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Samsung Galaxy 6: Curved, sharp, and metallic

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Dale Davies |
Samsung Galaxy 6
Smartphones   Two new, very good devices from Samsung

Samsung Electronics introduced its new Galaxy 6, a smartphone that comes in a metal and glass frame instead of plastic. It can be charged wirelessly through an electronic pad and his cousin, the Galaxy S6 Edge, has a screen curved on both sides.


Samsung Galaxy 6Samsung said that a 10-minute charge will give the smartphones about four hours of usage. The non-removable battery has made the Galaxy S6 slimmer, at 6.8 millimeters compared to the Galaxy S5's 8.1 mm. The Galaxy S6 Edge is now 7 mm thick. The two models support a wire-based charging system, which is estimated to be 50 percent faster compared to the Galaxy S5. The capacity stands at 2,550mAh for the Galaxy S6 and 2,600mAh for the Galaxy S6 Edge. New smartphones are the first to win certificates from both the Wireless Power Consortium and Power Matters Alliance.

Samsung Galaxy 6Samsung Pay, a mobile payment system, also stands out from other competitors. It supports virtually all forms of payment, Near Field Communication (NFC), Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), and barcode technologies. This was made possible after Samsung buying U.S. mobile technology firm LoopPay, which has patent rights related to MST, a payments solution that works with existing magnetic stripe readers. Samsung said its payment system will tout a wider scope of usage.

Samsung Galaxy 6The Galaxy S6 comes with a 5.1-inch super active mode organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) display, a size equal to its earlier model. The upgraded display will deliver a clear screen even while outdoors. The two models come with a 14-nanometer-level mobile application processor (AP), the low-power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), and the Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0, an upgraded flash memory chip for smartphones with a high speed and a high capacity, which will help mobile devices run more stably.

Samsung Galaxy 6By using its own Exynos 7420 AP, Samsung broke away from U.S.-based Qualcomm. The main cameras come with 16 megapixels, with the front one for selfies improved to 5 megapixels from the previous 2 megapixels. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will come in 32, 64 and 128 GB capacities, and will hit the global market on April 10. They work on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The handsets will come in white, black, or gold, with blue and green also available for the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, respectively.

The company also introduced a new edition of the Samsung Gear VR exclusively for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Samsung Gear VR provides a 360-degree rotating view to give users a life-like experience.


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