Samsung To Take Crown As Smartphone King with Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung’s new flagship announcement of the Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge has taken the tech world by storm. A major departure from the materials that so many people complained about – mainly chromed and texturised plastics – has lost favor with consumers and critics alike so for these releases the company has come out with devices compared to the premium metals and glass being used by Apple, & HTC. It is interesting to note that Samsung chose to remove both the external memory and the removable battery options in both phones to accommodate this change.
Even with these two shortcomings Samsung truly has the potential to regain the crown of the smartphone king. Already with glowing reviews for the design, interface, speed and innovation it’s important to keep watching. These two phones will change the market in 2015. With many accessories and a new Galaxy Gear VR to launch very soon, 2015 is an exciting year for Samsung.
Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest Google phone operating system, ships with the S6 and S6 Edge, with a refreshed version of Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on top and far fewer preloaded apps.
The new devices are very powerful and include what most were wanting in the next big thing.
|Operating System||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz|
|Display||S6: 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) 577ppi Super AMOLED|
S6 edge: 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) 577ppi Super AMOLED with dual curved edges
|Processor||Octa-core 4×2.1GHz + 4×1.5GHz 64-bit 14nm Samsung Exynos processor|
|Storage||32GB, 64GB, 128GB (non-expandable)|
|Rear Camera||16MP, OIS, ƒ/1.9, auto real-time HDR, low-light video, high clear zoom, IR detect white balance, virtual shot, slow motion, fast motion, pro mode, selective focus|
|Front Camera||5MP, ƒ/1.9, auto real-time HDR, low-light video|
|Network||LTE Category 6 (300/50Mbps)|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2×2), 620Mbps, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot|
Bluetooth 4.1 LE, A2DP, atp-X, ANT+
GPS, GLONASS, NFC, IR remote, USB 2.0
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, heart rate monitor, HRM, proximity|
|Charging||USB 2.0, PowerMat wireless (WPC 1.1, 4.6W output), Qi wireless (PMA 1.0, 4.2W output)|
|Battery||S6: 2550mAh (non-removable)|
S6 edge: 2600mAh (non-removable)
|Dimensions||S6: 143.4mm x 70.5mm x 6.8mm / 5.65-inches x 2.78-inches x 0.27-inches|
S6 Edge: 142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7.0mm / 5.59-inches x 2.76-inches x 0.28-inches
|Weight||S6:: 138g / 4.87oz|
S6 edge: 132g / 4.66oz
|Video||Formats: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9|
|Audio||Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS|
Formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Samsung software features||Download Booster, OneDrive (115GB free storage for 2 years), OneNote, Private Mode, Quick Connect, S Health 4.0, S Finder, S Voice, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Sound Alive+, Themes|
|Samsung security||One-touch fingerprint scanner, KNOX management software|
|Google Mobile Services||Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Google Settings, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, Play Books, Play Games, Play Movies and TV, Play Newsstand, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube|
|Colors||S6: white, black, gold, blue|
S6 edge: white, black, gold, dark green
Note: Not all storage size or colors may be available in every market worldwide.