It’s official. After weeks of leaks and speculation, Samsung Electronics has announced the much-awaited Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, two new additions to the massive assemblage of top-notch mobile phones from the electronics company. The announcement comes after less than a year the Samsung Galaxy S5 was released to the public.
Tough, Vivid, Efficient
The Galaxy S6 Edge was introduced as a unique mobile phone that comes with “the world’s first curved display on both sides.” Its body, composed of the toughest glass to date, is available in many colors such as Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Green Emerald, and Blue Topaz.
Both the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models are created with the meticulous photographer in mind, which is why the high resolutions of the 5MP front and 16MP rear cameras are bound to bring stunning photographs in seconds. Users can also say goodbye to the hassles of recharging, as both phones are equipped with wireless and fast-charge features, the latter providing an unbelievable four hours of usage for just 10 minutes of charge.
Head-to-head with Apple
The two mobile phones were unveiled in Barcelona, during the Mobile World Congress. Samsung will start selling both models on April 10 in 20 countries around the world, Leo Kelion of BBC News reported.
Comparisons with Apple’s latest flagship, the iPhone 6, are now underway. Samsung, however, boasts that its Galaxy S6 model charges faster than the iPhone, takes better pictures, and records higher quality of video clips.
“And it doesn’t bend,” the BBC article remarks.
Other noteworthy features include a more energy-efficient 14 nanometre processor, People Edge that allows an easier way to open calls and texts from contacts, and the use of NFC for Samsung Pay, a wallet service giving mobile phones credit card-like capabilities.
It is still unclear as to how the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge plan to address the threats brought about by new rival Xiaomi, a company with Android handsets that are currently overselling Samsung’s products due to their more affordable prices.
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