Samsung Galaxy S6 and the curved variant the Galaxy S6 Edge were slotted to be announced at the event “Galaxy Unpacked 2015“. After the Galaxy S6 was launched, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
In the run up to the event, we had seen several leaks of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge along with pricing information, global launch date, Indian launch date, upgraded camera and what not. It will supposedly be the most powerful device from Samsung yet and will look similar to the iPhone 6. Lets finally take a look at the official specifications.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch (2,560 x 1440 pixels) QHD Super AMOLED dual edge display with a pixel density of 577 ppi, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It is powered by 2.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 64-bit processor which will set records on benchmarks. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and has 32/64/128 GB of internal memory which cannot be expanded. It runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS. Samsung Pay with payments comes with the device after the company acquired LoopPay. It comes with fingerprint sensor similar to Apple’s TouchID and heart rate monitor.
One the camera front, the Galaxy S6 Edge rocks a 16 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash along with f/1.9 aperture and Optical Image Stabilisation. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. Users can click pictures with ‘Pro’ mode which has the capability to shoot images in RAW format and can also control shutter speed. Samsung has also worked with their gallery app and they have made it more user friendly.
The Galaxy S6 Edge comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB 2.0, infrared and NFC as connectivity options. The smartphone is powered by a 2,600 mAh non-replaceable battery under the hood with fast charging. It also comes with new wireless charging. It is 7.0 mm thick and weighs 132 grams.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is available in white pearl, black sapphire, gold platinum and green emerald colour variants. There is no information on the pricing but it will go on sale globally starting April 10, 2015.
Here’s what you can expect at Mobile World Congress 2015.