Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 and S6 edge smartphones

Samsung has finally unveiled its new flagship smartphone… or should we say smartphones? The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were announced yesterday, ahead of Mobile World Congress 2015.

As rumoured, the new smartphones are built from metal and glass, as opposed to previous models' plastic. It's a big step forward visually - the best-looking Galaxy smartphones to date, we'd say.

The standard Galaxy S6 model features a 5.1in quad HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Exynos processor and 3GB of RAM. Samsung's decided to follow Apple's 'non-upgradeable' approach to storage, so there'll be 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options available at launch.

The decision to include a non-removable rear means there's no way to expand storage via microSD and the battery is smaller than before. The S5 had a 2800mAh battery, which is slightly better than the S6's 2550mAH Lithium-Ion power pack, but the Galaxy S6 should still give users a full day's usage before charging.

The phone will also feature a 16-megapixel rear camera, which has optical image stabilisation to prevent blurry snaps, and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.

The Galaxy S6 edge shares the same specifications as the standard version, but has a wraparound screen which displays notifications and other information on the side. It also demands a higher price tag, although exactly what that will be is yet to be revealed.

Both phones will arrive here on 10 April.

Samsung CEO JK Shin said: "This is the most advanced smartphone in the world. No other manufacturer can match it. The best display, the fastest processors, the best cameras under any conditions. It also looks really cool."

Source: Pocket Lint

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