At Mobile World Congress 2015, Samsung announced not one flagship smartphone but two: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. Essentially, they are the same handset. However, running down the sides of the S6 Edge are two curves where the glass meets the rear of the phone.
Both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge have a 5.1inch quad-HD Super AMOLED display and are made of the toughest glass to date, Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4. The handsets are available in an array of colours including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are both equipped with a high-resolution 5MP front-facing camera and a 16MP rear camera. Both devices have extra camera features such as Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance, providing advanced light sensitivities. The camera can now be accessed directly from any screen with the new Quick Launch feature, just by double clicking the home button.
Both devices come with fully embedded wireless charging technology. They will be compatible with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. They also sport incredibly fast wired charging, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.
The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge integrate the most advanced, cutting-edge, Samsung core technology available today. The phones feature the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory. This will provide higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. Moreover, the world’s first 1440P/VP9 hardware based codec enables users to enjoy high resolution streaming video while also using less power.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, offering defense-grade features for protection from potential malicious attacks. Both of these new devices are also ready for immediate enterprise adoption, with market leading MDMs and KNOX enhancements enabled at launch to simplify and improve mobile device management.
The Find My Mobile feature secures lost devices and protects personal information through a number of services, including the all new remotely controlled “Reactivation lock.” With a fingerprint scanner, it also provides quick authentication and saves encrypted data in secure device storage.