Samsung's Galaxy S6 Smartphones Get Points for Style, Performance

1 - Samsung's Galaxy S6 Smartphones Get Points for Style, Performance
2 - Here They Are: Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge
3 - Galaxy S6 Standard: Good Performance, No Edge Displays
4 - Galaxy S6 Edge Gets a Two-Sided Wrap-Around Screen
5 - S6 Galaxies Move to Nonremovable Batteries
6 - Improved Audio and Speakers
7 - Four Color Choices for Each Model
8 - Core Components: A Look Inside
9 - Here's How the S6 Galaxies Show Their Beautiful Colors
10 - Inside Look at the S6 Cameras
11 - Lots of Case Accessories and Colors Available
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Samsung's Galaxy S6 Smartphones Get Points for Style, Performance

by Todd R. Weiss

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Here They Are: Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

The stylish Galaxy S6 Edge (left) and the standard Galaxy S6 both are powered by Samsung's latest 14nm technology, 64- bit, eight-core Exynos 7 processors, which use less power while providing higher performance. Android 5.0 Lollipop is running on both devices.

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Galaxy S6 Standard: Good Performance, No Edge Displays

Both the Galaxy S6 (shown here) and Galaxy S6 Edge versions include new LPDDR4 flash RAM and nonexpandable UFS 2.0 flash storage that is available in three capacities—32GB, 64GB and 128GB—to meet the storage needs of their users.

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Galaxy S6 Edge Gets a Two-Sided Wrap-Around Screen

The flashier and more sculptured Galaxy S6 Edge (shown here) features a bright display that wraps around both sides of the handset. Both the S6 and the S6 Edge use a 5.1-inch, quad HD Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and rear covers.

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S6 Galaxies Move to Nonremovable Batteries

Unlike previous Galaxy S series models, the new S6 Edge (shown here) and S6 include integrated batteries. The S6 includes a 2,550mAh nonremovable battery, while the S6 Edge includes a 2,600mAh nonremovable battery.

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Improved Audio and Speakers

Both S6 models (S6 Edge shown here with wrap-around screen) include improved audio quality over the earlier S5 models, with a bottom-mounted speaker that provides sound that's up to 1.5 times louder than the previous-generation audio system.

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Four Color Choices for Each Model

The S6 (shown here) is available in Sapphire Black, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz or White Pearl, while the S6 Edge will be sold in Sapphire Black, White Pearl, Gold Platinum or Green Emerald.

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Core Components: A Look Inside

Integrated in each S6 and S6 Edge smartphone is an all-new chassis (center) made from aircraft-grade aluminum and a Gorilla Glass 4 front (left) and rear cover for strength. Wireless charging and fast charging capabilities are also built in.

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Here's How the S6 Galaxies Show Their Beautiful Colors

Samsung uses a unique assembly process to give each S6 its color. The faceplate and backplate colors are actually created through the use of thin colored foil-like materials (shown here in rolls) that are cut and positioned on the backside of the glass on the front and rear of each phone.

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Inside Look at the S6 Cameras

The new S6 models offer a 16-megapixel rear camera (on right) with Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), a 1.9 f lens and automatic real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing for improved low-light picture quality. Also included is an improved 5MP front camera for better selfies.

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Lots of Case Accessories and Colors Available

With its multiple color options for each S6 model, Samsung is also releasing plenty of soft feel and other case options so that users can style their S6 or S6 Edge smartphone with just about any color combination that they are seeking.

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