One of the year's most important Android devices - the new Samsung Galaxy S6 - is finally here. The device has been announced earlier today at Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona as the company's "best smartphone yet".
Given the number of changes Samsung has introduced to its new flagship, we are willing to agree with the statement above. The smartphone is the first phone to represent Samsung's new design language that uses high-quality materials to offers top-class user experience. Soft plastic from previous Galaxy smartphones has been replaced by an elegant combination of metal and glass. Together with curved shape, these materials improve haptic impressions and give the device a premium look and feel.
As for the specs, the Galaxy S6's internals have been bumped up to provide users with lightning fast performance. The phone sports a 5,1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display, a Samsung-made octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of non-expandable memory, a 16 MP ƒ/1.9 camera with OIS and HDR, and a 5 MP front-facing shooter allowing you to capture video in low light conditions. All internals are powered by a non-removable 2500 mAh cell, which should provide more than decent battery life.
The new Galaxy S6 ships with the latest iteration of Samsung's TouchWiz UI. The interface runs on top of Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and comes with a number of phone-specific features such as one-finger fingerprint scanner, Samsung Pay, S Health, and themes. The software appears to be the fastest and most polished version of the TouchWiz UI yet. It looks colourful and alive - just the way it should be.
In addition to the Galaxy S6, Samsung has announced the Galaxy S6 Edge (pictured below), which is basically the same phone except for dual curved edges on both sides of the screen.
Both Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are scheduled for a global launch on April 10.