Samsung just announced two top-of-the-line Android 5.0 smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, which will be available April 10, 2015. Each high-end phone is essentially the same except the edge model’s screen curves over right-side. The S6 edge claims to offer easier access to apps, but it mainly just looks cool.
Each Galaxy S6 phone has 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with 2560×1440 resolution. To put this into perspective, the phones are exactly between the size of the iPhone 6 (4.7″) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5″). Also, the S6 models offer 44% more pixels per inch (577 ppi vs 401 ppi) than the biggest iPhone.
The next cutting-edge feature is wireless charging capability, which means you don’t have to plug them into the the wall to charge. However, you will need a wireless pad that supports WPC and PMA standards. They also support incredibly fast wired charging, providing up to 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.
Both smartphones have 16-megapixel rear cameras, and 5-megapixel front cameras with F1.9 lenses and high-resolution sensors. In addition, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. The camera launches quickly from any screen in 0.7 sec.
The 2015 flagship Samsung S6 smartphones offer the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory provides higher performance and enhanced memory speed, lower power consumption. In addition, they will work with upcoming Samsung Pay mobile payment method.
Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones will be available in the U.S. April 10, 2015. Pricing TBD.