Samsung unveils its “next big thing”– the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
The next-gen flagship Galaxy smartphone is a critical release for Samsung as it fights to keep its place as leading smartphone maker.
Victor Barreiro files this report.
Samsung is exploring the smartphone space with two new Galaxies in tow.
The company announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on March 1.
JK SHIN, SAMSUNG CEO: Some companies have set themselves apart through deisgn. Others, through practicality. But people want both, people want the best-in-class smartphone with the best-in-class design. That’s what we have set out to build, and we did it.
One of the touted features of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge is its built-in battery.
JUSTIN DENISON, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS AMERICA: With built in wireless charging, you already have everything you need. And as it’s compatible with the two main wireless charging standards both WPC and PMA, you know that you’re covered to keep you going until we invent that never-ending battery
The new charging capabilities allow 10 minutes of charging to support the phone for up to 4 hours. It also takes half the charging time of an iPhone 6 to fully charge.
We got to play around with the Samsung Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge use a Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz Octacore processor and uses 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Though it doesn’t support micro SD cards, both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge come in 32, 64, or 128GB storage capacities.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge sport 5.1 QuadHD Super Amoled screens supporting 577 pixels per inch The Edge’s curves also support additional notification features.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge also use F1.9 lenses on both its 5MP front camera and its 16MP rear camera.
S6 and S6 Edge are slated for a worldwide release on April 10.
Victor Barreiro, Rappler, Manila. – Rappler.com
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