After plenty of teasers, leaks and everything in between, Samsung has finally lifted the veil on the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. And they definitely make some drastic changes from the previous S5.
Gone are the days, though, where users can remove the battery or throw in a mircoSD card. Due to their using of more premium materials for the phone’s sleeker look, Samsung has removed both of these features from the S6, which will surely frustrate many previous generation Galaxy owners who are looking to upgrade.
Galaxy S6 Specs
In place of a microSD slot, the S6 offers 32, 64 or 128GB of internal storage. This is coupled along with with an octacore Samsung Exynos processor, 3GB of RAM and a 5.1 inch QHD Super AMOLED display. The S6 will also purportedly charge 1.5 times faster than the S5 and have a speaker that’s 1.5 times as lous as well.
Samsung has also made sure to dramatically upgrade the camera and it’s features. The new camera boasts 16-megapixels with image stabilization and can be launched by a simple double-tap on the phone’s home key. It also introduces the first automatic video focus tracking for any mobile device. The S6 can also purportedly use the built in heart-rate monitor to adjust the white balance when taking photos.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Design
Although the S6 is undoubtedly sexier than it’s predecessors, it’s not easy to overlook how strikingly similar it is to the iPhone 6. The new metal and glass body clearly follows in the footsteps of Apple’s previous products. And the home key fingerprint scanner feature is almost identical to that of the newest iPhone as well, along with the protruding rear camera.
Samsung has made the S6 slimmer, sleeker and more extravagant. The newest Galaxy will no longer contain any of the flimsy plastic found in the previous incarnations, as the phone will be built entirely of metal and glass. And not the cheap stuff either. Both the front and rear panels of glass will use Gorilla Glass 4.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date
The S6 will be available worldwide on April 10th, 2015. Prices have not yet been released.