Samsung show Galaxy S6, S6 edge, Samsung Pay & Wireless Charging at MWC 2015
13Samsung has announced its – their words not ours – ‘entirely redefined smartphones’, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge at MWC 2015.
Samsung S6 & S6 EdgeCrafted from metal and glass, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge blend purposeful design with powerful features. The Galaxy S6 edge features the world’s first curved display on both sides of its glass body, which is made from the toughest glass to date, Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with F1.9 lenses and high-resolution sensors on both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras. Additionally, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS)and IR Detect White Balance features provide advanced light sensitivities and solutions. Furthermore, a new “Quick Launch” feature give users fast, direct access to the camera from any screen in just 0.7 seconds by simply double clicking the home key button.
The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (138g / 132g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge integrate the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory. Moreover, the world’s first 1440P/VP9 hardware based codec enables users to enjoy high resolution streaming video while also using less power. In addition, the 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers users the highest pixel density of 577ppi and enhanced outdoor visibility with a brighter display rated at 600cd/mm
Galaxy S6 Galaxy S6 edge Network LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps) Display 5.1’’ Quad HD (2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED 5.1’’ Quad HD (2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED, Dual edge AP Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Camera 16MP OIS (rear), 5MP (front) Video MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM, VP9 Audio Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Camera Features Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR (Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video (Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus Additional Features Ultra Power Saving Mode Download Booster S Health 4.0 Samsung Pay Smart Manager Microsoft Apps (OneDrive 115GB for 2 years, OneNote) Sound Alive+ Themes Quick Connect Private Mode S Finder, S Voice Google Mobile Services Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO (2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot
Bluetooth®: v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+
USB: USB 2.0
Sensor Accelerometer, Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Fingerprint, Hall, HRM Memory RAM: 3GB, LPDDR4
Internal Memory: 32/64/128GB, UFS 2.0
Wireless Charging WPC1.1 (4.6W Output) & PMA 1.0 (4.2W) compatible Dimension 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, 138g 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm, 132g Battery 2,550mAh 2,600mAh
Samsung Pay & Security
Samsung also announced Samsung Pay – yes, it’s very much like Apple’s system – but they say it will be compatible with more locations than any ‘competing offering’ in a single application and it will launch on Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the United States during the second half of this year. Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint scanning, and advanced tokenisation, Samsung Pay works with both NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end-to-end secure mobile platform, offering features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks. Both of these new devices are also ready for immediate enterprise adoption, with market leading MDMs and KNOX enhancements enabled at launch to simplify and improve mobile device
management. Additionally, the Find My Mobile feature secures lost devices and protects personal information through a number of services, including the all-new remotely controlled “Reactivation Lock.” With an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner, it also provides quick authentication and saves encrypted data in secure device storage.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will be available globally starting from 10th April, 2015 with 32/64/128GB storage options available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only) and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only).
Gear VR Innovator Edition for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge
Samsung also revealed their latest Virtual Reality (VR) plans at MWC, with its latest Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition. It is fully optimised and compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge and powered by Oculus, gives more users the opportunity to enjoy Samsung’s unrivalled, fully-immersive and cinematic virtual reality experience, with improved viewing as well as a more comfortable design.
The Gear VR Innovator Edition lets users engage with high-resolution movies, TV shows, VOD services and photos with reduced pixilation and a wide field-of-view. The 15% reduction in size makes Samsung Gear VR obviously make it more comfortable to wear and that’s furthered by the redesigned straps which give better weight balance
Computing power has been increased and therefore graphics quality is increased and the the Gear VR can now be powered with its USB port for extended usage time. Gear VR content is available for download via the Oculus Store. Users have an extensive selection of optimised, localised virtual reality content from top-tier creators including thrilling VR games and 360 degree including a new performance from Cirque du Soleil, Kurios.
Samsung has teamed up with IKEA of to usher in a new era of connectivity, expanding charging capabilities beyond fixed outlets in homes or work environments through their involvement with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge– featuring the world’s first, universally compatible embedded wireless charging technology –and IKEA’s new home furniture range has wireless charging technology built directly in.
And we think the wireless charging is potentially the best thing that Samsung had to show - how about you?
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