The Mobile World Congress officially started yesterday in Barcelona, but a day before that, Samsung unveiled its new flagship devices at the Unpacked 2015 event. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge both boast high-end specs and a number of new features. So what is the difference between them, if there is any?
The Regular Galaxy S6 and the Curved Galaxy S6 Edge
The new, curved screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge presents the only difference between the two models – the rest of the specs are the same, so let’s go and check them out together.
Display: Super AMOLED 5.1”, Gorilla Glass 4
Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (QHD), 577ppi
Processor: 64-bit Samsung Exynos 7420
Camera (rear): 16 MP, OIS, LED flash
Camera (front): 5 MP
Storage: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB (non-expandable)
Battery: 2,550 mAh (S6), 2,600 mAh (S6 Edge); wireless charging
Connectivity: LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, GPS with GLONASS and Beidou, IR blaster, FM radio
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop (with TouchWiz)
Colours: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (GS6); White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald (GS6 Edge)
No Waterproof Body, But a Fantastic User Interface
Samsung changed up the looks of its phones quite a bit, and many people agree that these are Samsung’s most beautiful smartphones to this day. With two volume buttons and audio jack on the bottom, they look quite similar to the popular iPhone 6. Sadly, neither the GS6 nor the GS6 Edge have a waterproof body, and there is no microSD card slot. Just like the iPhone, you cannot remove the battery from the GS6 or S6 Edge.
Both phones run on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, which offers a simplified and more organized UI – no clutter, only a select number of apps, and the new Smart Manager app will definitely help you keep track of your phone’s performance in the long run.
We are yet to learn more about the pricing details, but we do know that the handsets will go on sale in 20 markets on April 10.