News by Luke Jones on Sunday March 01, 2015.
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The consumer space is generally turning away from Samsung at the moment, but the company may have just righted all the wrongs with its newly launched Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. The Korean giant announced the two handsets at the MWC event in Barcelona and the good news is both look to be stunning additions to the smartphone world. Samsung back to its best and seemingly finally listening to customer's needs.Whether they are enough to entice the masses back remains to be seen, but first impressions suggest these may be the very best mainstream smartphones on the market. Galaxy S6 Starting with the normal Galaxy S6, a handset that will be Samsung's main flagship for the next year. The Galaxy S5 disappointed on many levels while managing to still be a very good phone, while the S6 addresses those problems to become an excellent one. Samsung promised it was creating this device from the ground up, and that seems to be the case, with the plastic Samsung of old seemingly in the past forever. In terms of looks, the S6 follows a new design ethos that started with the Galaxy Alpha back in September last year. It feels and looks premium, and oozes a quality Samsung's of the past simply never did, even the flagships ones. Yes, it looks dangerously like the iPhone 6, and I am sure that copying accusations may be levelled at Samsung on message boards and maybe in the courtrooms. However, there are only so many ways that a candy bar design can be made, so I for one am willing to give Samsung the benefit of the doubt. The machined aluminum chassis sits sandwiched between two Gorilla Glass 4 panes, and the device feels solid and the build quality is excellent. The Galaxy S6 gets a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, the newest Samsung built octa-core Exynos chipset, 3GB of RAM, LTE cat.6, a 16 megapixel rear camera, and 32GB of storage. Sadly, Samsung opted not to have a microSD card, which is the only real gripe on first impressions. As promised, the TouchWiz experience has also been pared down and a UI that has often been accused of being laggy is apparently zippy and smooth now. We will be getting a play with the Galaxy S6 tomorrow, so we will give you a much more comprehensive look at this lighter software, and indeed the phone in general then. Galaxy S6 Edge
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.