Samsung just announced two new smartphones over at MWC in Barcelona, and we can confirm that UK network Three will be stocking BOTH.
Samsung have gone with a new design for both new devices using metal which we saw on the Note 4 and the Alpha.
Thankfully we now see this material on the flagship ‘S’ series so more can appreciate it.
You also get a new glass back cover fixed in place, thankfully no more bendy cheap plastic to be found anywhere.
- Quad-Core 2.1Ghz & 1.5Ghz Quad Core processors
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB / 128GB storage options
- 16 megapixel camera with 5 megapixel front camera
- 5.1 inch Quad HD resolution display
- CAT6 LTE (300Mbps max speeds)
We are expecting to see some hands on videos of both devices shortly and will update this post once they go live.
No confirmation on a launch date or a price right now so we hope to be updated shortly and will bring you more when we have it, however some other sites have reported a global launch of April 10th.
And as mentioned in other posts, we have a team at MWC this year who will be bringing you much more coverage of all new devices so be sure to keep checking back.
Here is the full press release from Samsung
Beautifully Crafted from Metal and Glass,
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Define What’s Next in Mobility
Equipped with first-of-its-kind technology, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are the most advanced smartphones on the market
London, UK, 1st March, 2015 – Samsung Electronics today announced its entirely redefined smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Creating a new standard for design, craftsmanship and performance, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge seamlessly blend premium materials with the most advanced Samsung technology to offer consumers an unmatched mobile experience.
Andy Griffiths, President, Samsung Electronics UK and Ireland said: “With the all new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung is offering what’s next in mobility, along with a new standard to drive the global mobile agenda.”
He went on to say: “By listening to our customers we continuously push forward new technologies and ideas. With a reimagined design, robust partner network and novel services, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge do just this, offering users two completely differentiated products that deliver the ultimate in smartphone options.”
Beauty Meets Purpose
Carefully crafted from metal and glass, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge blend purposeful design with powerful features. The Galaxy S6 edge, particularly, shows unique and outstanding beauty while also providing a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience with the world’s first curved display on both sides. Its glass body, made from the toughest glass to date, Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4, is available in an array of colourful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald, which elicit a unique visual texture as it reflects natural light. This timeless design required first-of-its-kind glass crafting technology and unmatched quality control, setting the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge apart from every other mobile device on the market. The premium device aesthetics deliver true value and are complemented by a totally new and lighter interface that greatly enhances usability and functionality. A refined and fully optimised user experience simplifies applications and offers features and settings in a more intuitive way.
Vivid Images with a Fast, Bright Camera
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with an incredibly vivid, bright and fast front and rear camera. The F1.9 lenses and high-resolution sensors on both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras provide the most superior image quality in a smartphone, even in the dark. In addition, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera 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. These advanced camera functions enable users to capture their most precious and personal moments in uncompromising quality, however and wherever they want.
Super Charging and Cord Free
With fully embedded WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are setting a new industry standard for universal wireless charging. The devices work with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. They also sport incredibly fast wired charging, 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.*
Cutting-edge Core Technology
The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (138g / 132g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge integrate the most advanced, cutting-edge, Samsung core technology available today. The world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory provides higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. 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. Enhanced outdoor visibility with a brighter display (600cd/mm) lets consumers experience content without compromise – anywhere, at any time.
Easy and Protected Mobile Payment
Samsung Pay, a new, easy-to-use mobile payment service that will be compatible with more locations than any competing offering in a single application, 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 defence-grade 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).
Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com.
For full information on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge please visit www.samsung.com/uk/galaxyS6/
*Average speed based on internal testing conducted by Samsung. Results may vary by device or situation.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Product Specifications
|Galaxy S6||Galaxy S6 edge|
|Network||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)|
|Display||5.1’’ Quad HD (2560×1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED||5.1’’ Quad HD (2560×1440) 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)|
|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|
|S Health 4.0|
|Microsoft Apps (OneDrive 115GB for 2 years, OneNote)|
|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 (2×2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspotBluetooth®: v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+USB: USB 2.0|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Fingerprint, Hall, HRM|
|Memory||RAM: 3GB, LPDDR4Internal 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|
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
* Android, Google, 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 are trademarks of Google Inc.
Note to Editors
- Yves Maitre, Executive Vice President of Connected Objects and Partnerships, Orange
“Our expectations of what Samsung is capable of continues to rise, and this new premium smartphone is simply a step forward in design and quality. Samsung has created a superb smartphone in which its design will evidently be a powerful draw for our customers.”
- Christian Stangier, SVP Global Terminal Management at Deutsche Telekom
“Samsung’s new flagships, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, are a great success! We see the new devices – with their stunning design and performance – as another huge step forward, defining a new benchmark for the entire industry. We expect this to be the next milestone for Samsung’s success story.”
*NOTE: Deutsche Telekom will offer these devices in their 12 European countries.
- Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals at Vodafone
“The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a major leap forward in terms of design, with a range of impressive new features.
It is an ideal smartphone on which to access the content services available on Vodafone’s RED price plans, seamlessly streamed over our superfast 4G networks.”
- Mr.Paco Montalvo (Director, Head of Global Devices Unit)
“With the new Galaxy S6, Samsung takes another step in the evolution of their devices, incorporating more advanced and innovative specifications, together with a careful design finished in high quality materials, what increases the total value perception of such a demonstration of performance. Telefonica is partnering Samsung to ensure that this new launch gets the best of the technology to our consumers, who will be able to enjoy the high quality services demanding relevant bandwidth such as video on demand, high resolution audio or cloud storage through the most compelling LTE networks.”
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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Digital Health and Smart Home initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.