Samsung has launched the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones in India. The phones will be available in 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB memory versions in India. Both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models will be available in all three memory variants. So, it means there will be 6 models in total. But again each of these models are available in Black Sapphire, White Pearl, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz (S6 only) colors. It will be available from April 10 both online and at retails outlets around the country. However, the pre-orders have started for some of the variants.
Flipkart has listed all the 32 GB and 64 GB variants of S6 and S6 Edge.
The 128 GB version may arrive on a later date.
The price of each model is listed below:
Samsung S6 G920IA 32 GB: Rs. 49,900
Samsung S6 G920IE 64 GB: Rs. 55,900
Samsung S6 128 GB: Rs 61,900
Samsung S6 Edge G925IA 32 GB: Rs. 58,900
Samsung S6 Edge G925IE 64 GB: Rs. 64,900
Samsung S6 Edge 128 GB: Rs 70,900
This a significant launch for the Samsung, as the device comes power packed and after many years the company has shifted its allegiance from all plastic to aircraft grade aluminium frame and glass body (Corning Gorilla glass 4 on top and bottom). The introduction of Edge to the S series is a welcome change from the boring design aesthetics that have not changed over the years. Though the S6 edges does not have the functions that are found in Galaxy Note Edge, it does add a great deal to the overall look and feel of the phone.
Samsung S6 is not just the change in design. Samsung has added much more to their flagship device this time. Samsung S6, in fact, is a giant leap from the S5 in terms of the specifications as well.
The Samsung S6 and S6 Edge are not much different from one another in terms of specifications. The differences are only in the display (curved edges on S6 Edge), battery (2600 mAh on S6 Edge against 2550 mAh on S6) and weight (138 g for S6 and 132 g for S6 Edge). Both phones features a 5.1 inch Quad HD AMOLED display that offers 2560 x 1440p resolution (577 ppi pixel density). Samsung Galaxy S6 is powered by 14nm process-based 64-bit Exynos 7 octa-core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM.
The phone comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box. On top is the improved TouchWiz UX. Samsung has removed much of the bloatware from the device to make it more simple and easy to use. Galaxy S6 is equipped with Category 6 LTE connectivity (300/50mbps). It comes with 16MP f1.9 rear camera and a 5MP f1.9 front camera. The camera launches in 0.7 seconds. The charging time of the phone is just 80 minutes. A 10 minutes re-charge offers usage of up to 4 hours.