Samsung Galaxy S6 – The Next Galaxy is officially out. During the ‘Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015’ event in Barcelona, Samsung unveiled the features and specifications of its new Samsung Galaxy S6. Along with Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was also presented to the world. As expected, the new member to the Galaxy S family comes with lot of improvements. The display, body, camera, hardware and user interface; everything got an upgrade. So, lets go straight to the features and specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Specifications
Screen & Display: 5.1 inch Quad HD, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, Super AMOLED display.
Processor: Exynos 7420 64 bit Octa core processor
Memory: 3GB LP DDR4 RAM with internal memory of 32/64/128GB
Camera:16 MP Main camera and 5MP front camera
Battery: 2550mAh non removable
Special Features of Samsung Galaxy S6
- S6 Design
S6 is beautifully crafted with full metal and glass body. It becomes the world’s first smart phone to feature dual curved screen edges. The phone is thin, sleek and stiff, constructed using latest cutting edge technology. The Corning Gorilla Glass 4 makes the device more tuff. The special metal used in S6 is 50% more stronger, which guarantees, the device never bends.
- S6 Display
The screen size of S6 remains intact at 5.1 inches, like its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S5. But the screen resolution increased from 1080 x 1920 pixels(432ppi) to 1440 x 2560 pixels(577 ppi). This, along with the Quad HD display adds to the clarity of the visuals.
- Brand New UI with Touch Wiz
The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a redesigned, brand new user interface. Reduced depth to menus and settings, promises easy navigation. Unnecessary notifications and displays were removed. Faster processor and memory makes the next galaxy more responsive than ever.
The Galaxy S6 has got a pretty good visual experience. The bright and simple colours makes everything clear and better organised. Color codes are used to easily differentiate between apps. So, green forphone, purple for video and orange for contacts.
The UI improvements touches each and every area. The camera controls are all at your finger tips. To add an effect to the photo or to use a camera option, it is more easier. This is because of the labels that appears along with the icons. Separate ‘professional mode’ for creative photographers with more camera options.
- Powerful Processor and Hardware
Galaxy S6 has a 64 bit architecture built using FinFET technology. The 14nm chip is 20% faster and 35% more energy efficient than the 20nm chip. Also, S6 is the first smart phone to feature this 14nm FinFET chip.
The DDR 4 RAM in Galaxy S6 is 80% more faster than the DDR 3 RAM. It uses a new flash storage technology, which is a fusion of SSD and eMMC, the Universal flash storage 2.0. This makes the device faster and more power efficient perfect for gaming, watching videos and for taking photos. The internal flash memory is in three variants: 32GB/64GB/128GB.
As the Samsung Galaxy S5, s6 also has built in Finger print and Heart rate sensors. The finger print sensor is a bit advanced, so that just a touch is required. In S5, finger swype was necessary to track the finger print. The heart rate sensor is same as that was in S5.
- Impressive Camera
The Samsung Galaxy S6 packs a stunning camera that works well in any lighting condition. The low light camera performance is impressive as compared to the iphone 6 camera. The primary camera is 16 Mega pixels with F1.9 lens. The real time HDR along with the special low light shot feature, combines multiple photos to create the brightest image. It also has an Optical Image Stabilisation(OIS) capability and Object tracking Auto Focus to capture moving objects.
The S6’s front camera is also splendid, with 5MP F1.9 lens. By incorporating real time HDR, Galaxy S6 has become world’s first selfie smart phone to have this feature. The real time HDR gives high quality photos even at low light conditions. The F1.9 bright lens helps you to shoot more clear and bright videos. The default camera app loads quickly in less than a second(0.7s).
- Efficient Battery with Wireless Charging
S6 incorporates an efficient battery that is non removable. It powers you upto 12 hrs on WiFi/11 hrs of LTE/13 hrs video play/49 hrs of hearing music. The charging in S6 is more faster. It takes only 10 minutes charging to use the phone for 4 hours.
The S6 has built in wireless charging technique. So, no extra pads or covers are required for charging the device wirelessly. It is compatible with WPC qi and PMA standards.
- Shopping with Samsung Pay
The Samsung pay introduced in Galaxy S6 allows you to shop everywhere. It accepts credit cards, debit cards and NFC. MST in Samsung Pay allows you to use mobile payments even when the merchant only supports Magnetic stripe.
The payment method is so simple. Swype to activate Samsung Pay. Authenticate with your finger print. Tap it to the card reader. You are done. Samsung Pay is more secure. It uses two level security. First, with the finger print sensor. Second, no card data is stored with Samsung or with the device. To deliver a best in class mobile payment solution, Samsung has partnered with major payment networks such as Master cards and VISA. Other networks include citi bank, us bank, First Data, synchrony, American Express, Bank of America and Chase. Samsung Pay services is about to start this summer in United States and Korea.
- Samsung Knox Security – Ready for Business
The samsung knox adds your Android smart phone’s security to the next level. The viruses and malwares have no chance. In terms of the hardware and software, the Knox promises a higher level security essential for business. The Samsung Galaxy S6 integrates with all the leading MDM’s including Airwatch, Blackberry, Fancyfon, Good, MaaS360, Mobileiron and SOTI.
If you are interested, watch the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 Official Video over here.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Pricing | Release date
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will be available in the market from April 10, 2015 in 20 countries. There will be 3 variants with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options. S6 comes in 5 amazing colors viz White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald.
Pricing in countries:
India: Rs.52,999 for Galaxy S6 and 61,999 for S6 Edge.
US: $699 for Galaxy S6 32GB model, to $1049 for S6 Edge 128GB.
Europe: Starting at €699, €799 and €899. Galaxy S6 Edge with 32GB at €849, 64GB at €949 and 128 GB at €1049.