Published on March 2nd, 2015 | by Mohit Jivani4
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge announced at MWC 2015
The new smartphones are made out of metal similar to what is featured in Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha, A3 and A5.
The Galaxy S6 Edge on the other hand features a screen which curves on both the sides giving it a distinctive look. The phones back are now covered in Gorilla Glass 4 straying away from Samsung’s Plastic history.
The Specifications of the Devices are no less than what is expected of a Samsung Flagship device. Here’s a quick breakdown of the specs:
|Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Specs|
|Screen||5.1 inches Super AMOLED
1440 x 2560 pixels (~587 ppi pixel density)
|CPU||Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor|
|Storage||32GB, 64GB and 128GB|
|Cellular||nanoSim, LTE CAT 6|
S6 Edge: 2600 mAh
|Camera||16MP (with OIS) f1.9
|Front camera||5 MP, [email protected], f1.9|
|Dimensions||S6: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, 138g
S6 Edge: 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm, 132g
|Other||Fingerprint Sensor, no swipe required.
In addition to the new hardware, Samsung has also announced a slew of new features for both the S6 and the S6 Edge. The new Touchwiz is promised to have reduced clutter and a more refined design, unfortunately the ugly touchwiz icons are here to stay. The finger print sensor now does not require you to swipe up and works much like the iPhone’s fingerprint sensor where you just place your thumb on the home button. Also worth a mention is the double-tap home button to pull up the camera. Samsung boasts that the camera stays always in standby and will load up within 0.7 seconds.
The dual edged screen on the S6 Edge makes the device look very appealing, there’s something fascinating about a screen that envelopes the entire front body and stretches out to the bottom on both sides. In true Samsung style, the S6 Edge has added some key software features which make the dual edged screen not just a physical differentiating factor, but also adds a bit of utility for the user. On swiping from the edge, you get a speed dial list of your contacts which doubles as a notifications glowing light which changes color depending on who is calling you from that speed dial list. The edged part of the screen, which can be either right or left (not both) also acts as a second display when your phone is on standby to show you latest weather updates and your notifications.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available globally starting from April 10, 2015 with 32/64/128GB storage options available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only) and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only). Keeping Samsung’s previous track record in mind, we expect the devices will be available no less than a week after the promised release date in the Middle East.
We’ll leave you with a few pictures of the brand new devices and will follow up with a quick hands-on video soon, stay tuned!