Looks like the glory time of Galaxy S5 is over. The Galaxy S6 is finally here. The Galaxy S6 and the curved-screen Galaxy S6 Edge, finally come with a new material, ditching the utilitarian plastic build. The new devices come with a new sharp metal line and plenty of glass. However, with this new material, the phone will don’t have a removable battery like previous Samsung flagship phones.
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are nearly identical, while both devices run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with 5.1-inch high-resolution displays. It must be mentioned that Galaxy S6 Edge is in the spotlight now, due to its two curved-glass edges, each wrapping the long side of the device with a nice, readable display. Samsung has presented its latest devices during its press conference at the Mobile World Congress, the famous annual trade show held in Spain. This congress has become the most important global smartphone showcase.
Unfortunately, the smartphones won’t be available worldwide until the second quarter of the year. Samsung hasn’t announced the prices for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, either. These new phones will have to face a crucial battle with the Apple’s latest mega-successful iPhone models, but also with an army of low-cost rivals, but with good quality features and components from China-based manufacturers, such as Huawei, Xiaomi, ZTE and Lenovo.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge come with some new features, such as updated fingerprint scanner, trying to compete with iPhone 6, and upscale metal design. To be mentioned that Samsung also took advantage of the press conference to announce Samsung Pay, an Apple Pay competitor that will debut on the Galaxy S6 phones. However, these great feature will also come with some downgrades in the new phones. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge lack a microSD card slot and a removable battery, not to mention the waterproofing, a feature that had success on the Galaxy S5.
However, two great features that will be found on the Galaxy S6 twins will be a built-in wireless charging support and compatibility with a new version of the Gear VR virtual reality accessory. These features cannot be found on the iPhone. No doubt that Samsung will bet on these two features and the new design to take over the smartphone market in 2015.