Step aside iPhone 6, the latest smartphone is here. Meet Samsung’s Galaxy S6, which is proclaimed to be one of the company’s best performing to date. Sleek and stylish, the smartphone is encased in a metal-and-glass body; a departure from Samsung’s previous smartphones which came in plastic shells. Let’s not forget the Galaxy S6’s designer counterpart, the Galaxy S6 Edge. With its dual-curved display, it sets the bar high for other phones wanting to achieve that level of perfection. Let’s discuss some of the duo’s specifications.
While it’s true that the Galaxy S6 looks quite like the iPhone 6, let’s not discount its beauty. Samsung has decided to let go of the cheap-looking plastic cases they once used and opted for a clean Gorilla Glass and aluminum body. The same goes with the S6 Edge, which looks even more elegant thanks to its curves. Both devices look great and high-end.
Both smartphones feature Samsung’s preferred screen – a 5.1 Super AMOLED screen with a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1440 pixels and 577 pixels per inch. The result is a super sharp display, with high contrast, vivid colors, and deeper blacks.
Software: The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge both run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest among Google’s roster of operating systems.
- The fingerprint scanner is back, and it’s better than ever.
- Who needs cables when you can charge your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge wirelessly. That’s right!
- Measure your heart rate with the smartphones’ built-in heart rate sensor.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge unfortunately don’t support swappable batteries and say goodbye to expandable storage. While the starter smartphones come with a 32GB memory, you’ll need to buy the 64GB or the 128GB smartphones (which cost more) if you need more space. Ugh.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge released April 2015.