Samsung has started its MWC 2015 journey with the launch of two S series flagship smartphones of this year- Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The global roll out of these devices will be starting from 10th April 2015 onwards while price details are yet to be announced by the company.
Samasung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has almost similar hardware. Both these devices come with sleek glass finish and Gorilla Glass 4 layer on front and rear side and Metal filling in the edges. In Galaxy S6 Edge the display folds to form curved edges on both sides. Both these devices feature non removable back panels which will not allow you to replace or remove battery.
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are fitted with 5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED display which amounts to pixel density of 576 ppi. These devices are powered by 64-bit Octa Core Exynos 7420 processor with 2.1 GHz backed by 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
They will come in 3 variants in terms on internal memory – 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. For the first time in Samsung phones, there is no expandable storage option.
Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge feature 16 MP rear snapper which can capture 4K videos and also a 5 MP secondary camera on front for selfies and video chats. Both these devices runs on TouchWiz UX based on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS out of the box.
Galaxy S6 houses a 2550 mAh battery inside. On the other side Galaxy s6 Edge packs a bigger 2600 mAh battery onboard. The battery supports wireless charging and rapid charging as well. Other features include 3G / 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, IR Remote, Micro USB port and NFC. Samsung Galaxy S6 will support NFC and MST mobile payments as rivals to Apple Pay.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S6||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge|
|Display||5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED||5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED|
|Processor||2.1 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Exynos 7420||2.1 GHz 64-bit Octa Core Exynos 7420|
|OS||TouchWiz UX based on Android 5.0 Lollipop||TouchWiz UX based on Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Camera||16 MP rear and 5 MP front camera||16 MP rear and 5 MP front camera|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB|
|Internal memory||32 GB or 64 GB and 128 GB||32 GB or 64 GB and 128 GB|
|Battery||2550 mAh||2600 mAh|
|Price||To Be Announced||To Be Announced|
|Dimensions and Weight||6.8mm thick and 138 grams||142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm and 132 grams.|
Samsung Galaxy S6 will be available in white pearl, black sapphire, gold platinum and blue topaz color options and S6 Edge will be available in four vibrant color options include white pearl, black sapphire, gold platinum and green emerald.