Scheduled for an April 10th 2015 launch date, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been announced at MWC2015 and will be available with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB memory.
Here we preview the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge to show what’s instore.
Samsung Galaxy S6 design
The Samsung Galaxy S6 design incorporates the standard smartphone design with a blend of glass and metal. The Galaxy S6 Edge, which will be slightly more expensive, is the world’s first phone to have a curved edge display on both sides.
The glass body uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and a range of jewel colour tones will become available including Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Green Emerald and Blue Topaz.
The design remains slim with either a 6.8mm thick or 7mm (Edge) thick body and at just over 130 grams this pair of new smartphones are extremely lightweight. Both sport a 5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels which equates to 577ppi.
The octa-core processor is both fast and energy efficient and there is 3GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S6 camera
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have a 16MP camera that is now backed up by a 5MP secondary camera for video calling or taking a selfie. To ensure you never miss the moment there is a Quick Launch feature that puts you ready to shoot in just 0.7 seconds. Just double tap the home button from any screen.
Other features designed to assist your photographic skills include Auto real-time HDR, Smart Optical Image Stabilisation, IR Detect White Balance, Slow Motion, Fast Motion and Selective Focus.
Samsung Galaxy S6 features
The Samsung Galaxy S6 features include those created by Samsung such as S Health 4.0, S Finder and S Voice. Sound Alive+ senses music tracks and makes alterations to ensure perfect sound reproduction while customers in the US will enjoy Samsung Pay which works in conjunction with Samsung KNOX security and the new enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner.
The 2550/2600mAh battery performance is also worth a mention as this recharges 1.5 times faster than the battery on the Galaxy S5. Just 10 minute of charge gives 4 hours usage making a quick top up extremely useful when time is short.
The remaining features include 4G internet browsing, wireless charging to WPC or PMA standards and the Android Lollipop OS is onboard giving you the Chrome web browser, YouTube, Hangouts and Maps among other things.
Samsung Galaxy S6 verdict
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be the natural update for Samsung fans and those who love their gimmicks will choose the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge now that there is a curved side display suited to both left and right-handed users.
Written by: Michael Brown