Samsung Goes Metal and Glass in Galaxy S6, S6 edge

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Samsung shows off a more premium smartphone design approach at Mobile World Congress 2015 with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, a pair of flagship devices replacing Samsung' usual plastic with metal and glass frames.

Galaxy S6The pair are near-identical to each other, since both are 5.1-inch Android 5.0 handsets with 2560x1440 displays running on octa-core Exynos processors. What differentiates the S6 edge is suggested by the name-- the device has a dual-curved display curving ever-so-slightly from, well, the edges.

This means earlier rumours were right, even if the slight screen curves do not allow for the additional functionality seen in the Galaxy Note Edge.

Galaxy S6 edgwFurther tech details include 3GB RAM, 32, 64 or 128GB internal storage, LTE support, 16MP camera with optical image stabilisation and f/1.9 lens (plus 5MP front-facer), wireless charging with support for both Qi and PMA standards, Samsung Pay NFC- and MST-based mobile payments (via recent acquisition LoopPay), "enhanced" fingerprint scanner and the usual gaggle of Samsung apps.

However the fancier metal and glass construction might upset some Samsung customers-- regular features, such as removable batteries, microSD card slots and waterproofing are, alas, absent.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are available from 10 April 2015 in white, black, gold, blue (S6 only) and green (S6 edge only).

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