• Paul Fingleton

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge revealed

At Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) in Barcelona Samsung Electronics today announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, finally designing their flagship Galaxy smartphones to look and feel like premium handsets. Rather than plastic used in previous Galaxy S handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are designed using metal and glass, Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 to be precise.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras and aim to use Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance to help provide better photos in low light and difficult lighting situations.

Also integrated into the new handsets are Samsung Pay, an easy-to-use mobile payment service to rival Apple Pay. The service was officially branded and announced today after Samsung completed the acquisition of LoopPay last week. Similar to Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and 6 plus it will be protected using fingerprint scanning, and advanced tokenization. However, unlike Apple Pay, Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic.

“With the all new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung is offering what’s next in mobility, along with a new standard to drive the global mobile agenda,” said JK Shin, CEO and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “By listening to our customers, and learning from both our success and missteps, we continuously push forward new technologies and ideas. With a reimagined design, robust partner network and novel services, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge offer users the ultimate experience in smartphone options.”

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are expected to be available in Ireland, and worldwide, from April 10, 2015 with 32/64/128GB storage options. It will have various colour options also White, Black, Gold, Topaz (Galaxy S6 only) and Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only).

Samsung Galaxy S6 Products Specifications

- LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)

- 5.1” Quad HD(2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED

- Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

- 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, 138g

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Products Specifications

- LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)

- 5.1” Quad HD(2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED, Dual edge

- Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

- 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm, 132g

Source: Samsung

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