Samsung Galaxy S6 with a 5.1-inch 2K display, Exynos 7420 launched in India

by Chetan Bhawani 21

Samsung Galaxy S6 Gold

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy S6 in India, at a launch event in New Delhi, India. The smartphone having Samsung’s homegrown Exynos 7420 chipset and 3GB RAM under the 5.1-inch 2K resolution display, is official and will be sold from April 10th in India. The pre-booking starts right away.

The Retail Price details are as follows:
32GB: Rs. 49,900
64GB: Rs. 55,900
128GB: Rs. 61,900

Earlier:
Samsung, the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, has been known to push the boundaries forward, when it comes to smartphone specs in the flagship models. Today, the company has announced the new flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S6, at the unpacked event in MWC 2015, Barcelona.

The Galaxy S6 has a 5.1-inch screen with the upgraded display having a higher resolution than its predecessor, as we now see a 2K (2560 x 1440 pixels) display under the screen. Under the hood, we see Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 processor along with 3GB RAM.

Samsung has chosen to keep the camera resolution the same, as the Galaxy S6 has a 16-megapixel camera on the back. On the front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera with wide-angle lens. That front facing camera might be something similar to the ones in the Galaxy A series phones.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Launch

Samsung did take a dig at Apple by saying that the device won’t bend, and the metal used in the Galaxy S6 is stronger than other metal phones. Another dig taken at Apple, when it was said that the Galaxy S6 charges in half the time Apple iPhone 6 takes to charge from zero to hundred.

It is Android 5.0 Lollipop with TouchWiz UI with some improvements. There is wireless charging support provided for the 2550 mAh battery, which also has the Quick charging feature. The sensors included are Accelerometer, Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Fingerprint, Hall, HRM.

The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge will be available from April 10th, and with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options.

Earlier:
Weibo has a few pictures of the battery that is going to be a part of the upcoming flagship – we see a 2600 mAh one under the hood. It is lesser in capacity compared to the previous flagship, i.e. the Galaxy S5, but still we hope Samsung does something to keep the usage long enough.

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Galaxy S6 battery

Source: Weibo

A quick look video is up already. Take a look:

Complete Official Teasers:

Here is the time and date for Samsung Galaxy S6 announcement:

India: March 1st, 11:00 p.m.
Barcelona: March 1st, 6:30 p.m.
New York: March 1st, 12:30 p.m.

Earlier:
Details about the cameras to be included in the upcoming flagship, i.e. Galaxy S6, are coming out, and according to SamMobile, it is going to be a combination of 20-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras. The sensors modeled SLSI_S5K2T2_FIMC_IC and SLSI_S5K4E6_FIMC_IS are being made by Samsung, and they will come with Optical Image Stabilization.

The front-facing camera is the same you see on Galaxy A5, while the rear camera will be able to take pictures in the following resolutions:

  • 20MP (5952×3348)
  • 15MP (4464×3348)
  • 11MP (3344×3344)
  • 8MP (3264×2448)
  • 6MP (3264×1836)
  • 2.4MP (2048×1152)

Apart from the hardware, there is going to be an update to the camera app as well, where you would be seeing a new Pro mode.

Earlier, 3rd Feb 2015: Samsung Galaxy S6 to be announced on March 1st at Unpacked Event, curved body hinted
Samsung has finally started sending event invites for the attendees of Mobile World Congress 2015, and it is the Unpacked event on 1st March, when the company is going to announce the next flagship, i.e. the Galaxy S6. Interestingly, the teaser pic shows a curved design on the side, reminiscent to the Galaxy Note Edge. Or that could lead to some new device totally, the S Edge?

Samsung Galaxy S6 Invite

Earlier:
The processor that powers the device is usually one of those leaked at the earliest, but Samsung’s next flagship is in news for issues with their main chipset manufacturer, Qualcomm, for the Snapdragon 810 processor and its heating issues. The latest news coming in, claims that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be powered by Snapdragon 810.

Samsung has an option, with its own Exynos chipset, but Qualcomm’s power is what one would be looking for, when it is about a major flagship. The devices sold in the U.S. are powered by Snapdragon chipsets, while the international variants come with Exynos ones. Let’s see what Samsung has in packs.

Earlier:

This could be the best news for any Samsung fan, who has always been dreaming of seeing any major changes in the design of upcoming smartphones from the company. According to the reports, Samsung is planning to bring some major changes to the design and the material used, and implement that in the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S6.

