The latest flagship smartphones of Korean mobile giant Samsung has finally been unveiled during the Unpacked 2015 event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona held on Sunday, March 1.
This year, Samsung released two flagship smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. With the smartphones’ bold and innovative design, the Korean company aims to stand out in the smartphone market seemingly dominated by Apple Inc.
The new smartphones will be available worldwide by April 10.
Here are some of the features of Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge as reviewed by The Guardian:
1. Metal and Glass Design
Samsung has upgraded its look with the use of premium materials. Both smartphones have a new metal and glass design. Previously, Samsung used plastic material for its products.
2. Thinner than iPhone
The latest smartphones from Samsung are now thinner by 0.1mm than the Apple iPhone 6.
3. Pixel-Dense Screen
Both S6 and S6 Edge have one of the most pixel-dense screens with a 5.1in screen that has a quad HD resolution with a density of 577 pixels per inch.
4. Wireless Charging
S6 is actually the first smartphone from Samsung to adapt the wireless charging technology. Simply attach the device to a wireless charging pad and it’s good to go.
5. Fingerprint Sensor
No need to swipe. The new Samsung smartphone can now be accessed with only a single touch with its improved fingerprint sensor.
6. Gear VR
A smaller version of the virtual reality headset Gear VR will be available for S6.
7. Integrated Support for Samsung Pay
Users can now pay for good without the need for credit card with “Samsung Pay”.
8. Choice of Storage
Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have fixed storage variants- users have the option to purchase, 32, 64, or 128 GB.
9. Powerful Processors
The S6 series has finally ditched Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors for their very own Octa-core 64-bit Exynos processor.
The Extra Curve
Design-wise S6 Edge seems to have the extra edge between the two Samsung flagship phones. In addition to having a screen that curves on both the left and right edges of the phone, S6 Edge has added features including a ticker tape news alert, a clock at the edge, and contact photos on the edge to quickly identify who’s calling.
In order to achieve the revolutionary design, Samsung had to remove a few cornerstone features in the S6 series such as waterproofing, microSD card, and removable battery.