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Samsung Galaxy S6 Release and Price Guide, Plus More Details On Specs and Expectations

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (Credit: Reuters) Samsung's President and Chief Executive JK Shin walks on stage during the presentation of the Galaxy S6 smartphone at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona More...
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March 4
1:32 PM 2015

Hugely lauded at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015, Samsung Galaxy S6, alongside Galaxy S6 Edge, is described by Samsung CEO JK Shin a result of "relentless innovation."

The latest Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone is expected to banner the Samsung device line to combat strong rivals Apple iPhone 6, HTC One M9, LG G3, and other competing brands in the market.

Shin announced in his presentation at the MWC 2015 that Galaxy S6 will be available on April 10 in 20 countries, including the US, South Korea, and the UK.

Although pricing has not been officially announced, reports said S6 will come out at £579 SIM-free, the same price of Galaxy S5 when it came out in the market in 2014. British mobile carriers EE reveals they will offer the device in black, white and blue models with 4G+ network. However, price had not been revealed. Meanwhile, O2 has reportedly announced they will offer the device at £171 to those who want to trade a Galaxy S5. Three has announced it will sell the device but no other information had been given, as well as Vodafone.

Galaxy S6 wears grey metal and glass chassis and boasts quick wireless battery charging and superfast high-resolution camera. However, spare batteries cannot replace drained ones because back case is no longer detachable.

The phone's resolution packs an incredible 577 pixels per inch on its Super AMOLED screen. A durable Gorilla Glass screen also welcomed users a totally revamped design.

A partially protruding back camera possesses a 16-megapixel sensor and an F1.9 lens which is known for its quick loading capacity. Samsung boasts this camera is the "fastest, brightest camera on the market" that illuminates best on a night scene.

The battery phones lasts for up to 12 hours on Wi-Fi and charges faster than any other smartphone in the industry, according to Shin. It takes only 10 minutes to charge the S6 to get four hours of battery life, he claimed.

Following the triumph of Apple Pay, Shin demonstrated LoopPay, a contact-less payment system that allows phones to be swiped or tapped at tills just like credit cards. Samsung's added payment method can be used anywhere Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted, which is expected to be available in the US and South Korea come summer.

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