Samsung is all set to launch its premium flagship devices of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in India on Monday, the March 23rd 2015. The event is being hosted in the national capital, New Delhi and is expected to be a gala affair as well.
Both the devices were globally launched at MWC 2015 earlier this month, and are expected to hit the shelves on April 10th. Although Samsung is hosting the launch event on March 23rd, it is expected that both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will go on sale on April 10th in India as well. Samsung claims that they have received over 20 million pre-orders for the devices and expect to pull back whatever they lost with the Galaxy S5 last year.
As per some reports, the pricing for Galaxy S6 is expected to start from $699 and $850 for the Galaxy S6 Edge. In India, it might be priced north of Rs.55,000. There are some reports about Dual-SIM versions of either of the phones making way into the Indian market, but we got to wait till 23rd March for that.
Samsung has done well to bring in a refreshing design in Galaxy S6. 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 devices come with wireless charging capability built-in and the fingerprint sensor has been improved tremendously. Also, the new battery technology will give around 4 hours-worth of battery out of 10 minutes of plugged-in charging which should be of great help in this time and age. Both the devices come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB options and in multiple colors as well. Stay tuned for more details from the Indian launch.