Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Launch

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Launch

Samsung needs to land a success with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

The new Samsung flagship smartphones Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are on sale today at major carriers in the United States. For the Korean electronics giant the S6 is incredibly important to increase sliding profits.

According to Reuters, the company is confident that the S6 is a success and predicts record shipments. The S6 needs to beat the failing S5 in sales to make an impact in Samsung’s bottom line. As every year, Samsung has about 6 months without a new Apple iPhone on the market. The S6 Edge has a novelty factor that consumers might go for. Besides the technical specs that outperform the iPhone 6, Samsung also managed a very attractive design. I am an iPhone user, but the Galaxy S6 is far more minimalist than the iPhone 6. For starters the antenna gaps are not visible.

Samsung has raised the bar when it comes to the display, with the Quad HD Super AMOLED display with the 577ppi, which is even better than the Note 4, which is just amazing. The home key also acts as the fingerprint sensor and is larger than the Note 4 and Galaxy S5. Samsung is ready to take on Apple Pay with its Samsung Pay feature, which uses NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) for mobile payments, and this fingerprint sensor will play an important part integrating it.

Talking about the processor, we already knew Samsung has skipped the Snapdragon 810 processor for their home-baked Exynos 7420 chip and Mali-T760 GPU bundled with 3Gb of RAM. Not to forget that the HTC One M9 uses Snapdragon 810 with 3GB of RAM. The battery on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is non-replaceable which is not a norm for Samsung phones. Many users will be disappointed by this, but Samsung has introduced a Fast Charging feature and claims that 10 minutes of charge will give you enough juice to use your phone for 4 hours which is great. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge also come with wireless charging out of box to compensate for the non-removable battery.

The Galaxy S6 is powered by a 2,550 mAh battery while the S6 Edge has a 2,600 mAh battery. Coming to the Camera, it’s a 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and phase detection autofocus supporting 4K video along with a 5MP front facing camera. Samsung claims it to be much better than the class leading iPhone 6 Plus camera and compared some pictures and videos shot from the iPhone 6 Plus and the Galaxy S6.

Clearly Galaxy S6 took the lead with better low light pictures and videos. Samsung has also improved the software experience by removing bloatware from the Touch Wiz and claims lag-free user experience. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be running on Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at the MWC 2015.


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