At MWC 2015, Samsung Electronics has unveiled the latest smartphones – Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge with advanced features like Samsung Pay and Samsung KNOX mobile device management capabilities.
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“With the all new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung is offering what’s next in mobility, along with a new standard to drive the global mobile agenda,” said JK Shin, CEO and head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.
Galaxy S6 edge is marked by its solid grip and immersive viewing experience with the world’s first curved display on both sides, Samsung said. The glass body, made from Corning Gorilla Glass 4, is available in an array of colorful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature front (5MP) and rear (16MP) camera powered by F1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors. In addition, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions, the company said.
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature fully embedded WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology. The devices work with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. They also sport incredibly fast wired charging, 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5, providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.
The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory, Samsung said.
The 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers users the highest pixel density of 577ppi. Enhanced outdoor visibility with a brighter display (600cd/mm) lets consumers experience content without compromise – anywhere, at any time.
Samsung will launch Samsung Pay mobile payment service in the U.S in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge during the second half of this year. Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint scanning, and advanced tokenization, Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic.
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end-to-end secure mobile platform, offering defense-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks.
These devices are powered by MDMs and KNOX enhancements for enterprise use. They also include features like remotely controlled “reactivation lock” and touch-type fingerprint scanner to provide provides quick authentication and saves encrypted data in secure device storage, said Samsung in a statement.