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Welcome to the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge

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Today Samsung has taken the wraps off its new flagship smartphone at an Unpacked event held in Barcelona today.

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The Galaxy S6 which has been the subject of widespread speculation and rumours is the first in the Galaxy S Line to move away from the traditional plastic design to metal materials and a glass body.

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Both devices use tough Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and are available in an array of colourful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald.

Also at the event Samsung confirmed that the new flagship will feature a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 2560×1440 resolution and 577ppi. The difference between the pair is that the latter has a Dual edge display, giving the device a bezel-free look.

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Wireless charging is on board for the first time, which charges on any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards.

Samsung also unveiled a new payment service to rival that of Apple Pay and Google Wallet. It’s called Samsung Pay uses both NFC and Magnetic Secure Transmission technology to allow customers to pay with their phones. At present the company only has agreements in place with banks in the US and Korea however the company confirms that it’ll be expanding to Europe soon.

Samsung has built its battery into the devices for the first time too, and claims they can charge 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.

A 16-megapixel OIS (optical image stabilisation) camera is available on the rear of the phones, while a 5-megapixel snapper is found on the front. The company has also improved its camera and photo editing features for maximised creativity and photo quality.

On the inside, an octa-core Samsung Exynos processor with four 2.1GHz cores and four 1.5GHz cores is used, alongside 3GB of RAM and storage options of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.

The battery on the Samsung S6 is a 2550mAh while the Samsung S6 Edge is a 2600mAh battery.

Both devices will be available from 10th April the exact pricing is yet to be confirmed but the Edge will cost more.

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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