As expected, at MWC 2015, Samsung launched its flagship devices for 2015 – the Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge. At a time when Samsung is facing a fierce competition, the duo has the task to bring back the good times for the Korean giant.
The new Galaxy S6 series is a departure from the previous series, switching from an all-plastic shell to a dual-glass design (Dual Gorilla Glass 4 to be precise) circulated with a metal frame. The new combination of materials works great indeed and the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are arguably, the most beautiful Galaxy smartphones to date.
Both the devices packs a 5.1″ QHD display of Super AMOLED variety resulting into the amazing 577 ppi density. It is protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The hardware button doubles as a fingerprint scanner much similar to Apple’s Touch ID. Unlike the Note Edge, the S6 Edge has the display glass bent on both sides of the phone.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are powered by the company’s Exynos 7420, built on a 14nm process. The Exynos 7420 chip offers an octa-core 64-bit CPU with four Cortex-A57 cores ticking at 2.1GHz and four Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.5GHz. The Exynos 7420 chip uses a Mali-T760 GPU and comes bundled with 3GB LPDDR4 of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S6 series comes with a new ISOCELL camera sensor with 16MP resolution. The camera is enhanced with OIS and has a single-LED flash. Quite expectedly, 4K video recording is supported. The front camera is 5MP, capable of 1080p video capturing.
The new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage, non-expandable though. The Galaxy S6 is powered by a 2,550 mAh battery, while the Galaxy S6 egde has a 2,600 mAh unit. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge run on Android 5.0 Lollipop enhanced with the latest TouchWiz UI.
The Galaxy S6 will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz, while you will be abe to get the Galaxy S6 edge in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald. The pricing is yet to be detailed. Tentatively, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will launch on April 10 in 20 markets, followed soon by even more countries in May.