MWC15 : Samsung Galaxy S6 – Overview
Samsung put an end to all rumors and announced their flagship for this year – the Samsung Galaxy S6 – at the Mobile World Congress currently under way at Barcelona, Spain. With a slightly renewed design and beefed up specifications, it’s definitely turning out to be one of Samsung’s best phones till date.
BUILD AND DESIGN
At first glance, it’s evident that Samsung has shied away from the leather back panel that was present on their previous flagship – the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S6 comes with a sleek metal body that has chamfered edges. The front of the device is trademark Samsung, with the button placement and sensor / front camera placement similar to the devices already in Samsung’s arsenal.
A large aesthetic improvement has been made for the back. The back panel is composed of Gorilla Glass 4, which although is a fingerprint magnet, gives a shimmery and glossy look to the device.
Overall, the design is a fresh relief from the run of the mill designs, and is quite appealing to say the least!
The processor underneath the hood is a 2.1 GHz Exynos Octa Core. Personally, I’d have expected a Snapdragon processor running the show, but the latest variant from Samsung’s processor lineup promises excellent performance.
There’s also 3GB RAM, so that should ensure efficient multitasking without lag.
The Galaxy S6 comes with a 5.1 inch AMOLED display with a QHD resolution, which churns up a pixel density of a whopping 577ppi, which ensures crystal clear graphic reproduction.
The main camera is a 16MP one with OIS in tow and an aperture of f1.9, which ensures super fast camera capabilities. It’s capable of 4K video recording.
There’s a wide angle 5MP front facing camera with the same aperture, so yeah, quick photos there as well. It also has lots of handy features, including taking photos via the infrared sensor.
There’s a 2550mAh battery which juices up the device. The S6 also boasts of super fast charging capabilities and also wireless charging.
The S6 runs on Android Lollipop 5.0.2 with Samsung’s customised (and apparently much lighter) TouchWiz UI over it.
First off, this phone is not IP67 certified, which means it’s not waterproof. Much like the Nexus lineup, or even the iPhones, the S6 comes in variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with non expandable storage. Also, the back is not removable, so swapping out batteries is not an option.
Display : 5.1 inch AMOLED with QHD Resolution (577 PPI)
Memory : 32GB/64GB/128GB Internal, 3GB RAM
Processor : 2.1 GHz Exynos Octa Core
Cameras : Main – 16MP with OIS, Front – 5MP. Both have aperture of f1.9
Battery : 2550mAh
OS : Android 5.0.2
The S6 is stated to be launched in April, so we’ll keep you posted accordingly!