Samsung just unveiled its two next-generation flagship smartphones called the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge combine metal and glass, eschewing almost entirely the standard plastic setup that Samsung has show a preference before in previous smartphone designs. The phones will come in white, black and gold. In addition, the Galaxy S6 will come in a blue topaz color, while there will be an emerald green option for the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S6 features 5.1 inch Super AMOLED screen with Quad HD resolution resulting into the amazing 577 ppi density. It is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge use Samsung’s new 14-nanometer mobile processor, new chipset is believed faster performance and lower power consumption, an Exynos Octacore processor, 3GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64/128GB UFS 2.0 internal storage, 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and live HDR, 5MP front camera with live HDR, connectivity includes Category 6 LTE with 300 Mbps down/50 Mbps up max theoretical speeds, Wi-Fi 802.11 AC with HT80 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS with GLONASS and Beidou, IR blaster and FM radio, 2,550mAh (GS6) and 2,600mAh (GS6 edge) batteries and runs on Android v5.0 Lollipop.
The new version of Samsung TouchWiz on the Galaxy S6 edge is a stark departure from last year’s version. Android Lollipop shines through much more clearly on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge than Android has on earlier phones, and Samsung said it reduced the number of features by 40% in its latest software.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Also embedded with wireless charging which includes support for both WPC and PMA standards, means you can use it with Starbucks, as well as with the more prevalent Qi-enabled home chargers. Samsung will also sell its own charging pucks on the power front they’ve also upped wired charging by a factor of 1.5x means you should get around 4 hours-worth of battery out of 10 minutes of plugged-in charging.
Samsung has redone the fingerprint scanner in the home button so that user no longer have to swipe, and they’re going to use that with the launch of their Samsung Pay tech coming later this year. Samsung has also added a new feature whereby double pressing the home button launches the camera instantly, in what it claims is just 0.7 seconds dose not matter where you happen to be or from device lock also A subject lock borrowed from the NX-1 dedicated Samsung camera lets you continually autofocus on a specific subject. Samsung hasn’t announced any pricing or firm launch details beyond sometime in April but Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will be more expensive than the standard Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available in the U.S. in April. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Wireless will offer both phones, while smaller regional carriers like Boost Mobile and MetroPCS will carry the Galaxy S6.