Monday, March 2, 2015

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

Samsung has unveiled its new flasgship Galaxy S6 devices which, as expected, come in two different versions: the regular Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 edge premiering its double curved screen on the edges.

The Galaxy S line is supposed to be Samsung's finest, but it has been long criticized of relying too much on "plastic". Well, the Galaxy S6 changes all that and should make everyone happy. Now we have slick looking Gorilla Glass 4 panes in the front and back, with a metal chassis all around (though Samsung will still have to face accusations of ripping off the iPhone 6 design for the top/bottom metal sections.)

The S6 and S6 now have a 5.1" Super AMOLED screen (2560x1440 pixels at 577ppi), a Exynos octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64/128GB UFS 2.0 memory (high-speed), 5 and 16MP cameras (with live HDR and optical stabilization in the rear camera), heart rate monitor that also helps the camera white balance detection, LTE Cat 6 (300Mbps), WiFi ac, and 2550mAh (S6) and 2600mAh (S6 Edge) batteries.

This time Samsung left out a microSD slot, as well as water protection; but we get multi-standar wireless charging, 1.5x faster wired charging (4h in just 10 minutes), a fingerprint reader on the home button that doesn't require swiping, and 0.7s fast access to the camera by simply double clicking it from wherever we may be. Samsung also promises a less intrusive TouchWiz (40% less changes) over the default Android Lollipop.

Check the 60sec short version of the presentation... followed by the full version.

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