Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 to rival iPhone6

Korean electronics giant Samsung unveiled its much-awaited Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones and would begin selling them in India and other markets from April 10 to compete with rival iPhone6.

The sixth edition of the flagship devices — Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge — will be available in 20 markets, including India from April 10. According to research firm IDC, Samsung leads the global smartphone market. In October-December 2014, Samsung had a 20.01 per cent share, compared to Apple’s 19.85 per cent share.

The smartphones have 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen that offers a pixel density of 577 pixel per inch. Both the phones have world’s first 14 nano meter mobile processor with 64-bit platform, latest memory technology, which the company said makes them faster compared to any other phone. Samsung also announced its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay to compete with Apple’s recently launched Apple Pay. Users can make payment from mobile phone by just touching credit or debit card swipe machine across retailers.

The Galaxy 6 Edge has curved screen both side. Both the bend side panel work as different screens on which people can see who is calling them and see message. The two panels on edge and main screen work as three different screens on a single layer of display. Both the devices have wireless charging feature and in 10 minutes of charging the phone can work for 4 hours.

The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge F1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors, which is 5 megapixel in front and 16 megapixel rear cameras provide the most superior image quality in a smartphone, even in the dark, the company said.