A number of phones are launched every year with better technology and better features. With every phone that launches in the market, the buying decision for the user becomes difficult. It is always better to collect information about the features of the phone. It is also important to know more about the technical spec of the phones to make the right decision. This year the Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona, saw a launch of new phones by a number of companies like Samsung and HTC. Samsung took the opportunity to launch the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Let’s have a close look at the features of these phones that were raging for the past few days.
First, let’s have a quick look at the basic features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The phones are packed with similar features.
Display: Both the phones are designed with a large 5.1” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that features a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. With 70.7% screen-to-body ratio, these phones are equipped with the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 technology.
Hardware: The phones are powered by the Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 CPU for an outstanding performance. They have a 3GB RAM, Mali-T760 GPU, and a Li-Ion 2550mAh battery. They are three variants of these phones, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
Camera: The phones have a 16MP auto-focus primary camera that features a resolution of 2988 x 5312 pixels. It has the optical image stabilization feature and a LED flash too. The front-facing secondary camera has an excellent resolution of 5MP.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP, A-GPS, LE, apt-X, GLONASS, Beidou, NFC, and Infrared are some of the connectivity options that the phones offer.
Sensors: They are designed with sensor options like Accelerometer, compass, heart rate, SpO2 (blood oxygen level).
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge: All new design.
Boasting matte aluminum alloy frames, these phones are designed to stand out. The front and back panels of the phones are equipped with Gorilla Glass 4. The screen display area of the S6 edge is extended to both its edges. Its back cover is non-removable, and the back panel has a protruding camera with flash. The S6 has an Infrared blaster that helps you convert it into a TV remote control. The pill shape edges add to the overall look of the Galaxy S6. The S6 may be available in colors like White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Blue Topaz & Gold Platinum.
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge: Revolutionary camera.
The S6 and S6 Edge have common features like optical image stabilization, tracking auto-focus, voice control panorama, and slow-motion. The 16MP camera with aperture size of f/1.9 ensures the user gets the perfect wide angle shot. Its “Pro mode” special feature works like a DSLR as it allows for easy macro and white balance settings. By simply tapping on the back panel, one can click a selfie. Both the phones allow for full HD and ultra-HD video recording.
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge: All that power.
The Octa-Core Exynos 7420 CPU ensures an efficient performance. The phones are equipped with the Exynos processor and a 3GB RAM. The Mali-T760 graphic processing unit makes devices ideal for gaming too. The quick-charging technology and power saving/managing modes give the user a good play time. These 4G LTE-enabled phones feature connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP (apt-X enabled).
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge: Stunning Display
Built with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a pixel density of 551ppi, the 5.1” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen offer a stunning visual output. The Samsung Galaxy S6 features the scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4, and S6 edge features an extended screen that lets the user check for notifications and message from the sides. The viewing angles are excellent. Also, the sunlight visibility is great as compared to other phones offered by the competitors.
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge: Refreshing User Interface, UX, and features.
The devices run on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. Packed with features like Multi-window mode, Windows drag and resize, unique Kids Mode, and split-screen viewing, the devices promise an excellent user experience. Some of the interesting user experience that S6 offers are:
- Quality preloaded apps like Google apps and OneDrive.
- S Health for heart rate monitor.
- S voice for voice command.
- Fingerprint Reader for security.
- Better controls for disabling pre-installed apps
- Fleksy, a new age keyboard for quick typing
Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge: The competitors.
Samsung’s S6 and S6 edge face direct competition from high-end phones like iPhone 6 (& 6 Plus), HTC One M9, Google/Motorola Nexus 6 and maybe the LG Flex2. The phones have resemblance to Apple iPhone 6 and are designed to mainly target the iPhone user market.
The phones will be priced above 50,000 INR. With its specs and price in India, the phones are going to create a buzz in the cell phone market. With the official release date of the S6 around the corner e-commerce website have already started taking pre-order against an advance payments. Keeping in mind Samsung Galaxy S6 specification and price in India, the Smartphone is gearing up for a great unrest in the mobile segment.