Samsung is setting up to have one of the biggest launches in the history of the company. The company officially sent out invitations to the launch of the Galaxy S6, and likely the Galaxy Edge variant as well, at its traditional UNPACKED event during MWC in Barcelona, Spain. The release will come on March 1st, when HTC will also be launching their own flagship smartphone for 2015 – the HTC One M9, or HTC One Hima, as it’s been rumored to be called. The event will be held at the Centre de Convencions International de Barcelona. Samsung, holding the event at this massive venue, has sparked a lot of conversation about what the company is actually going to be doing at the event, or what they’re trying to achieve. That’s why it seems likely at this point that the company will be releasing two phones, and not just one.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is said to be the smartphone that many have been waiting for Samsung to release for some time. While previous members of the Galaxy S lineup have failed and not drawn the right crowd – this edition seems to squash any notion of failure completely. The display will be an impressive 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED edition that will put the bad memories of the Galaxy S5 in the rearview mirror, and with a 64-bit eight-core CPU – it will cruise compared to the last model. Add in a 20MP camera facing the rear, and a 5MP camera facing the front, a 2550mAh battery, which should handle most user’s needs, as well as 4-hours of usage out of a single, ten minute charge. The device will also feature wireless charging, according to recent reports, and a price that will be a little higher than previous models.
Samsung is doing a couple of things though that is proving that they’re willing to compete with anyone this year. They’re releasing two devices, including the Edge variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Interestingly though, Samsung doesn’t seem to be concerned about cost – as there have even been rumors about a metal casing that will function around the phone to make it a little more durable, and give it that – top of the line feel, compared to previous models. All of that being said though, that might not even be the most interesting note to come from the invite. Rather the fact that Samsung is willing to go head-to-head with HTC for releases is a rather interesting move though not completely unheard of. Samsung is stepping up to the plate in a big way this year. There will also be a live stream of the event featured at Samsung’s YouTube channel.