Samsung announced the new Galaxy S6 on the eve of the Mobile World Congress event organized during the 2015 March 1 Unpacked. This time, the Korean manufacturer has decided to make it big, not only improving the previous Galaxy S5 in all respects, but also presenting a second model featuring a curved display on both sides.
Sales below expectations of Galaxy S5 and contraction that registered Samsung throughout 2014 led the company to transform its flagship product. The Galaxy S6 is indeed a unique smartphone, with whom Samsung wants to bring to market a new benchmark for the category.
During the months leading up to the official announcement, the Korean manufacturer has repeatedly used the term Project Zero to indicate a new start, a significant DT than ever before. It is now clear the meaning of these words. For the first time, Samsung chose luxurious materials for its flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S6 and the twin Galaxy S6 edge are made entirely of metal and glass.
The aluminum frame and the Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides offer high resistance, aesthetic and user experience at a high level. Goodbye to plastic, a material used for all previous models.
During the presentation was shown only the date of marketing. The two Samsung Galaxy S6 will go on sale in 20 countries since April 10. Users will be able to buy three versions with 32, 64 and 128 GB memory. The colors are White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold, Platinum, Blue Topaz (only Galaxy S6) and Green Emerald (only Galaxy S6 edge). These official prices announced by group:
Samsung Galaxy S6:739 euros (32 GB) and 849 euro (64 GB)
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge: 889 € (32 GB) and 999 euros (64 GB)
Curved screen then determines an extra 150 euros. The difference in price is not only a matter of design, though: the curved screen makes it possible to access a variety of additional options that take advantage of the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the screen even from a side view (the coloring of side can also be seen with smartphone turned, or locked inside a cover, indicating a notification or a call in which every color may correspond to a predetermined person). Design and utility, in short, to justify the increased cost of “Edge” version compared to the traditional one.
to date was made official by Samsung, which has cut the Ribbon with a view to the smartphone’s debut in our country. Explains the Group «Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S6 S6 and edge will be available in Pearl White, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum for both devices, Blue Topaz, Emerald, only for Galaxy S6 and S6 only for Galaxy Edge».
Presale ends on 9 April and you can participate ‘ in all major consumer electronics and banners at the outlets of the telephone operators ‘. Who finalizes the purchase between 10 and 30 April, says Samsung will receive Wireless Charger Kit to take advantage of wireless charging capabilities right out of the device.
Samsung recommends checking the availability at launch of version and color you want, implying as not all solutions may be readily available. Using the “store locator” on the official Samsung you can identify the nearest store to get their hands on the new top of the range of the group.
The two Galaxy S6 have a Super AMOLED screen from 5.1 inch Quad HD (2560 × 1440, 577 ppi) and incorporate a processor octa core Exynos 7420 (four cores at 2.1 GHz and 1.5 GHz 4 core), the first made with 14-nanometer fabrication process. The hardware also provides 3 GB memory LPDDR4 and 32/64/128 GB memory UFS 2.0. Samsung has greatly improved the quality of cameras to 16 Megapixels and 5 Megapixel camera. During the event Unpacked was compared the quality of video recordings with those made by the iPhone 6. The recent smartphone Apple has lost the race, especially in low light. Auto technologies real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detection White Balance also allow you to take pictures almost perfect.
Since its first release, Samsung has allowed us to remove the back cover to access the battery, the SIM and microSD slot. The use of aluminum unibody frame and glass on both sides has forced the manufacturer to an important change: the battery cannot be removed and the microSD slot has been removed. The user must then assess well what version to buy, given that the internal memory cannot be increased.
Wireless charging and mobile payments
In addition to the materials used and the hardware, the new smartphone supports two other innovative technologies. Samsung has eliminated the need to use a traditional wire feeder, incorporating a universal chip for wireless charging, WPC standards compliant and PMA. The charge rate has been increased up to 1.5 times the Galaxy S5. Also, it only takes 10 minutes to have a battery life of 4 hours.