Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge; Both Feature Incredibly Fast Charging Capabilities
The much anticipated forthcoming flagship from Samsung has finally been officially unwrapped. Our earlier leak might have ruined surprises, if there were any. As expected, there are indeed two versions of the flagship – one with the standard screen while the other one is a curved display.
Watch our Hands On with the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge here:
The normal Galaxy S6 boasts a slightly larger screen size than its predecessor with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED QuadHD display with a pixel density of 577PPI. Powering the new Galaxy S6 will be an Exynos Octa-Core chipset clocked at 2.1 Ghz which is bundled with a 3GB LPDDR4.
Meanwhile, in terms of optics, it retains the same 16MP count just like its predecessor, though it gets OIS which was missing in its previous iteration. In addition, it also gets a 5MP front facing camera.
On the memory front, the Galaxy S6 will be available in three variant, 32, 64 and 128 GB variants. All based on UFS 2.0 (Universal Flash Storage). And yes, just like the iPhone – the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge will not have micro SD expandability.
Connectivity on the new flagship has been given a slight upgrade, it gets LTE Cat 6 compatibility, while other connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, while globally unlocked variants will work on TDD and FDD LTE bands so networks should not be a problem for Samsung this time around. It also gets a fingerprint scanner while juicing up the smartphone would be 2550mAh battery.
Coming to its curved counterpart, all specs and features are the same except it gets a slightly beefier battery unit at 2600mAh along with an Exynos Octa core chipset clocked at 2.5Ghz. Meanwhile, the edge is mostly for aesthetic appeal. At the event the company announced that it took upto 800 Degree to bend the Gorilla Glass 4 display.
Samsung has included quick charging and wireless charging capabilities in the new S6 and the S6 Edge. The company claims that a 10 minute charge will result in 4 hours of usage.
Charging the Galaxy from 0-100 takes the half the time as the iPhone 6
The pricing remains a question (which should be answered shortly), however it is rumored that the Galaxy S6 Edge will cost more than the Note Edge did at launch.
We have pitted them against each other for a closer look at their specifications:
Samsung Galaxy s6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
|Display||5.1-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED (577ppi)||5.1-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED (577ppi)|
|Processor||2.1GHz Exynos octa-core||2.5 GHz Exynos octa-core|
|Main Camera||16MP + OIS||16MP + OIS|
|Operating System||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop|
|Network||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Bluetooth||4.1 + LTE||4.1 + LTE|