Samsung wanted to make sure that they were never left behind in the smartphone world again, and after the successful launch of the iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus, the company decided to leave nothing to fate. The latest editions to Samsung’s flagship line deliver with the specs, load the devices with features, and ensure that anyone looking to pick up a Galaxy flagship this year – will be getting the best Android device on the market.
Samsung wanted to make sure that there was a differentiator between the two devices, so they decided to put a curved screen on the Galaxy S6 edge – that wasn’t an entire surprise. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 doesn’t have the curved edges that the edge does, it still has an incredible display. Both devices pack a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display that delivers in every way. The curved edge on the Galaxy S6 edge is more cosmetic than it is for raw function – however, that doesn’t take anything away from the device at all.
Interestingly, the rumors wound up being accurate as the company ditched the Snapdragon 810 processor altogether for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Instead, the company opted for a in-house built Exynos 7420 chip that performs very similarly to the Snapdragon 810– without the any heating issues that the device had supposedly had in testing. Combine that with 3GB of RAM as well as the usual options for onboard storage, and it’s really impressive devices in specification. The cameras on the device wound up living up to the rumors, as well, adding a 16MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing shooter, which falls out exactly the way many thought it would.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will both support Samsung Pay, when that does actually launch, and the device offers an upgraded fingerprint sensor that beats out previous models. The devices are running Android 5.0 Lollipop and will accommodate wireless charging, which is a serious upgrade for both of these devices. As far as battery life is concerned, the edge has a slightly larger battery – but the biggest improvement in battery life doesn’t come from a larger battery. Instead, Samsung contends that the processor that was built by them will boast better battery life, and push the Galaxy lineup into the future.
The devices will be launching in April on the 10th, and the expected pricing falls around $200 for the Galaxy S6 and about $300 for the Galaxy S6 edge. However, those prices are contract prices, and when it comes to buying the contract off-contract it will cost $650 for the S6 and at least $750 off-contract for the S6 edge. This device though is without any question – the best thing that Samsung has put together to date.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 Livestream Replay