Finally, Samsung has launched its latest and highly anticipated flagship smartphones, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, in India. The 32GB Galaxy S6 is priced at Rs 49,900, 64GB at Rs 55,900 and 128GB at Rs 61,900. The 32GB, 64GB and 128GB Galaxy S6 Edge have been priced at Rs 58,900, 64,900 and 70,900, respectively.
The smartphones will start shipping in India starting April 10 and is now available for pre-order. Those users who pre-book the Galaxy S6/Edge will also get benefits like one-time screen replacement along with payback points in case the company plans a trade-in cashback scheme in the future.
At the event, Samsung said that the company will be manufacturing the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in India. However, there is no time frame when it will start manufacturing here. Samsung India has over 10,000 employess in the R&D division. Asim Warsi, VP , Mobile and IT for Samsung India also disclosed that Indian R&D centers of Samsung have contibuted significantly for the tech gone into making the new Galaxy flagships.
In terms of specs, the Samsung Galaxy S6 sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLOED display with 2560 X 1440 resolution which comes to a very high 577ppi pixel density. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge also sports a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED but with dual edge display. Both use Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have a metal frame and a glass body both on the front and back.
The devices are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa-core processor which contain two quad-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz and 1.5GHz respectively. The smartphones have 3GB RAM.
Both smartphones also use the 14 namometer mobile processor with a 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory which the company claims, will provide higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption.
The devices run on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop and come with a 16MP rear camera along with a 5MP front facing camera. The Galaxy S6 has a 2,550mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a 2,600mAh battery. Both support universal wireless charging. Samsung also claims that they support incredibly fast wired charging (around 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5) providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.
In terms of connectivity, the devices support 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0, NFC and an IR Remote.
Here’s a look at the specs of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge.