MWC 2015: Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 range

South Korean smartphone champ wheels out next-gen handsets

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MWC 2015: Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 range The S6 Edge measures 7mm and weighs 132g.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 2, 2015

Samsung Electronics launched its latest headline range yesterday at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona during a pre-show Unpacked event.

GALLERY: Samsung Galaxy S6

GALLERY: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

The South Korean smartphone leader unveiled the Galaxy S6 and also, as expected, introduced the Galaxy S6 Edge variant, which incorporates the oblique-edge interface that debuted in the latest Note range.

Both units come with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen with a pixel density of 577ppi and a tweaked brightness output aimed at enhanced outdoor viewing.

The S6 is 6.8mm thick and weighs 138g, and the S6 Edge measures 7mm and weighs 132g. This around the same thickness as the Apple iPhone 6 (6.9mm), and the iPhone 6 is a little lighter at 129g.

Samsung claims "the world's first" 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, a new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory for both S6 models. The company also touts a world-first for its 1440P/VP9 hardware-based codec, designed for HD streaming video with a lower power-consumption cost.

"With the all-new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung is offering what's next in mobility, along with a new standard to drive the global mobile agenda," said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT and Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

GALLERY: Samsung Galaxy S6

GALLERY: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

"By listening to our customers, and learning from both our success and missteps, we continuously push forward new technologies and ideas. With a reimagined design, robust partner network and novel services, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer users the ultimate experience in smartphone options."

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