As expected, Samsung has today officially introduced Samsung Galaxy S6 and its curved glass sibling, Galaxy S6 Edge in India for 49,900 INR and 58,900 INR respectively, for the base 32 GB models. Globally, the handset is bound to be a success and analyst are already quoting and revising expected sales figures, maxing above 55 million units for 2015.
These two new premium looking flagship devices will go on sale in April next month. The 64GB and 128GB variants of the Galaxy S6 are priced at Rs 55,900 and Rs 61,900 respectively, while for S6 edge, the price is 64,900 INR and 70,900 INR respectively
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and and S6 Edge are primarily differentiated with the display. Though both have a 5.1 Inch super AMOLED 2K display, the glass folds around the edges in Galaxy S6 Edge. This essentially adds to the style rather than having a functional advantage.
Both phones are powered by Samsung’s own 14 nm FinFET process based 64 bit Exynos 7420 (4 x 2.1 GHz Cortex A57 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) processor with faster 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM and Mali T760 MP8. Instead of eMMc based nand flash, Samsung is using much faster UFS 2.0 internal Nand flash storage which is faster and allows simultaneous read-write operations.
There is a 16 MP main snapper on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge with OIS and a wide angle lens. Also, there is a 5 MP secondary camera for video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots. Software is Android 5.0 Lollipop based touchWiz UI, with a lot less bloatware.
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge include non removable 2,550 mAh and 2,600 mAh batteries. Other features include wireless charging, Samsung Pay, NFC, IR Blaster, GPS, WiFi ac, Glonass, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE. You can choose from black, white, gold and blue colors for the S6, and black, white, gold and green for the S6 edge.
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|Model||Samsung Galaxy S6||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge|
|Display||5.1 inch, Quad HD||5.1 inch, Quad HD|
|Processor||Octa Core Exynos 7420||Octa Core Exynos 7420|
|RAM||3 GB||3 GB|
|Internal Storage||32 GB/ 64 GB/ 128 GB, Non-Expandable||32 GB/ 64 GB/ 128 GB, Non-Expandable|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop|
|Camera||16 MP/ 5 MP||16 MP/ 5 MP|
|Battery||2,550 mAh||2,600 mAh|
|Price||49,900 INR/ 55,900 INR/ 61,900 Ninr||58,900 INR/ 64,900 INR/ 70,900 INR|