Samsung unpacked the flagship smartphone of the year â€“ Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge â€“ at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona on 2nd March 2015.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 edgeÂ received the special honor of â€œBest New Handset, Tablet or Deviceâ€ from the GSMA at Mobile World Congress 2015. [SamsungTomorrow]
LiewCF was invited to watch the live telecast together with other media and blogger friends in the early morning event hosted by Samsung Malaysia. And we had hands-on S6 and S6 Edge sample units!
Here are the 6 best features of Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge:
1. Glass and Metal Body
Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge looks different than all previous GALAXY S series models. First thing you will notice is the seamless glass panel at the front and back and the metal body. The slim phone body is only 6.8 mm/7mm (edge) thin.
The glass panels uses Corning Gorilla Glass 4, which is tougher and withstand more drop damages â€œup to 2X better than competitive glass designsâ€.
Samsung S6 Edge has the worldâ€™s first curved display on both sides, made possible by Samsungâ€™s glass crafting technology and quality control.
2. Wireless charging and Fast Charging
Today we have two major wireless charging standards: Qi by Wireless Power Confortium (WPC) and Powermat by Power Matters Alliance (PMA).
Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge supports both WPC and PMA wireless charging technology. Meaning, you can use (almost) any wireless charging pad in the market with your GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge.
They also support fast charging, which is 1.5 times faster than the GALAXY S5. Low battery warning? Charge GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge for only 10 minutes and they can provide up to 4 hours of usage!
3. Better cameras
Samsung GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge equipped with fast F1.9 lenses for both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras. The big aperture allows more lights to sensor for better image quality, even in low light conditions.
The GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge camera supports smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to reduce action blur image and record stable video footage.Â Plus, the phone camera has real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and use IR Detect White Balance that provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. These camera features help you to take clear and superiorÂ photos and videos quality in any light condition.
Moreover, â€œQuick Launchâ€ features will launch camera app in only 0.7 second when you double-click the S6 / S6 Edge home key button.
4. Top Hardware
Inside GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge slim body (6.8 mm / 7.0mm Edge) is the wordâ€™s first 14nm with 64-bit octa-core (4Ã—2.1GHz + 4Ã—1.5GHz) processor.Â The fast processor is back with 3GB LPDDR4 RAM and UFS 2.0 flash memory (32GB/64GB/128GB) providing high performance, fast memory speed but lower power consumption.
5. Ultimate Screen Experience
The 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution (577ppi pixel density). The display also brighter (600cd/mÂ²) to enhance visibility under sunlight. Did I also mention that it’s the World’s First Dual Edge Display? Yes DUAL! When you view images or video on the curved display, it’s as if you’re watching them on a wide screen TV. Not only that, you get to manage up to five favourite contacts on the edge screen by color coding and illuminating each of their notifications even when your Samsung Galaxy S6 is face down. Thus, checking messages, emails & missed calls has never been easier.
6. Enhanced Security and Fingerprint Reader
The GALAXY S6 and GALAXY S6 Edge are build on the upgraded Samsung KNOX and already integrates with leading Mobile Device Management Systems (MDMs).Â The improved fingerprint scanner (the Home button) is touch-type, instead of swipe-type. Simply place your finger on the scanner to for quick authentication. GALAXY S6 / S6 Edge fingerprint scanner can be used for Android security, unlock safe files in Samsungâ€™s private mode.
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