Samsung in a press event here in New Delhi announced the latest two devices in its ever expanding catalogue of products. The Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge have finally been unveiled here in India at a price point of Rs 49,900 for the 32 GB version and Rs 58,900 for the 32 GB version respectively. The devices will go on sale in the market starting April 10th with pre-booking open right now.
The device was announced at MWC in Barcelona last month, though the unveiling of the product in India happened today. The Galaxy S6 Edge as expected will make all the headlines for its innovative and interesting design language with a couple of curved displays on the side of the phone, though we were just as impressed with the Galaxy S6 in our brief time with the smartphone.
On the specifications front, both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge feature a 2K resolution on a 5.1 inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass. The Galaxy S6 Edge, of course has a couple of displays on the sides as well. Both the phones run Android 5.0.2 out of the box and are powered by the Exynos 7420 OctaCore SoC produced in-house by Samsung with TouchWiz on the top of it. The phones will be available in three variants, 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB and come with 3 GB of RAM. The rear camera is a 16 MP unit while the front facing unit is a 5 MP one . You have the usual range of connectivities including Bluetooth, WiFi, NFC and more. Another subtle difference between the S6 and the S6 Edge is the battery capacity. While the S6 comes with a non-removable 2550 mAh battery, the S6 Edge has 2600 mAh out of the box.
There was a lot of emphasis on the enterprise and security side of the story as well as revelation that Samsung will begin to manufacture the Galaxy S6 in India, which drew massive applause from the crowd.