Samsung announces Galaxy S6, S6 Edge

Hours after HTC unveiled its One M9 phone, Samsung has announced its latest phones: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The South Korean manufacturer is looking to retain its dominance in the Android hardware market with the latest entries in its Galaxy series, including a second attempt at a curved-screen device following last year’s Galaxy Note Edge.

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Both phones are similar in design and specs, deviating from hardware design Samsung has used in the past. The phones are made from metal and glass, with Gorilla Glass 4 covering both the front and back. Another change from previous Samsung devices is a lack of removable battery and no microSD slot. In terms of specs, each phone features a 5.1-inch QuadHD AMOLED screen, octacore processor, 3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera, and Android 5.0 Lollipop with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. Storage options include 32, 64 or 128GB. The S6 includes a 2550mAh battery while the S6 edge bumps the battery up slightly, to 2600mAh.

Both phones are expected to be available worldwide April 10, and will eventually be available for all major U.S. carriers. Color options include White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only) and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only). More information can be found here.

The full spec list follows:

Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge Product Specifications

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S6 edge
Network LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)
Display
5.1’’ Quad HD(2560×1440)
577ppi, Super AMOLED

5.1’’ Quad HD(2560×1440)
577ppi, Super AMOLED,
Dual edge
AP Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 16MP OIS(rear), 5MP (front)
Video MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM, VP9
Audio
Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,
WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS

Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA,
AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL,
RTX, OTA
Camera Features
Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR (Front
& Rear), F1.9, Low Light Video (Front & Rear), High
Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot,
Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus
Additional Features Ultra Power Saving Mode
Download Booster
S Health 4.0
Samsung Pay
Smart Manager
Microsoft Apps (OneDrive 115GB for 2 years, OneNote)
Sound Alive+
Themes
Quick Connect
Private Mode
S Finder, S Voice
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google
Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games,
Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play
Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2×2)
620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot
Bluetooth®: v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+
USB: USB 2.0
NFC
IR Remote

Sensor
Accelerometer, Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass,
Barometer, Fingerprint, Hall, HRM
Memory RAM: 3GB, LPDDR4
Internal Memory: 32/64/128GB, UFS 2.0
Wireless Charging WPC1.1 (4.6W Output) & PMA 1.0 (4.2W) compatible
Dimension 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, 138g 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm, 132g
Battery 2,550mAh 2,600mAh

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