Samsung Impresses at the MWC with Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge


Samsung never fails to deliver and this is what they did for the Mobile World Congress unpacked event. Their presentation no doubt was impressive keeping in tune with the theme of the event which was futuristic innovations. As we have said before hand Samsung is one company that always innovates and brings something new to the table and they have done that this time around too. People may criticize that the Samsung pops out a lot of products which look the same, they also need to give Samsung the credit for many innovative firsts too.

For the new flagships the company went back to the drawing board and decided to work on it from scratch. Their work seems to have paid off in the form of two beautiful, sleek and powerful devices, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The company spokesperson said that with the new flagship they have ‘redefined the brand’ and that is true.

Galaxy S6

With the Galaxy S6, Samsung has turned a new chapter in the S-series flagship. A sleek metal unibody is the first impression that the device leaves in your mind. The device is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 at the front and back making it one of the most toughest devices on the market right now. They even mocked Apple when they said ‘it does not bend’. With sleek devices this is one of the main concerns, well if you had this in your mind for the Galaxy S6 flagship, rest assured the company has covered all aspects well.

The smartphone sports a 5.1-inch Quad UD resolution display. It will take the pixel density to 577ppi making the display clear, crisp and sharp. The device is powered by 64-bit Exynos chipset. It is one of the first processors built on 14-nanometer architecture. Along with a powerful processor, it is equipped with a 3GB RAM and 32 GB, 64 GB and I28 GB internal storage options. There is a question though, why didn’t Samsung go for a 4 GB RAM?

Well let’s have a look at the camera, as that is one of the main functions of our devices currently. With HTC coming out with a 20-megapixel camera, some people may get miffed at Samsung’s 16-megapixel main camera. At the end of the day performace and the features associated with camera matters. One new feature that Samsung introduced this time around is that by just double tapping the home button the camera turns on, no need to find the camera app  now, just double tap and you are ready. It has F 1.9 aperture and along with that Optical Image Stabilization is also present. It can take great shots at low light as well. Samsung has also added the Object Tracking Function in the device too. The selfie shooter is 5 megapixel with a F 1.9 aperture. The camera also has automatic real-time HDR.

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The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge run on Android 5.0 Lollipop and TouchWiz user interface. The company has improved and tweaked the TouchWiz too by removing unnecessary software functions and making things simple. Samsung says that they have listened to what people had to say and worked on these suggestions.

The device will be available in 20 countries from 10th April and it will cost around $650- $700. It will be available in four jewel toned color options: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz. Samsung has also made different cases to go along with the devices in different styles and materials and it all looks good.  So are you looking forward to the new innovative Galaxy S6?

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Galaxy S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 Edge is the world’s first dual-sided curved display. There is no doubt it is a really beautiful device. The craftsmanship is impeccable and the credit goes to Samsung for thinking out of the box and producing a futuristic device. The device seem to fit Samsung’s tagline for the event ‘Next is Now’.

Galaxy S6 Edge shares the rest of the features with Galaxy S6 but there is a difference too. The curved display of the device is not for decoration but the company has allotted some special features to the space. It will offer you quick access to contacts, apps and notifications. Users will also be able to assign colors to five of their contacts and whenever those contacts call, email or text them that color will start glowing through the edges. Users will also be able to decline calls just by swiping the finger at the heart rate scanner sensor.

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Samsung Pay

As we predicted Samsung did indeed introduce the SamsungPay service at the MWC platform. A few weeks back Samsung bought LoopPay and stated that upcoming Samsung’s devices will have the mobile payment option and yes they do. SamsungPay is very different from ApplePay as it does not depend on NFC and for making the transactions easier, the company has partnered with VisaCard to get their system going. The SamsungPay technology can be used at vendors who accept credit card, debit card and also NFC. Their service makes the device your wallet in which through built-in finger print sensors people will be able to start the payment process. Samsung Pay will first be introduced in US and South Korea and then we will see it expand to other global markets as well.

Samsung has indeed impressed us with their MWC event, their devices are impeccable and it is indeed the ‘beginning of a whole new Galaxy’. Samsung apart from the above mentioned devices and services is also introducing the wireless charging technology built-in the devices and a new Gear VR has been designed to support Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Which device just wowed you? Are you looking forward to getting your hands on any of these devices? Do let us know what you think.


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