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Technology & IT | Thursday 26 March, 2015 12:09 pm |
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Beautifully Crafted from Metal and Glass, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Define What’s Next in Mobility

Equipped with first-of-its-kind technology, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are the most advanced smartphones on the market

The all-new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge were introduced to the region by Samsung Electronics at the World Tour event held in Dubai today. Dubai is the first city globally to host the Samsung World Tour which will see the launch of the new flagships in different cities around the world.

Creating a new standard for design, craftsmanship and performance, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge seamlessly blend premium materials with the most advanced Samsung technology to offer users an unmatched mobile experience. Renowned Lebanese artist, Elissa was the special guest at the Samsung World Tour event, where she had the opportunity to experience the all-new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

“When consumers see the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge, they’ll see the future of mobility. Both are dynamic new additions to Samsung’s portfolio, but they are also powerful performers and intuitive devices that make sharing, exploring and creating more enjoyable and enriching than ever before,” said Mr. Hayssam Yassine, Head of Telecommunications Group at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “As the next generation in our Galaxy line, the S6 and the S6 edge are designed to help our customers go beyond convention and create meaningful experiences from the palms of their hands.”

During the event, Elissa said, “It is fantastic being in Dubai and with Samsung for the launch of this beautiful new product. I have enjoyed working with Samsung over the years, especially for my music video ‘Teebt Mennak’, and have always admired the company’s consistency in bringing innovative and eye-catching products in the market. Having experienced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge today, I love the look and feel of the product which is like a work of art; from the materials, the sleek curves and the jewel-like colors, it could be considered quite the accessory to any outfit”.



Beauty Meets Purpose
Carefully crafted from metal and glass, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge blend purposeful design with powerful features. The Galaxy S6 edge, particularly, shows unique and outstanding beauty while also providing a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience with the world’s first curved display on both sides. Its glass body, made from the toughest glass to date, Corning® Gorilla Glass® 4, is available in an array of colorful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald, which elicit a unique visual texture as it reflects natural light. This timeless design required the first-of-its-kind glass crafting technology and unmatched quality control, setting the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge apart from every other mobile device on the market. The premium device aesthetics deliver true value and are complemented by a totally new and lighter interface that greatly enhances usability and functionality. A refined and fully optimized user experience simplifies applications and offers features and settings in a more intuitive way.

Vivid Images with a Fast, Bright Camera
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with an incredibly vivid, bright and fast front and rear camera. The F1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors on both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras provide the most superior image quality in a smartphone, even in the dark. In addition, Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance provide advanced light sensitivities and crisp camera solutions. Furthermore, a new “Quick Launch” feature give users fast, direct access to the camera from any screen in just 0.7 seconds* by simply double clicking the home key button. These advanced camera functions enable users to capture their most precious and personal moments in uncompromising quality, however and wherever they want.

Super Charging and Cord Free
With fully embedded WPC and PMA certified wireless charging technology, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are setting a new industry standard for universal wireless charging. The devices work with any wireless pad available in the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. They also sport incredibly fast wired charging - 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5 - providing about 4 hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging.*


Cutting-Edge Core Technology
The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (138g /132g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge integrate the most advanced, cutting-edge, Samsung core technology available today. The world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit platform, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory provides higher performance and enhanced memory speed with lower power consumption. Moreover, the world’s first mobile 1440P/VP9 hardware based decoder enables users to enjoy high resolution streaming video while also using less power. In addition, the 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen offers users the highest pixel density of 577ppi. Enhanced outdoor visibility with a brighter display (600cd/mm) lets consumers experience content without compromise – anywhere, at any time.

Enhanced Security
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are built on the upgraded Samsung KNOX, end-to-end secure mobile platform, offering defense-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks. Both of these new devices are also ready for immediate enterprise adoption, with market leading MDMs and KNOX enhancements enabled at launch to simplify and improve mobile device management. Additionally, the Find My Mobile feature secures lost devices and protects personal information through a number of services, including the all new remotely controlled “Reactivation lock.” With an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner, it also provides quick authentication and saves encrypted data in secure device storage.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is currently available for pre-order in four models. The Galaxy S6 32GB retails at AED 2,599 and the Galaxy S6 64GB retails at AED 2,899. The Galaxy S6 Duos 32GB retails at AED 2,699 and the Galaxy S6 Duos 64GB retails at AED 2,999.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is currently available in three models. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 32GB retails at AED 3,099. The Galaxy S6 edge 64GB retails at AED 3,399, and the Galaxy S6 edge 128GB retails at AED 3,799.

Full details and product images are available at www.samsungmobilepress.com.
*Average speed based on internal testing conducted by Samsung. Results may vary by device or situation.




Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge Product Specifications

Galaxy S6 Galaxy S6 edge
Network LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)
Display 5.1’’ Quad HD(2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED 5.1’’ Quad HD(2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED, Dual edge
AP Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor
OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 16MP OIS(rear), 5MP (front)
Video MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM, VP9
Audio Audio Codec : MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS
Audio Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Camera Features Quick Launch, Tracking AF, Auto Real-time HDR(Front & Rear) , F1.9, Low Light Video(Front & Rear), High Clear Zoom, IR Detect White Balance, Virtual Shot, Slow Motion, Fast Motion, Pro Mode, Selective Focus
Additional Features Ultra Power Saving Mode
Download Booster
S Health 4.0
Samsung Pay
Smart Manager
Microsoft Apps(OneDrive 115GB for 2 years, OneNote)
Sound Alive+
Themes
Quick Connect
Private Mode
S Finder, S Voice
Google Mobile Services Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Connectivity WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot
Bluetooth®: v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X, ANT+
USB: USB 2.0
NFC
IR Remote
Sensor Accelerometer, Light, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Fingerprint, Hall, HRM
Memory RAM: 3GB, LPDDR4
Internal Memory: 32/64/128GB, UFS 2.0
Wireless Charging WPC1.1(4.6W Output) & PMA 1.0(4.2W) compatible
Dimension 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm, 138g 142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0mm, 132g
Battery 2,550mAh 2,600mAh

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com
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