MWC 2015:Samsung Unpacked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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Samsung has officially announced two high-end smartphones – Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 2015 keynote event at the ongoing MWC 2015 expo. Unlike previous generation flagship smartphones from Samsung, both these devices are made using premium materials such as metal and glass. Even the back of these devices is covered up by glass. This is a huge improvement from its previous high-end offerings as people used to complain about cheap materials.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the more interesting of the two as it features a dual-curved Edge display which curves slightly around the edges of the device, resulting into minimal bezels on the sides. However, the screen isn’t as curved as on the Note Edge, so you won’t be able to use Edge Panels features on the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Both – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – feature 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display protected under Gorilla Glass 4, 16-megapixel primary camera with OIS and 4K video recording, 5-megapixel wide-angle secondary camera, touch-based fingerprint sensor, and 4G LTE connectivity. Under the hood, these devices are equipped with 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor clocked at 2.1GHz, 3GB RAM, and a 2,550 mAh battery. They come in three storage variants – 32GB/64GB/128GB, and there’s no microSD card slot, so many of you who like using expandable storage will be disappointed here. Also, the battery isn’t removable, so we expect that Samsung has made sure that the device lasts a complete day even with heavy usage.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Specifications

5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, 577 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz UX
Exynos 7420 processor (14nm), 64-bit octa-core CPU (4 x Cortex A57 @ 2.1GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 @ 1.5GHz), and Mali-T760MP6 GPU
3GB LP-DDR4 RAM, 32/64/128GB internal memory, no microSD card slot
16MP primary camera, autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, OIS, 4K video recording
5MP secondary camera, wide-angle lens, 1080p video recording
4G LTE Cat. 6 (300/50Mbps), 3G HSPA+ (42/5.76Mbps), Nano SIM, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.1 (A2DP, LE, and Apt-X), and IR port
3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB v2.0 port (with USB OTG and USB Host)
Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient-light sensor, Hall sensor, Heart-Rate Monitor, electronic compass, and proximity sensor
2,550 mAh battery, Qi wireless charging, PowerMat wireless charging accessory;  mm, 138 grams

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specifications

5.1-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge curved display, QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution, 577 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz UX
Exynos 7420 processor (14nm), 64-bit octa-core CPU (4 x Cortex A57 @ 2.1GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 @ 1.5GHz), and Mali-T760MP6 GPU
3GB LP-DDR4 RAM, 32/64/128GB internal memory, no microSD card slot
16MP primary camera, autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, OIS, 4K video recording
5MP secondary camera, wide-angle lens, 1080p video recording
4G LTE Cat. 6 (300/50Mbps), 3G HSPA+ (42/5.76Mbps), Nano SIM, FM Radio, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, DLNA, Bluetooth v4.1 (A2DP, LE, and Apt-X), and IR port
3.5mm headphone jack and microUSB v2.0 port (with USB OTG and USB Host)
Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient-light sensor, Hall sensor, Heart-Rate Monitor, electronic compass, and proximity sensor
2,550 mAh battery, Qi wireless charging, PowerMat wireless charging accessory;  mm, 138 grams
On the connectivity front, they feature 4G LTE Cat. 10 compatible radios, dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v4.0, IR port, NFC, microUSB v2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. You can use the IR port to control various electronic devices through an inbuilt app.

There’s fingerprint sensor, but unlike the previous smartphones from Samsung, this sensor is touch-based so you don’t have to swipe your finger over it to unlock the device. The device will be available in four colours – Electric Blue, Copper Gold, Charcoal Black, and Shimmery White – in the coming few weeks.

My Take on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

In terms of hardware specifications, both the devices are one of the best in the world right now. Even though the design at the bottom looks similar to the Apple iPhone 6, Samsung has done a great job of moving away from plastic to glass and metal. The Galaxy S6 doesn’t look very attractive, but the Galaxy S6 Edge looks really great, thanks to its curved screen and bezel-less design. The Korean smartphone giant has even optimised TouchWiz a lot, making it smoother and faster than before. It will really be the phone to look out for when it releases in India. We think that this is one of the best releases from Samsung since the Galaxy S2.

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About prashant kumar

I m a tech savy person and i want discover more and more about mobiles and gadgets This is my passion.

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