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 chip, built with a 14nm process. Otherwise the Exnos 7420 is also a Octa-Core 64bit cpu with four cortex A57 cores clocked at 2.1Ghz and four cortex A53, clocked at 1.5Ghz. Otherwise both phones sport a Mali-T760 GPU and 3GB of LDDR4 RAM. This is the newest version of RAM and already featured in the LG G FLEX2. Most likely most smartphones in 2014 will come with LDDR4 RAM.
The Main Camera of both new Galaxy’s is a 16MP ISOCELL CAMERA with OIS, autofocus and single led flash. The Camera supports 4K video recording. The Front Shooter is a 5MP Shooter, capable of 1080p video recording. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Duo comes in 32GB/64GB/128GB versions, that are non expendable via micro-sd. The internal memory of Samsung uses “Command Queue” tech that you know from SSD’s, making them much faster. In fact the new flagships have random reading speeds of 19,000 input/output operations (IOPS), thats up to 2.7x times faster then previos flagships. Also you get LTE CAT 6, NFC, IR Blaster and FM RADIO.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Hands on Gallery
Both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Samsung’s latest Touchwiz. Also Samsung has partnered with Microsoft for the new Galaxy Series and you get 115GB One Drive storage for up to two years. The Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a 2550mAh battery and the S6 edge gets a 2600mah battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will officially launch on APril 10 in 20 countries, with even more launch countries in May. Both have various color options with White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz for the S6 and even an Green Emerald version for the S6 Edge. The officiall price is yet to be revealed.