Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC 2015

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After staying in rumors for quite a good time, Samsung Galaxy S6 has been officially announced with companion variant as Galaxy S6 Edge at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

Apparently, the new Galaxy S6 is quite different when compared to older Galaxy S devices. The one prominent factor is the the absence of fully plastic pack from a Galaxy S device. This year’s Galaxy S6 comes in glass panels on the back as well as on the front screen along with the metal frame on the sides. That’s the first every Galaxy S device with a unibody design. The glass body is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. There is no disclosure of the gimmick factors like water proof unlike the predecessor.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Product Photos

With the Octa-core power of two quad-core processors 2.1GHz and 1.5Ghz, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge come with 3GB DDR4 RAM. 5.1″ screen of quad HD resolution of 2560×1440 serves at the pixel density of 577ppi. It’s Super AMOLED dispaly on the screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Galaxy S6 Edge differs the design with the Dual edge glass on the screen’s both sides.

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Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are packed with the 16MP Rear Facing camera which offers face tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR and F/1.9 lens. The main camera records 4K videos while on the front 5MP camera also capable of recording 1080p videos.

Both the Galaxy devices offer 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options, although this time it’s non-expandable with no micro SD card option as well as first-time unibody design of the Galaxy S devices there is no back cover which is used to be removable ever since. You can not remove the battery from the latest Galaxy S6 smartphone.

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There comes another little and final difference, the Galaxy S6 is packed with the 2550 mAh battery capacity while the Galaxy S6 Edge features a little bigger 2600mAh battery. However both the devices are LTE Cat. 6 (300/50Mbps) along side there is WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, USB 2.0, NFC and IR Blaster. Sensors include Accelerometer, Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Fingerprint, Hall, HRM.


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Product Photos

Coming towards Software side, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will come pre-loaded with Android 5 (Lollipop) along with the latest version of TouchWiz user interface with the Google’s Material Design. Galaxy S6 Edge will feature additional software enhancements for the Dual edge display. Interestingly, Samsung has chosen Microsoft Apps including OneDrive with 115GB for 2 years and OneNote. No built-in Dropbox this time.

Specifications Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge besides Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
SoC / CPU / GPU Snapdragon 801 MSM8974ACv3
2.45 GHz
Exynos 7420 – 64-bit Octa-core
Quad-core 2.1GHz – Cortex A57 Quad-core 1.5GHz – Cortex A53
GPU: Mali T760
Exynos 7420 – 64-bit Octa-core
Quad-core 2.1GHz – Cortex A57 Quad-core 1.5GHz – Cortex A53
GPU: Mali T760
RAM/NAND 2GB LPDDR3
16/32GB NAND + microSD
3GB LPDDR4
32/64/128GB NAND
3GB LPDDR4
32/64/128GB NAND
Display 5.1” 1080p SAMOLED HD 5.1” 1440p SAMOLED 5.1” 1440p SAMOLED, Dual Edge
Network 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Qualcomm MDM9x25 UE Category 4 LTE) 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 6 LTE) 2G / 3G / 4G LTE (Category 6 LTE)
Dimensions 142 x 72.5 x 8.1 mm, 145 grams 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm max, 138 grams 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm max, 132 grams
Camera

16MP (5132 x 2988) Rear Facing with 1.12 µm pixels, 1/2.6″ CMOS size, 31 mm (35mm effective), f/2.2

2MP Front Facing

16MP (5132 x 2988) Rear Facing, Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus

5MP Front Facing

16MP (5132 x 2988) Rear Facing, Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus

5MP Front Facing

Battery 2800 mAh 2550 mAh 2600 mAh
OS/UI Android 4.4 / TouchWiz UI Android 5 (Lollipop) /
TouchWiz UI
Android 5 (Lollipop) /
TouchWiz UI
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 + BT 4.0, USB3.0, GPS/GNSS, MHL, DLNA, NFC 2×2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, NFC 2×2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + BT 4.1, USB2.0, GPS/GNSS, NFC
Wireless Charging N/A WPC 1.1 (4.6W) & PMA 1.0 (4.2W) WPC 1.1 (4.6W) & PMA 1.0 (4.2W)
Fingerprint Sensor Swipe Touch Touch
SIM Size MicroSIM NanoSIM NanoSIM

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available globally starting April 10th. Both the devices will ship in white, black, and gold colors. An additional blue color will be limited to the Galaxy S6 while the Galaxy S6 Edge will have emerald green option.

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