Samsung’s eagerly awaited new flagship the Galaxy S6 has arrived and boasts both style and power with a completely redesigned enclosure made from metal and glass (a departure from the plastic of its predecessors) and a 64-bit platform.
Lights, camera, action
The Galaxy S6 comes equipped with high resolution front and rear cameras (5MP and 16MP respectively) featuring F1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors to provide a superior image quality, even in the dark. In addition, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. Furthermore, a new “Quick Launch” feature give users fast, direct access to the camera from any screen.
No more wires
The Galaxy works with any wireless pad that supports WPC and PMA standards, and is reported to be 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.
Compact yet competent
Whilst measuring only 6.8 mm thick and weighing just 138g, the Galaxy S6 still manages to house advanced processing technology, with a quad core 2.1 GHz processor and additional quad core 1.5GHz application processor providing higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. The phone also comes packaged with Lollipop – the latest and greatest version of the Android operating system.
The 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers users a highest pixel density of 577ppi. Enhanced outdoor visibility with a brighter display lets consumers experience content even in poor lighting conditions.
Coming soon – Mobile payment
The S6 will feature Samsung Pay, a wireless payment service. However this is not due to become available in the UK until later in the year.
The Galaxy S6 is built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end-to-end secure mobile platform, offering defence-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks. It’s also ready for immediate enterprise adoption, with market leading MDMs and KNOX enhancements enabled at launch to simplify and improve mobile device management. Additionally, 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 an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner, it also provides quick authentication and saves encrypted data in secure device storage.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available globally from April 10, 2015 with 32/64/128GB storage options available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz.