Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Price And Specs: New Flagship Arrives April 11 To The U.S. [VIDEO]

Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge arrives April 11th. Samsung

Samsung dropped the proverbial mic this weekend when the tech giant unveiled their brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at MWC 2015. When Samsung announced the sixth generation Galaxy phones, they vowed to create a device unlike anything else that has come from the company. Now, we have learned that every single feature on the device is upgraded from the previous model or completely reimagined.

At first glance, the greatest change done to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is a full metal and glass case design. Unfortunately, the new S6 is no longer waterproof like the S5. Samsung says the new construction makes the Galaxy S6 phone even 50 percent stronger than other metal smartphones even though the new Samsung S6 is only 6.8mm thick. The screen size of the Samsung flagship phones have stabilized and the S6 goes back to a practical 5.1-inch screen with Gorilla Glass 4. The biggest change done to the screen is its exceptional Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 x1440 pixel display.

At the heart of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is a blistering Samsung Exynos chip and 3GB of memory, According to Samsung, this makes the new Galaxy S6 a whole 20 percent faster than the previous S5. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will both be operating under the latest version of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The significant performance upgrades to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge allowed the company to rethink its camera features as well. The two devices will feature a completely overhauled 16MP rear facing camera. An aperture of f1.9- allows the S6 to take better pictures in low light conditions than ever before. The front camera received a lot of attention as well and promises to once again deliver a big leap in low-light performance. The 5MPfront facing camera will also feature an infrared used to measure the white balance.

Additional features available on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge also include a touch-based fingerprint scanner, a heartrate monitor, as well as a mobile payment feature that allows users to use their phone to mimic the magetic stripe from a credit card. What's more, the S6 can also use NFC and QR Codes.

However, the Samsung Galaxy S6 also differentiates itself from past Galaxy devices by what it doesn't have. Due to the all new metal construction, the new S6 no longer features a slot for expandable microSD either. There is no removable battery either.

On the battery, the new Samsung Galaxy S6 features an internal 2550mAh battery, which is remarkably smaller than the previous 2800mAh battery from the S5. According to Samsung, the new battery features fast charging that provides four hours of battery life from just a 10-minute charge. The new battery also charges from 0-to-100 percent in half the time of the iPhone 6 as well.

As for pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S6 will start at 699 euros with 32GB internal storage, 799 euros for the 64GB version, and finally 899 euros for the 128GB. Meanwhile, The Samsung S6 Edge starts at 849 euros for the 32GB model, 949 euros for the 64GB model, and finally 1,049 euros for the top-spec 128GB. For the U.S. market, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to start at $699 while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is expected to start at $899.

U.S. carriers for the new range of Samsung flagship phones include T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint. Watch the Samsung S6 and S6 Edge video and first-look below:

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