Early this week, Samsung confirmed to host an event to launch the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in New Delhi; now the company has announced that it will be streaming the event live online.
The company's event is set to kick-off on Monday 12:00pm afternoon at the popular hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi and this program will aired live on the official Samsung India webpage [HERE], so that fans and tech enthusiasts residing outside the India's capital city witness the proceeding in the real-time under cozy comforts of their home/office.
Most of the Samsung fans would have already read about the key features of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge during the official global unveiling early this month at Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event, Barcelona. But, what they will be eager to know is that how much the devices would cost and when will they hit stores in India.
It is learnt that the company will disclose the devices' price, release date details and even start the pre-order service on 23 March, probably via Flipkart.
Previous reports have indicated that Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will hit stores on 10 April. The former model's price is expected to begin from ₹52,999 and the later special edition model's starting price is said to be ₹61,999.
But we believe the prices are likely shoot upwards thanks to Union Government's 2015 Budget where in it increased the custom duty on imported products from 6% to 12.5%.
Even Apple Inc hiked all the iPhone series smartphone prices in India.
For the uninitiated, Galaxy S6 (& S6 Edge) is a major upgrade over its predecessor Galaxy S5, which failed impress critics and fans in 2014. Despite boasting top-of the line hardware inside the phone, it was panned for featuring low-quality plastic cover.
But now, the Samsung devices – come protected with superior aircraft grade metal cover and Gorilla Glass 4 shield (both front & back). On the front, they flaunt 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) display with pixel density of 577 ppi (pixels per inch).
S6 Edge too features same display resolution, only difference is that the screen stretches to both right and left side edges.
Both the devices come packed with 14-nanometer class 64-bit Exynos 7 Octa-core processor with 3GB LPDRR4 RAM, UFS 2.0 series super-fast memory chips -32GB/64GB/128GB storage options, a 16-megapixel camera and a 5.0-megapixel snapper on the front.
Here is the official Samsung video detailing the key features of Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge:
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge:
|Models||Samsung Galaxy S6||Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge|
|Display||5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with 577 ppi and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 shield||5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) dual-edge super AMOLED display with 577 ppi and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4 shield|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Processor||14-namometer class 64-bit Octa-core CPU (Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz)||14-namometer class 64-bit Octa-core CPU (Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz)|
|RAM||3GB LPDDR4||3GB LPDDR4|
|Storage Capacity||32GB/64GB/128GB (UFS 2.0)||32GB/64GB/128GB (UFS 2.0)|
|Battery||2550 mAh with ultra power saving mode||2600 mAh ultra power saving mode|
|Network||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)||LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps)|
|Add-ons||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 2.0, NFC,IR Remote, Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic , Samsung Knox security app now upgraded to defence grade||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 2.0, NFC,IR Remote, Samsung Pay works with both Near Field Communication (NFC) and Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology to make it device, merchant and card issuer agnostic , Samsung Knox security app now upgraded to defence grade|
|Dimensions||143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm||142.1 x 70.1 x 7.0 mm|
|Weight||138 g||132 g|
|Colours||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz (Galaxy S6 only)||White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Green Emerald (Galaxy S6 edge only)|