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Device Archives: Galaxy S6

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are Android smartphones manufactured and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The S6 and S6 Edge jointly serve as successors to the Galaxy S5. The smartphones were officially unveiled in a press conference at Mobile World Congress on 1 March 2015. Alongside the S6, Samsung also unveiled the S6 Edge, a variant whose screen is wrapped along the sides of the device; the curvature is usable for several additional features. The Galaxy S6 was released on 10 April 2015 in 20 countries.

Although the Galaxy S6’s overall design still features some similarities to past Samsung Galaxy S smartphones, it features several major departures from them, including the use of a metal unibody frame instead of plastic, a back cover made of glass, and a lack of removable battery or expandable storage. The device also introduces an improved camera, supports both major wireless charging standards, and supports a mobile payments platform that allows the device to emulate the magnetic strip from a credit card. The S6 features other hardware improvements as well, including a quad HD display and a more reliable fingerprint scanner.

Key Specs

  • OS (at launch): Android 6.0
  • Display: 5.1-inch
  • Camera: 16MP at f/1.9
  • Chipset: Exynos 7420 (2.1 GHz x 4 + 1.5 GHz x 4)
  • RAM: 3GB Storage: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • Battery: 2,550mAh

Reviews

Samsung brings Android 6.0 Marshmallow to Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners in the UK

Samsung is testing its Android 6.0 Marshmallow implementation with UK owners of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, according to reports from SamMobile. Following a recruitment exercise, beta users have now been selected and the beta firmware has started rolling out to these users. There’s a number of screenshots …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 update means its no longer vulnerable to Stagefright

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 has received a security update in the last couple of days which resolves the last lingering Stagefright vulnerabilities, significantly increasing the security on the 2015 flagship. The new build – version G920IDVU3DOJ6 – came around via an OTA update, and testing with Zimperium’s Stagefright Detector app  shows …

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Samsung working on major update for Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, and more

Samsung, once known for infrequent (if not nonexistent) updates to its handsets, has changed tactics with its 2015 releases, with most of its current phones receive semi-regular updates. We don’t know what’s in most of them, but presumably its bug fixes, security improvements and the like. Anyhow, rumour has it …

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