Finally The Tease With Samsung Is Over


The wait is finally over for fans of the Samsung Galaxy Series

After months of teasing us all with sexy trailers and peek-a-boo press images, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is finally here! With it also comes the Galaxy S6 Edge, which is pretty much like the Note Edge but with both sides of the Smartphone designed with the curved screen instead of one. Needless to say, this also gives the S6 Edge a little more character than the S6.

This time Samsung has got its game plan carefully directed at the pitfalls of S5 and the Note Edge. It has moved away from the ‘plastic-y’ finish of the Galaxy S5 to a metallic finish for the Galaxy S6 and Edge to give it a more polished sophisticated look that the S6 deserves. To add on to this, both the S6 and S6 Edge are available in a range of colours apart from the usual black or white.

The all new Samsung Galaxy S6.
Image Credit: Samsung

General Specifications

The S6 stands at 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs 138g while the S6 Edge stands at 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm weighing a mere 132g.

Running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, the S6 packs a 5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED display, LTE Cat. 6, 3GB RAM, 32/64/128GB of internal memory, 16MP rear (with flash) and 5MP (without flash) front camera, Wifi, Bluetooth, NFC and IR Remote.

The battery life of both the S6 and S6 Edge are going to be a concern for those who are heavy Smartphone users. The S6 has a battery life of 2550mAh and the S6 Edge 2600mAh. However, with super-fast wired charging technology the S6 and S6 Edge can be charged quickly. 

The sleek Samsung S6 Edge
Image Credit: Samsung

 

Price: Looks to be set at the same price range as S5 when it was first launched. Prices should start from USD$855 onwards.

Launch Date: Still unconfirmed but most likely somewhere next month.

The Good:

  • A range of colours to express your personality.
  • Faster charging system that allows the S6 to be fully charged in a fraction of the time.
  • Better front camera for all the selfie lovers.


The Bad:

  • The MicroSD slot has been removed – say goodbye to expandable memory.
  • The reduced battery capacity from 2800mAh (S5) to 2550mAh (S6)/2600mAh (S6 Edge)
  • Samsung has designed the Smartphone in a way that the battery is no longer detachable – no more swapping out lifeless batteries for a spare.
  • Still runs on USB 2.0 instead of the latest USB 3.0 for faster data transfer speeds.


Final Say: Finally a breath of fresh air from Samsung; with the introduction of not one but two designs for the S6!

We are apprehensive at the quality of battery life for the S6 especially on a Quad HD Super AMOLED 5.1” display. For those who keep their Smartphone’s in their jeans, the curved display on the Edge might pose the same problem as the Note Edge and open applications every time you pocket your Smartphone.

On another note, you have got to love Galaxy S6’s and S6 Edge’s curves and all her imperfections. With the improved design in place, camera and battery charging speed the S6 is a good upgrade for those seeking regular sized Smartphones.

 

 

By Geralyne Kaye Ong / March 3, 2015 5:45 PM GMT+8

Tags: Tech Storm, TechStorm, TV, Cult, Smartphones, Evolution, Battery, Battery Saving, Samsung, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy, Edge, S6 Edge, MicroSD, Super AMOLED Display, Galaxy Series Fans, Selfie, Two Designs 

 

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