News by Luke Jones on Tuesday March 17, 2015.
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Samsung's recently launched Galaxy S6 is slowly moving around the world, on a pre-order basis at least. The latest country where consumers can now lay down their cash for the upcoming handset is Canada, with the Galaxy S6 available for registrations now. As you would expect for a Samsung flagship, the Galaxy S6 is finding its way to just about every Canadian carrier and retailer.Joining the Galaxy S6 will of course be the Galaxy S6 Edge, with both handsets coming to Bell, Eastlink, Fido, Rogers, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron, Virgin, Mobile, and Wind. Bell is offering the 32GB model for $195 (USD) on a two-year deal, or $571 without a contract. As for the 64GB model; that is available for $281 with a 24 month commitment or $657 without a deal. Lastly, Bell is selling the 32GB Galaxy S6 Edge for $274 on deal, or $649 off, with various prices for different models depending on storage. 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.
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.