Samsung has finally revealed their next gen phones for their Galaxy S series. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Here’s a quick rundown of the specs
- 5.1-inch 2,560×1,440 Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 577 ppi
- Exynos Octacore processor
- 3GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 32/64/128GB UFS (Universal Flash Storage) 2.0 internal storage
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 16MP f1.9 rear camera with optical image stabilization and live HDR
- 5MP f1.9 front camera with live HDR
- Fingerprint reader
- Category 6 LTE offering up to 300 Mbps down/50 Mbps up data transfer speeds
- Wi-Fi 802.11 AC with HT80 MIMO, Bluetooth LE, NFC, IR blaster
- 2,550mAh (S6) and 2,600mAh (S6 edge) batteries
So apparently this year’s Galaxy S phones will not have a microSD card slot and removable batteries. Some people won’t like this change, some people won’t mind as well. I personally don’t mind not having removable batteries but I do wish they just added a microSD card slot. I guess that’s their way of making the phone a lot slimmer and faster. I also think this year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 edge is Samsung’s best looking phone yet. Design is really sleek and I really like the front and back gorilla glass design. It’s also running TouchWiz which I am not really a big fan of. I heard reports that Samsung trimmed down it’s bloatware and that this is supposedly a much faster TouchWiz experience. I guess we’ll have to wait until it gets released to really test that out. Also we’ll have to see how well it’s battery will last with it’s QHD Display(577ppi!). But the phone does have Fast Charging which is similar to the Galaxy Note 4 and it even features wireless charging. The camera has been improved as well. 16MP with a maximum aperture of f1.9. It reportedly does very well on low light. We’ll have to see how it stacks up against the competition though.
Lastly, Galaxy S6 Edge looks pretty cool. I really like the idea of having the screen curved on both sides unlike the Galaxy Note 4 edge. And from the initial impressions of people who got to test it out, they really liked the look and feel of the Edge.
I was disappointed with the Samsung Galaxy S5, and only time will tell if the improvements on the Galaxy S6 are enough. But I think this a step on the right direction.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will launch in April 2015 and will probably be available here in the Philippines around May or June.