Samsung has announced the launch of Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge flagship smartphones in India. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be available at Rs. 49,900 for the 32GB variant while the equivalent Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is priced at Rs. 58,900.
Both the smartphones will be available for purchase starting April 10, with pre-orders opening on Monday. Customers who pre-book will get price protection for the next 6 months. If Samsung reduces the price of Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge - or introduces any cashback schemes - in India during that time, customers who pre-book will get the difference back as Payback points.
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The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge feature 5.1-inch Quad HD (1440x2560 pixels) Super Amoled display with a pixel density of 577ppi. The only difference is that the latter sports a dual-edge display. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge run Android 5.0 Lollipop and are powered by a 64-bit octa-core (quad-core 2.1GHz+ quad-core 1.5GHz) processor coupled with 3GB of RAM (LPDDR4). Three storage variants are available: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.
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The 64GB and 128GB Samsung Galaxy S6 variants are priced at Rs. 55,900 and Rs. 61,900 respectively, while the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will be priced at Rs. 64,900 and Rs. 70,900 respectively for same storage capacities.
(Also see: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6)Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (left) and Samsung Galaxy S6.
There is a 16-megapixel rear camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation) and LED flash while there is a 5-megapixel front camera on board. Both the handsets come with a slew of camera features such as quick launch, tracking AF, auto real-time HDR, f/1.9, IR detect white balance, low light video, high clear zoom, virtual shot, slow motion, fast motion, pro mode, and selective focus.
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The new premium Galaxy handsets also pack fingerprint scanning with an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner on the home button. Additionally, both the handsets will come pre-installed with upgraded Samsung Knox. Both handsets come preloaded with Microsoft apps such as OneNote and OneDrive with 115GB cloud storage free for 2 years.
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The Galaxy S6 is backed by a 2550mAh battery while the Galaxy S6 Edge comes with 2600mAh battery. For connectivity, both the handsets come with LTE Cat. 6 featuring up to 300Mbps download speeds and support for India's 4G LTE networks.