For starters, this took our breaths away.
When Samsung started teasing its then soon-to-be-launched new flagship smartphone, we kinda guessed that they had something wonderful to show and a few tricks up their sleeves. What we didn’t expect was for them to launch not one, but 2 extremely beautiful smartphones that are now called the Samsung GALAXY S6 and the Samsung GALAXY S6 Edge.
— SamsungMobile (@SamsungMobile) March 1, 2015
A couple of days ago, leaked images of a supposed new Samsung smartphone surfaced, hinting at what the Korean giant could be announcing at their Unpacked 2015 event at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona.
We know now that the leak was partially true – there were indeed 2 smartphones instead of just one.
Samsung GALAXY S6
According to our big brother site, Lowyat.net, the GALAXY S6 has been completely redesigned and it’s the classiest Samsung has gone with its phone designs, incorporating materials that are deemed “premium” in its latest flagship. Instead of a plastic back cover, Samsung went with glass (Gorilla Glass 4, to be exact). The metal frame is also said to be made from an “aerospace-grade alloy” and the phone is said to feel very solid and compact.
It will be available in 4 colours: white, black, gold and blue.
Check out the full specs here.
Samsung GALAXY S6 Edge
The GALAXY S6 Edge is, and we quote Lowyat.net, basically the same as the GALAXY S6 because it has the same internal hardware and a similar design – but with a display that curves on both sides. Hence, the “Edge” in its name. The Edge Screen has useful features called People Edge and Information Stream. People Edge allows you to quickly access 5 of you favourite (or most-accessed) contacts whereas Information Stream plugs into more third-party resources, allowing you to have more information displayed on the news ticker.
It will be available in 4 colours: black, white, gold, and an exclusive Emerald Green which will only be available on the GALAXY S6 Edge.
Check out the full specs here.
“Find clarity in darkness”
Now, for months on end, Samsung has been hinting at the probability of the now GALAXY S6 as well as GALAXY S6 Edge possessing crazily powerful cameras. We haven’t actually tried it ourselves but according to Q13 FOX, a double-click on the home button will launch the camera app. Samsung users would know that the home button double-click action used to launch the S Voice – but we reckon that the tech giant found a better use for it, and luckily so!
From what we know, both the GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge boast a higher resolution camera than the iPhone.
The rear camera is 16 megapixels and the front-facing one is 5 MP for both devices; both should also come with impressive light sensors that theoretically let them take better pictures in low-light conditions.
Oh, and the best part? Both smartphones will probably be available in Malaysia by April – that’s next month!
We know this because, well, this:
The one thing that the 2 new smartphones will no longer have is expandable memory. Memory for the GALAXY S6 as well at the GALAXY S6 Edge will be fixed at 32, 64, or 128 GB.
In case you missed it, watch the full announcement video at the Unpacked 2015 event in Barcelona here: