There are many companies that are bringing their incredible mobile tech to Mobile World Congress 2015, but announcements are already flowing ahead of it, with companies such as HTC announcing a new flagship phone, a virtual reality headset, and a fitness wristband.
Samsung today is holding their annual Galaxy Unpacked event, and as expected, the company has announced "what's next": their new flagship phone, that has been teased by the Korean giant and leaked in numerous photos for the past few weeks.
The new Galaxy S6 comes in two variants, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, both sporting some of the best specs out there, such as an in-house 14nm Exynos SoC, 577 PPI displays, 3GB of low power RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. Samsung's J.K. Shin claims no other phone can match their new S6s, and also mentioned that they come with the company's Samsung Pay contactless payment technology.
The new Galaxy S6 Edge has a double-curved screen, and both it and the normal version are very thin. However, Samsung claims that you won't be able to bend them, as they've been designed to be 50% stronger than competing metal smartphones.
The new UX follows a new design philosophy, and looks similar to Google's Material Design. The Edge version has side-widgets, and both phones have a new camera menu that doesn't require any scrolling. The S6 Edge has a neat new feature that makes it glow on its edges when you receive notifications.
The new processor and screen are optimized for better battery life, and Samsung claims their new phones charge faster than Apple's iPhone 6, and will be able to offer 4 hours of use after just 10 minutes of charging. Both Galaxy S6 phones come with wireless charging built in.
The new Galaxy S6 has an ideal front camera that has a 5Mp sensor, and is capable of performing well in low-light conditions. The rear shooter has a 16 Mp sensor, features optical image stabilization, and the dedicated camera button now launches it in 0.7 seconds.
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be available starting April 10th in 20 countries. They will be available in three options of 32, 64, and 128GB of storage with SSD-like performance, and also a wide choice of colors: gold, white, blue, green, and black.