With the biggest annual fest for mobile devices the Mobile World Conference coming to an end last week there are a lot of new devices unveiled. While new phones are launched every week, the ones launched at Barcelona are special. So here’s the most promising (and much awaited) device from the top Android smartphone manufacturer – Samsung Galaxy S6!
To be very honest Galaxy S5 was not a successful phone (it sold 40% less units than its predecessor) and with Apple recently dethroning Samsung to become the world’s top smartphone manufacturer, Samsung really needed to pull out an ace! At MWC Samsung launched a successor to its Galaxy S lineup – the S6. For the past 5 generations a major complaint users have had with this lineup has been its cheap-looking plastic exterior which overshadows the exceptional hardware-software performance.
With the S6, Samsung has specifically fixed this issue. The phone is a beauty with premium glass-metal design. Though we aren’t complaining but you can’t help notice some striking similarities between the designs of S6 with its arch-rival the iPhone6!
Samsung never compromises on the displays for its flagships and S6 is no exception. With a 5.1’” Quad-HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) Super AMOLED screen the display is simply jaw-dropping! For those who seek durability it comes with the latest Gorilla Glass 4 front-back panels. The overall build is solid and slim at around 6.8 mm.
In terms of hardware, Samsung Galaxy S6 unapologetically kills the competition. Packed with a 64bit Exynos octa-core (Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz) processor and coupled with 3 gigs of ram calling it fast would be an understatement. The CPU is both sufficient and very efficient in handling all routine and rigorous tasks hailed at it. The rear camera though unchanged at 16MP has been made more snappier with visible enhancement, and the ‘Selfie’ (front) camera has been kicked up to 5MP (Full HD).
In terms of software, the phone runs Android Lollipop topped with Samsung’s new and minimal Touchwiz UI. It’s simple, minimal and capable in terms of usage and utility. The phone supports Wireless Charging and apart from Samsung’s “Fast Charging” technology. The company also introduced its version of Apple pay, but it’s Indian introduction is uncertain. Samsung also offers 115 GB cloud storage for Free with each device!
Though the phone comes in three storage options; 32, 64 and 128GB, Samsung in pursuit of visual perfection sacrificed the option to expand the memory. The Galaxy S6 doesn’t have a microSD card slot (like iPhone, Just Saying :P). Also, the new ‘Premium’ design doesn’t feature a removable batter.
The phone comes in four colors and should be available in India by April end. Also launched along, is a variant with an AMOLED side panel – Galaxy S6 Edge; with exact same configuration as the S6 and functionalities of last year’s Note Edge. This too would hit Indian shores in April.
To sum it up, if you are looking for a premium device with powerful performance, on paper, the S6 might just be the best smartphone you can buy. It’s both bold and beautiful!
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