Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge launched at the MWC trade show

Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge launched at the MWC trade show

Samsung finally unveiled its next Galaxy flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 alongside the curved variant of the smartphone, dubbed the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Regarding the availability, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be available globally starting April 10.

After facing lots of criticism, Samsung finally left the plastic and has used metal and glass, as it touts the smartphone, “beautifully crafted from metal and glass.”

Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge shares the identical specifications, except that the latter sports a dual-edge display, unlike the Galaxy Note Edge which features single-edge display.

Both features a 5.1-inch Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) Super AMOLED display, translating to a pixel density of 577ppi and is driven by octa-core (quad-core 2.1GHz+ quad-core 1.5GHz) processor (chipset not specified, possibly Exynos) coupled with 3GB of RAM (LPDDR4).

Both handsets runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and the company first time has used a 14nm octa-core mobile processor with 64-bit capability.

According to the company it is, “The world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory provides higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption.”

Both smartphones comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS (optical image stabilization) and LED flash while there is a 5-megapixel front camera on board.

The smartphones will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB storage variants and this time the company has introduced an improved fingerprint scanning with an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner on the home buttons on both smartphones.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 packs a 2550mAh battery while the Galaxy S6 Edge is backed by a 2600mAh battery. Both the Galaxy smartphones will arrive in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6) and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only) color variants.

The company is also offering 115GB storage for OneDrive and OneNote for 2 years which comes preloaded in the handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge also supports LTE Cat. 6 connectivity that can deliver up to 300Mbps of download speed.

Commenting on the launch, JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung said, “With the all new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung is offering what’s next in mobility, along with a new standard to drive the global mobile agenda.

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