The intentions already look clear, after Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Alpha and Note 4 with metallic side frames, and then the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 with full metallic bodies. A report on SamMobile also says that the smartphone is codenamed “Project Zero”.

Interesting enough, because the earlier smartphones had codenames with single alphabet, for example, Project H for Note 3, Project K for Galaxy S5 and Project T for Note 4. Now, with the name Project Zero, Samsung is probably giving this a fresh start, with no design strategy carried from the previous smartphones.

Earlier to this, the rumors claimed already a lot about the specifications of the Galaxy S6, which even the company might not have thought about – a 5.2-inch 4K resolution display (3840 x 2160 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 64-bit architecture, and 4GB of RAM. And from what we’ve seen in the recent times, only bigger numbers aren’t going to beat the competition. What is needed for such high powered display and internal specs, is a good battery.

But for now, what one can see about Project Zero, is a major emphasis on the design than anything else, because the company with the highest share in the smartphone market, has been criticised major for two things – Design, UI. The latter in them, has been showing some good improvements with time, but the design was not hugely changed anytime in the past.

The design was one reason why Samsung has been seeing a decline, evident in the recent quarterly earnings report. Samsung has relied much on the Note series, as the flagship S5 didn’t help them boost up the sales figure, but now the market expects something better from the company. Will this be able to change things much?

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Named project zero

    • Suraj Racharla

      Starting from zero. And will end up with the most sophisticated device that will be available next year. exited for the release from Samsung!!!

  • Looking forward to a totally different look.

    • me too im really xcited!!! so many galaxys look the same!! but if they’re leaning torwards the alpha design ooooh thats going to be absolutely premium and beautiful.!

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes mee too i cant wait for this phone and it is really going to make a lot of hype. Samsung has to meet up to the hype because if they fall under the hype people will be dissapointed and sales will go down.

  • Jugal Mudoi

    Probably yes, this will help to impact much to changing the mindset of their fans about the design.. as a most experienced brand I don’t think Samsung would fall themselves down in today’s competitive market.

    • they had a small slump the s5 didnt get the sales they expected and many people were pounding them on their design strategies. They were probably never gong to fall but thy are hearing our opinions and working to change things up

    • Suraj Racharla

      Samsung had high expected sales for the S5 and unfourtunately they didnt meet the expectations. The S6 has to regain the unconscious of the galaxy series and show that the galaxy s6 is worth the buy. This means new design new everything and better specs and better experience overall

  • Interested to see the changes they will implement, glad to see some evidence of them started from scratch. Also, that resolution is outrageous.

    • I am too. I think samsung will make a resurgence from the slump theyv had with the old. After the s 5 samsung has definitely accepted a the demand for a change f design and is working furiously to get back in prime position.

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes the Samsung S5 didnt really hit the spot in terms of design and many people critisized on it. Samsung will work very hard to regain their flagship series and this time Samsung will blow the minds of the world apart with the S6 garenteed!!

  • Suraj Racharla

    This is the moment Samsung is waiting for. After a unsuccessful year they are prone to make big changes like this. I am expecting a major UI overhaul and a total design change. I am expecting metal build and oviolsy a quad hd display. Also the back of the phone is probably going to be made out of a very expensive matrial other than plastic. This year changed the way Samsung will build their phones in the future. Finally Samsung will produce something the public wants!!!!!

  • Joshua Akinsola

    the resolution will be great and the display will be wide, but thats still in a somewhat distant future. Whatever tweaks they have now will probably change into even better tweaks simply because thats how things work im looking forward to the note 4

  • MANJIT SARMA

    Thanx ,at last they think about new Design!

    • Suraj Racharla

      Well they have showed their interest in switching designs and they have showed eveidense of that in the Alpha and Note 4!! Looking forward for the S6, cant wait for the articles from Phone Radar !!

  • Nikhil Narkhede

    Looking forward to newly design GS6 ( probably metal construction).

    • yeah this is the newdesign basis and im excited for that! The note 4 alpha grand and the a series are taking the metal construction too. So its time for the s series to get their metal on!

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes the next galaxy s6 is expected to be made in metal and Samsung has shown metal on 2 of their phones already. I am expecting the backplate to be made out of something totally different tho!!

  • Now I’m a smartphone enthusiast. and with all the renditions being made Im honestly hoping for the best looking smartphone ever from samsung. Their time is now!

  • Whatever the options are .. I just hope it comes with a dual-sim ..

  • alot of info that comes with this hand on. The s6 is getting intense coverage here Im impressed!