Following last year’s less-than-stellar reception of the Galaxy S5, the Korean tech titan unveiled Samsung Galaxy S6 at the Unpacked conference in Barcelona. Once the darling of the gadgerati, the tech conglomerate faced slumping sales in 2014, due in part to what many consumers considered a bland design and flimsy feel to its flagship phone. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge might prove to be a much-needed panacea when they hit the market on April 10.
What can Galaxy fans expect from the new models? Both S6 and S6 Edge will feature a metal frame, Gorilla Glass front and back panels, and a bevy of colors to choose from.
Additional upgrades from the S5 include more storage space, an Android 5.0 operating system, shorter charging times, and louder speakers. The S6 Edge also boasts a curved-screen display that promises an “immersive viewing experience”, along with flashing, color-coded alerts for emails, texts, and calls.
Samsung’s latest models have yet to reach stores, but they are already drawing comparisons to Apple’s iPhone 6. The similarities don’t end with aesthetics and hardware, as Samsung offers up its answer to Apple Pay.
While the roll-out will happen in April, the impending battle of tech titans is likely to shed light on what consumers want to see from these companies in the coming years.
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