End with all the rumors! Finally the day has arrived and the correct informations are here. A few weeks ago the Korean company asked to the world “What’s Next” and today they answer “Next is Now”!
Just a few minutes ago Samsung confirmed at MWC in Barcelona, the arriving of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. And we can say that Samsung surprises everyone with some of the new features. Along with the show and introduction videos that were amazing.
But let’s end with all this talk. Yes the show was great, but what about the devices?
There were a lot of rumors about Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge design. Today we can confirm that the frames are made with metal and glass. This is a special type of glass, it’s a micro pixel layer glass. So if you are showing your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Egde to a friend you can put your device in several angles, according to the light, and get several colors. With this you don’t get to only say “Oh my phone it’s Black”. In the Samsung event they showed this effect and it really looks nice on the phone. However you can choose between five colors: Pearl White, Black Saphire, Platinum Gold, Topazio Blue (only for the Galaxy S6), Emerald Green (only for the Galaxy S6 Edge). And besides that they will have Corning Gorila Glass 4 protection.
The metal part of the frame composition promises to be 50% stronger than other metals. All of this it’s great if you are one of those clumsy people and your phone are always slipping from your hands. A smartphone built for last and resist, that’s what we hope!
Another rumor was about the charging of these devices. Well, now we can confirm that they will come with built-in wireless charging and built-in battery. Samsung promises to bring to the table a faster charging battery and the possibility to charge your phone in cafes or restaurants that have that possibility.
And what about the user experience? Samsung also did some improvements on this.
According to the company, they change this experience to be more intuitive, simple and faster. The design of the pages and menus was also refurbished with brighter and simpler colors and layouts. Another great feature it’s the colors and apps combination. So every app has one color, for example contacts are green.
On the Galaxy S6 Edge this is very useful and very cool to watch. With the screen phone down you can see the color of the notification and identify who are calling or what type of notification it is. If you receive an e-mail and you are at a meeting, for example, buy putting your finger on the fingerprint sensor the devices sends an automatic e-mail, notifying the other person that you are busy.
Camera application also had an update. All the camera menus were refurbished and with no scrolling. Plus, the camera it’s always on stand-by, with the Quick Launch. And you are asking why this a useful thing? Well, that’s simple. Imagine a great moment that you want to capture. With this new camera feature you don’t have the problem of have to access to the camera application. Sometimes this takes too long and when you have the camera ready the moment is gone. On the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge you just have to double click the home button and in less than one second you have the camera application ready.
Do you have the problem of blurred pictures? With the Object Tracking Autofocus, Samsung promises to put an end to this problem.
The front camera will have 5MP, a special low light feature, a F 1.9 lens that promises 60% more light and even a real time HDR. In what concerns to the rear camera this also has a F 1.9 lens and 16 MP.
To prove the quality of this new camera, Samsung showed some pictures and videos comparing their results with the Iphone 6 Plus results.
And now these are some of the specifications of these devices:
- 6,8 mm of thickness (Galaxy S6) and 7,0 mm (Galaxy S6 Edge)
- 5.1″ Quad HD Super AMOLED screen with 577 ppi pixel density and in the Galaxy S6 this will wrap both edges
- 64 bit and 14 nm Exynos 7420 processor (20% more performance and 35% more economic, without interruptions or lag)
- 3 GB RAM LPDDR4 (80% faster than the one on the Samsung Galaxy S5)
- Android Lollipop 5.0
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge will be available starting April 10th in 20 not specified countries. You just have to choose if you want 32GB, 64GB or 128GB internal storage.
Besides these two devices, Samsung also announced the new Gear VR where the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge can now fit in.
Another thing presented by the Korean company was the Samsung Pay, another rumor that it’s now confirmed.
Because the use of the NFC for payments it’s not universal accepted, Samsung developed this new service that allows you to use it with NFC, debit cards or credit cards. The payment it’s finished with your fingerprint and no card data it’s store anywhere.
However this Samsung service will only be available in the U.S.A and Korea starting this Summer.