Less than a month after unveiling the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at WMC, Barcelona Samsung launched their twin flagship devices in India. Both the devices are a quantum leap in design of the Galaxy S series and marks a new design chapter for the Korean giant. The devices oozes premium factor, way too beautiful and has a beast of a hardware specs within. Here is what you should know about the devices.
Let’s start with the pricing. Samsung has got it right here. To silence the critics who crib about the quick drop in their flagship devices after 2-3 months of launch, Samsung says the prices are locked for 6 months and if it does drop, the company will refund the differences during this period.
Both the devices comes in three variants: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The Galaxy S6 price starts at Rs 49,900, while the Galaxy S6 Edge price starts at Rs 58,900. The Galaxy S6 is priced at Rs 49,900, Rs 55,900 and Rs 61,900 for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively. The Galaxy S6 Edge, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 58,900 (32GB), Rs 64,900 (64GB) and Rs 70,900 for 128GB. Both the smartphones will go on sale on April 10. The pre-bookings has started.
Samsung has talked about the ‘Project Zero’ last year and its intend to begin from scratch its design language for the next S series. The S6 and the S6 Edge stands tall for how serious Samsung was in its effort to ‘rediscover’ its iconic flagship devices which fared badly with Galaxy S5. Everything is new about Galaxy S6 twins. Right from the design language and the choice of materials uses. Bidding adieu to plastic body for which it has been unabashedly criticized for many years, Samsung has crafted its new S6 devices in strong aircraft-grade aluminum and glas Ss with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protecting both the sides. The S6 Edge outwits the standard S6 in design thanks to its dual-edge sides but even the Galaxy S6 can has a flair on its own.
Both the S6 devices have a beasty hardware to boast upon. The 5.1-inch Super AMOED Quad HD (2560×1440 pixels) display squeezes in a pixel density of 577ppi. Opting for its own Exynos 7420 octa-core (2.1GHz quad-core+1.5GHz quad-core) chipset paired with a 3GB of RAM, Mali-T760 GPU the devices are quiet a workhorse and the best in the segment as of now. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop topped with TouchWiz UI which has been overhauled and with reduced bloatware.
On the camera front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and a 5-megapixel camera at the front. Both the cameras have a f/1.9 aperture lens making it good for low-light photography. The front-camera also gets auto-real time HDR.
There is a 2550mAh battery in the Galaxy S6 and a slightly bumped up by 50mAh for S6 Edge which has a 2600mAh pack. For the first time, Samsung has included wireless charging capability to their devices. There is also a quick charging feature and Samsung claims a quick charge of 10 mins can keep the devices running for 4 hours and a full charge takes a flat 80 minutes.
Just like S5, there is a hear-rate monitor and finger-print scanner on both the devices but Samsung has bettered the finger-print scanner and it requires just a touch rather than swiping that was needed on S5. Connectivity options include LTE support, NFC, IR Blaster, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1.
With the curved display on both edges as the USP, S6 Edge is the pick of the both and makes good use of its quirky side screen. We can view notifications, ticker-news alerts, assign five different contacts with different colors for quick color notifications when you receive updates from them and it can also act as a bed-side clock.