Much like we had reported earlier, Samsung has launched its 2015 flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge in India for Rs.49,900 (~$801) and Rs.58,900 (~$945) respectively for the base 32GB model. Unlike in the past, there is no difference in the model to be launched in India as compared to the global version. The phones go on sale from April 10th and will be available for pre-order starting today. Consumers who will pre-book will get a 1-year screen replacement for free.
The 64GB and 128GB versions of Samsung Galaxy S6 have been priced at Rs.55,900 and Rs.61,900 respectively, while the 64GB and 128GB versions of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge have been priced at Rs. 64,900 and Rs.70,900 respectively. These are the MRP of the devices, and expected the MOP (best price) to be a bit less.
Both the devices were launched globally at MWC 2015 in Barcelona earlier this month, and it’s impressive to see Samsung bringing them to India right away. As per Samsung, there has been an overwhelming demand for the new Galaxyb S6 and S6 Edge in South Korean and North American markets with over 20 million pre-orders.
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From whatever we saw at MWC 2015, Samsung has done very well to fix most of the design limitations that plagued the previous two editions of the Galaxy S series.
The phones carry a metal frame around the screen and has a neat glass back as well, giving them a sleek and sexy look. Both the devices come with the new 14nm Exynos Octacore processor and 3GB LPDDR4 RAM. The 5.1-inch QHD 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display is stunning to look and the curved display on either sides of the S6 Edge is unique and attractive. Other specs include:
- 32/64/128GB UFS 2.0 internal storage
- Android 5.0
- F/1.9 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization and live HDR and a F/1.9 5MP front camera with live HDR
- Category 6 LTE with 300 Mbps down/50 Mbps up max theoretical speeds
- Wi-Fi 802.11 AC with HT80 MIMO, Bluetooth LE, NFC, IR blaster
- 2,550mAh battery on the GS6 and 2,600mAh on the GS6 Edge
The two most talked upon points about the Galaxy S6 would be the lack of microSD slot and removable battery – the things Samsung never compromised upon all these years. But it seems the Korean giant had to succumb to the growing trends where flagship phones come devoid of either of these things. Also, the battery is slightly small at 2550mAh. To make up for these limitations, Samsung has added wireless charging capabilities along with fast charging capabilities.
Update: You can pre-order either of the phones on Amazon by paying Rs.2,000