Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge

 

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Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung finally unveils Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, their biggest upgrade in a recent time at Barcelona yesterday. They have incorporated the curvy edge screen on the sides on one of the new launches as well, which they had earlier tried with Galaxy Note Edge. But, they claim the slant of Galaxy S6 Edge to be slightly smaller compared to Note Edge.

Another highlight of the new launches apart from the curvy edge for S6 is that Samsung has used metallic frame for both the phones and claims it to be 50% stronger than all the materials used by its rivals. They claim that its edges won’t bend, irking its competitors Apple who has faced a problem last year owing to its newly launched iPhone 6 and 6S variants which was complained of having its curved edges bending! It is to be remembered that Samsung had earlier lost its market to its rival Apple after its S5 series doomed in the market.

Both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge features 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen (1440x2560p resolution) thus making it the smartphone with the highest pixel density in the world. It also features 64-bit 2.1GHz octa-core Exynos 7 processor based on 14nm process. The camera has been upgraded as well where the front camera will be 5MP f1.9 lens while the rear camera remains the same as 16MP, but gets f1.9 aperture and optical image stabilization. This helps in taking brighter and shakefree pictures!

Both the smartphones are said to have a longer battery life, with no slot for microSD and you cannot remove the battery from the phone. It becomes 50% charged when plugged in for half an hour and this is half the time when compared to an iPhone to get charged. The S6 Edge uses its curves for a couple of services as well, making it a unique one indeed. Apart from all these, Samsung has also announced Samsung Pay, its rival to Apple Pay, the contactless mobile payment and uses MST technology for its mobile payment system. Samsung has claimed that it has already tied up with numerous banks in the US.

Apart from Samsung Pay, it has also introduced a small wallet service that allows handset to be used as a credit card or debit card when tapped against shop’s NFC chip reader. Currently this service will be applicable only to South Korea and the US!

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