After a month of its announcement, Samsung has finally unveiled its latest flagships in India. The Galaxy S6 price starts at Rs 49,900, while the Galaxy S6 Edge price starts at Rs 58,900, and both the smartphones will go on sale on April 10.The two smartphones come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB variants, without a microSD card slot. The Galaxy S6 is priced at Rs 49,900, Rs 55,900 and Rs 61,900 for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively. The Galaxy S6 Edge, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 58,900, Rs 64,900 and Rs 70,900 for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively.
As expected, Samsung’s flagship features top-of-the specifications. The Galaxy S6 flaunts a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display with a pixel density of 577ppi. Instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, Samsung has opted for its own Exynos 7420 octa-core (2.1GHz quad-core+1.5GHz quad-core) chipset paired with 3GB of RAM.
On the photography front, it features a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, supplemented with a 5-megapixel camera at the front. As mentioned above, it comes in 32GB/64GB/128GB variants and just like the iPhone there is no expandable microSD card slot. It has a non-removable 2,550mAh battery with Ultra Power Saving Mode and wireless charging capabilities. There is also support for fast-charging, which should charge the battery from zero to 50 percent in less than 30 minutes.
Just like the Galaxy S5, it comes with a heart rate monitor, and an improved fingerprint scanner. Unlike on the Galaxy S5, users won’t need to swipe their finger, and just touching it should suffice. It is quite similar to how Apple’s TouchID works and is said to perform better than the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S5. Connectivity options include LTE support, NFC, IR Blaster, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and on the software front, it runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box, wrapped under an overhauled TouchWiz UI.