Samsung is at a brink. It’s at the brink of either going forward, or diving deeper into losses. And while the company has been trying its best to do the former, the Galaxy S6 twins may finally help the Korean giant brink back lost ground.
Samsung Galaxy S6, the smartphone that carries a burden of expectations to bring back those glorious days that the Korean-giant used to caress in old days, indeed packs a lot of stuff in itself and might bring a turnover to Samsung’s business, which has been dangling for quite some time now.
And Samsung has made sure that it gets things right. The next-gen Galaxy twins, which are mostly similar from inside, are actually radically different in design. While the S6 is your regular 5-inch touch-screen device, the S6 edge has curved displays on either side, confirming what rumours had earlier said.
Samsung knew it well that coming up with an ordinary smartphone or making a reminiscent of the old Galaxy S5 would just bury its reputation a little more. They needed to think out of the box, needed to offer a design that could convince people and lure them again. And though the S6 twins come pretty near to that, I still didn’t get as to why the word “cool” had made such a frequent appearance at Unpacked.
Of course, the S6 lineup also boasts improved specs, including a slimmer and lighter design, compared to the S5 and older Galaxy hardware. Let’s take a look at what they have inside :
- 5.1-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display with 577 ppi
- Exynos Octacore processor, 3GB LPDDR4 RAM
- 32/64/128GB UFS 2.0 internal storage
- Android 5.0
- F/1.9 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and live HDR
- F/1.9 5MP front camera with live HDR
- Category 6 LTE with 300 Mbps down/50 Mbps up max theoretical speeds
- Wi-Fi 802.11 AC with HT80 MIMO, Bluetooth LE, NFC, IR blaster2,550mAh (GS6) and 2,600mAh (GS6 edge) batteries
As said by Samsung, it reverted back to drawing board to conceive a whole new design for Galaxy S6. Obviously, Samsung had no intentions to repeat the same mistake as it did while designing the Galaxy S5, which was snubbed by reviewers — and consumers — for being too similar to the S4. Samsung’s new device is absolutely critical in terms of getting momentum going again, turning things around and proving Samsung has still got it and can deliver a killer device. And that glitzy launch event was something of a show, really.
However, keeping aside the other hardware specs, the Galaxy S6 Line-up’s camera is what is most exciting. It is an improved f 1.9 aperture lens, with Samsung’s special Low-Light shot feature. Optical Image Stabilisation is as good as it can get, leaving Apple’s latest iPhone line-up way behind (And yes, the frequent comparison with iPhone were pretty clear of that).
Confirming previous rumours, the Galaxy S6 twin come with in-built wireless charging feature, which includes support for both WPC and PMA standards. Apaprt from going wireless, Samsung has made incredible improvements to the wired charging as well. The galaxy S6 and S6 edge charge 1.5 times faster, giving you 4 hours of uninterrupted powers supply with just 10 minutes of charging. Incredible ! The battery this time is attached, with no removable rear-cover. That’s obvious considering it has an all metal-glass body.
The fingerprint sensor has been re-designed and no more irritating swipes to activate that. Samsung will be integrating the improved scanner with its Pay-tech coming soon.
As for security, Samsung says that it is providing you with “Defence-class” security, taking it to “the next level”. Well, we can definitely take that, considering the Galaxy S6 line-up comes up with Samsung’s latest Knox protection, which has been developed in partnership with Blackberry.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge go on sale starting April 10 in markets around the world, with White Pearl, Black Sapphire, and Gold Platinum color options for both, plus a special Blue Topaz for the Galaxy S6, and Green Emerald reserved for the Galaxy S6 edge.