Samsung’s brand new phone models, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, almost look the same. For instance, both phones run Android 5.0 Lollipop alongside high-definition 5.1-inch displays. But the latter, the Galaxy S6 Edge, will most likely get a bigger share of the spotlight thanks to its two edges that are made of curved-glass . Each edge will wrap along the long side of the phone providing users with a crisp and smooth display.
Samsung unveiled the twin phones during the annual Mobile World Congress, held in Spain. This event is known as the most important showcase when it comes to cellular phones or smartphones.
And even though they won’t be out in the market until the second quarter of 2015, Samsung is hoping that their new products will succeed.
S6 comes with a whole variety of features, including a fingerprint scanner and an upscale metal design. It is probably designed to catch up to Apple’s iPhone 6, whose release proved to be a tough contender for Samsung’s large screen phones.
In fact, during a press conference in which the two new phones were revealed, Samsung also announced that they are launching a pay service that will compete with Apple Pay. Its name? Samsung Pay.
A downside to the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge is the lack of a removable battery, as well as a microSD card slot. And unlike its predecessor, the Galaxy S5, both phones are not waterproof.
But the main question is whether all of these features will be enough to persuade consumers into buying the phones.
A well-loved feature in most of their previous models is the fact that their batteries can be removed, and have a place to put in a microSD card. And as mentioned, these two key features are not present in both the S6 and S6 Edge.
Samsung’s top executives have discussed this issue during the launching event, claiming that the battery life of their new phones was “so good”; consumers don’t even need to worry about having them replaced. But still, this new feature might be a turn-off for some of Samsung’s loyal customers.
The battery life for both S6 and S6 Edge can last for up to 12 hours. According to Samsung CEO Jong-kyun Shin, it can also be charged quicker as compared to other mobile phones in the industry. It will only take a charging time of 10 minutes for 4 hours of battery life.