Samsung Unveils Pair of All-New Galaxy S6 Smartphone Models
The redesigned standard Galaxy S6 is all new and its fancier Galaxy S6 Edge version has a screen that wraps around both sides of the smartphone, giving users more screen real estate and capabilities.Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S6 smartphones, which include giant leaps in style, design, components and features from earlier models, have finally arrived after months of rumors about how Samsung would fight off Apple's latest iPhone 6 devices. The new Galaxy models, a standard Galaxy S6 and a much flashier and more sculptured Galaxy S6 Edge that features a bright display which wraps around both sides of the handset, were unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, on March 1 during a special "Samsung Galaxy Unpacked" event a day before MWC opens officially. Our first impressions, after seeing and handling the new Galaxy models up close at a special press preview briefing in New York City last week, is that these Galaxy smartphones appear to hit the mark when it comes to taking on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus around the world. The improvements in the new S6 smartphones over the previous Galaxy S5 model are many, from a chassis made of aircraft-grade aluminum to a higher resolution 5.1-inch, quad HD Super AMOLED display (2,560-by-1,440 resolution for the S6 versus 1,920-by-1,080 for the S5) that has about 80 percent more pixels (577 pixels per inch) than the S5. Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is used on both the front display and rear panel of the phones.
Both new Galaxy S6 models also include Samsung's latest 14nm technology, 64- bit Exynos 7 processors, which have eight cores and use less power while providing higher performance than previous chips made with 20nm manufacturing processes. Full specifications and clock speeds for the new processors were not available at press time. Android 5.0 Lollipop is running on both devices.