After struggling hard to get back on its feet after losing little by little to iPhone series, the Galaxy maker Samsung is back again with the all new Galaxy S6. This device which surpasses the olden Galaxy S4 launched 2 years back after failing woefully as a result of no improvement from the earlier device the successful Galaxy S3.
We all knew that and not because Samsung likely lied about the fantasy “Eye scrolling” and ” Air swipe” which we didn’t really have much opportunity to see function as it was echoed all around the world. But better still, the company proves it’s worth ones again with the might device.
Although the overall design of the Galaxy S6 still features some similarities to prior models, the construction of the device itself was revamped, with a metal unibody frame and glass backing instead of plastic. The devices also introduced an improved camera, a streamlined user interface, support for both major wireless charging standards, and support for a mobile payments platform that allows the device to emulate themagnetic stripfrom a creditcard. The S6 features other hardware improvements as well, including a1440pdisplay, a new in-house system-on-chip that utilizes a14 nm Fin FET manufacturing process, and an improved fingerprint scanner. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praised the devices’ upgraded build quality over prior models, along with improvements to their displays, performance, camera, and other changes. However, Samsung’s decision to remove the ability to expand their storage or remove the battery was panned as being potentially alienating to power users, and the S6 Edge was also panned for not making enough use of its curved display to justify its increased cost over the standard Samsung Galaxy S6.
Released on the 10th of April 2015, the phone had been a closer rival ever since with the IPhone 6 and 6plus devices.
type: touchscreen smartphone
form factor: slate dimensions
S6:143.4 mm (5.65 in) H70.5 mm (2.78 in) W6.8 mm (0.27 in)
S6 Edge:142 mm (5.6 in) H70.1 mm (2.76 in) W7 mm (0.28 in)
WeightS6: 138 g (4.9 oz)
S6 Edge: 132 g (4.7 oz)
Operating system: Android 5.1.1 “Lollipop”(upgradable to Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”)
System on: chip Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7420CPUOcta-core64-bit 14nm
â€¢Quad-core2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
â€¢ Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A-53GPU Mali-T760 MP8 Memory 3GB LPDDR4
Storage 32, 64, or 128 GBUFS2.0
Display5.1″ (130 mm) Quad HD Super AMOLED (16:9aspect ratio) 2560Ã—1440 pixel resolution, 577ppi. Gorilla Glass 4
Rear camera: 16mega pixel Sony Exmor RSIMX240, f/1.9, 2160p @ 30frames per second(fps), 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @120fps, Auto HDR, optical image stabilization, tracking autofocus, manual focus, LED flash
Front camera: 5 MP, 1440p @ 30 fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4& 5GHz), Bluetooth4, 4G/LTE
The new Samsung Galaxy S 6 is shipped with the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system though upgradeable to the new Android 6.0 Mashmallow. The device also features the Samsung Chip with a powerful processor Quad-core2.1 GHz Cortex-A57, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A-53GPU Mali-T760 MP8 Memory 3GB LPDDR4.
several Microsoft apps are bundled with the S6:one drive,one note and Skype. On the S6 Edge, users can designate up to five contacts for quick access by swiping from one of the edges of the screen. The five contacts are also color-coded; when the device is face down, the curved sides will also glow in the contact’s color to signify phone calls.
Other pre-installed apps include the usual Google play store, Gmail app, Samsung messenger and other Samsung owned applications.
The device received a missed reception. Being Samsung’s flagship device, it came with almost all the features expected of such a standard device like Samsung. The device though was compared to the Predecessor bevause of it’s little hardware changea or insignificant changes but still was praised as the beat contender against the New iPhone 6 devices.
Some reviewers also believed that the S6’s new fingerprint reader was comparable in quality to Apple’s touch ID system.
Selling about 6million device units as of the first month of release though unable to break the Galaxy S4 record of 10 million device units back in 2 years.
Its believed the device made some security vulnerabilities based on the Google’s project Zero unit publishing of about 11 “high impacts” if these already patched issues as of later time of their publication.
Because of the flaunting Naira value, price might not be really accurate but based on rough estimations, the device is expected to sell for #150, 000 or less depending on area of purchase.