Samsung unveils two Galaxy S6 smartphones

Yesterday Samsung unveiled its new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Two models were introduced, the S6 and the S6 Edge. The S6 phones feature Samsung’s Exynos 7420 chipset, with quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 CPUs and a Mali-T760 GPU. The device comes with 3GB of DDR4 RAM.

Galaxy S6

The special metal that Samsung uses for the S6 is 50% stronger than the metal in other high-end smartphones. The phone’s screen is made Gorilla Glass. The Galaxy S6 has a 5.1-inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display, with a pixel density of 577 ppi. When it comes to battery life, the phone maker claims that it charges faster than any other phone in the industry.

Galaxy S6 Edge

It also features built-in wireless charging (which is compatible with both WPC and PMA wireless charging standards). 10 minutes of charging will give the S6 owner 4 hours of use, while charging from zero to 100% takes half the time that the Apple iPhone 6 takes to charge.

The phone’s 16 Megapixel rear camera is “always on” and can be activated in a second. The S6 will also feature Samsung Pay, which was developed in partnership with Visa and Mastercard. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge come in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz, and Green Emerald. Both the phones will come out with Android 5.0 Lollipop installed.

A downside is that you can’t remove the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery and that it doesn’t have a slot for an extra memory card. This saddens me somewhat because these two features have always been available on the Samsung Galaxy phones.

I’m a huge Android phone and I would really love to try out one or both of these devices. Many folks think that these phones are just copies of the Apple iPhone 6, but I disagree. In fact, they’re more advanced if you ask me. Only time will tell if the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones will live up to expectations, but I think this may just become one of the most popular phones in 2015.

Check out the hands on review that Erica Griffin posted on YouTube below and make up your own mind.

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Henno Kruger
Blogger, Desktop Activist, Twitter / Facebook Addict, Music Festival Addict, Avid lover of South African music, Founder and owner of Running Wolf's Rant and co-founder of SA Music Zone
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