Earlier today HTC took to the MWC 2015 stage to reveal its latest flagship Android hardware. Now it’s Samsung’s turn to do the same.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is here, and while it may look pretty Samsung-y at first glance, there are some design tweaks worth noting. Samsung’s new Galaxy S smartphone has a metal rim running around the outer edge of the device, which helps to give it a more premium feel than past Galaxy S models. Both the front and the device are covered in Gorilla Glass 4 as well.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy S6 offers a 5.1-inch 2560x1440 Super AMOLED display and a 5-megapixel camera on its face. Around on the back of the phone lives a 16-megapixel camera that protrudes slightly from the device’s body. The rear shooter also has optical image stabilization and an f/1.9 lens.
Packed inside the Galaxy S6 is a 64-bit octa-core Exynos processor made by Samsung. It’s also got 3GB of RAM and 32/64/128GB of storage, but unlike past Galaxy flagships, the new Galaxy S6 doesn’t have a microSD slot for additional space. Also included is support for both Qi and PMA wireless charging, fast charging, and support for Samsung Pay, a feature that uses NFC and LoopPay for mobile payments. Powering the whold package is a 2550mAh battery. As for thickness, the Galaxy S6 measures 6.8mm thick, while the Galaxy S6 edge comes in at 7.0mm thick.
Samsung also revealed the Galaxy S6 edge, which features a design and spec list that’s largely similar to the Galaxy S6. The one big difference between the two phones is that the Galaxy S6 Edge’s display curves on both sides, similar to the Galaxy Note Edge, though that device only had one edge display. The Galaxy S6 edge also has a slightly larger battery than the standard S6, offering a 2600mAh juice pack.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will begin rolling out around the globe starting on April 10. The Galaxy S6 will be available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz, while the Galaxy S6 edge will be sold in Green Emerald as well. In the U.S., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon will offer both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Prepaid customers on Boost Mobile, Cricket Wireless, and MetroPCS will be able to get a Galaxy S6 as well.