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.

Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

The new devices are very powerful and include what most were wanting in the next big thing.

Operating SystemAndroid 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz
DisplayS6: 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) 577ppi Super AMOLED
S6 edge: 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) 577ppi Super AMOLED with dual curved edges
ProcessorOcta-core 4×2.1GHz + 4×1.5GHz 64-bit 14nm Samsung Exynos processor
Storage32GB, 64GB, 128GB (non-expandable)
Rear Camera16MP, 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 Camera5MP, ƒ/1.9, auto real-time HDR, low-light video
NetworkLTE Category 6 (300/50Mbps)
Connectivity802.11a/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
SensorsAccelerometer, ambient light, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, heart rate monitor, HRM, proximity
ChargingUSB 2.0, PowerMat wireless (WPC 1.1, 4.6W output), Qi wireless (PMA 1.0, 4.2W output)
BatteryS6: 2550mAh (non-removable)
S6 edge: 2600mAh (non-removable)
DimensionsS6: 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
WeightS6:: 138g / 4.87oz
S6 edge: 132g / 4.66oz
VideoFormats: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9
AudioCodecs: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS
Samsung software featuresDownload 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 securityOne-touch fingerprint scanner, KNOX management software
Google Mobile ServicesChrome, Drive, Gmail, Google Settings, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, Play Books, Play Games, Play Movies and TV, Play Newsstand, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
ColorsS6: 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.