With the Galaxy S6, Samsung completely altered its design philosophy for high-end smartphones. While previous Galaxy S flagships were mostly made of plastic, the Galaxy S6 stood out due to its ultra-premium, high-end metal and glass build. It featured Gorilla Glass 4 on both the front and back.
After the Galaxy S5 essentially bombed on the market, Samsung was forced to make some significant changes. According to reports, it sold 40% fewer units overall than its predecessor. So Samsung launched the Galaxy S6 with a bang, delivering a truly remarkable device.
This was also the first time Samsung released two distinct models of its flagship smartphone. The Galaxy S6 edge, which featured a dual-edge curved display, was released alongside the Galaxy S6.
This was Samsung’s first unibody flagship smartphone, but Samsung used non-industrial forms with curves and edges where possible to provide a more comfortable feel. Because it was a unibody design, the battery was no longer removable, which took some time for the Samsung faithful to get used to.
The device’s front was as traditional as it could be, with a physical home button flanked on either side by the recent apps and back key. At the bottom, there is a speaker, a micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microphone. Another microphone and an IR blaster are located on the top frame. The Galaxy S6 is not water resistant.The Galaxy S6 has no water resistance rating. The Galaxy S6 measures 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm and weighs 138g.
The Galaxy S6 was equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor and 3GB of RAM. It had storage capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. Because there was no microSD card slot, it did not support external memory expansion. However, the addition of faster UFS 2.0 storage attempted to compensate for this.
It included a slew of sensors, including an accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, gyro, hall, HR, and proximity sensor. The Galaxy S6 also had a non-removable 2550mAh battery with wireless charging support.
For the Galaxy S6, Samsung chose a 5.1-inch Quad HD (25601440) pixel resolution Super AMOLED display. The panel’s viewing angles were excellent, with images remaining perfectly sharp and visible from all angles. Because the Galaxy S6’s screen was flat, it didn’t suffer from the glare issues that the Galaxy S6 edge’s screen did in direct sunlight.
The Galaxy S6 is equipped with a 16-megapixel f/1.9 rear camera with an LED flash, autofocus, and Optical Image Stabilization. On the front, there’s a 5-megapixel f/1.9 camera for selfies and video calls. In comparison to previous Samsung flagships, the Galaxy S6 took significantly better low-light photos, with even better results in daylight.
The Galaxy S6 debuted with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop and a new TouchWiz custom skin from Samsung. The new UI was inspired by Google’s Material Design, with squarer icons and an overall clean appearance. Samsung also added theme support to the Galaxy S6. New animations, a streamlined settings screen, and updated stock apps were all included.
Cost and Availability
On April 10, 2015, Samsung released the Galaxy S6 worldwide. It was available in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, White Pearl, and Blue Topaz. Pre-orders in the United States began on March 27, 2015. The Galaxy S6 has a starting price of $600.
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