Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer metal and glass frames

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After plenty of leaks and rumors, including a peek at what’s believed to be the headphones bundled with the flagship, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

The new flagships bear plenty of similarities between previous Samsung-branded smartphones, which may work to Samsung’s strengths in many potential buyer’s eyes. However, the key difference between these new devices and the past models is that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are constructed of metal and glass. A stark departure from previous Galaxy S flagship devices.

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As far as features and specifications go, here’s how it breaks down for Samsung’s latest flagship devices:

Galaxy S6

  • 5.1-inch 2560×1440 Super AMOLED display
  • 16MP camera; 5-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 64-bit Exynos octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB/64GB/128GB built-in storage (no microSD card slot)
  • Support for Qi and PMA wireless charging
  • Samsung Pay
  • 2550mAh battery

The Galaxy S6 Edge’s specifications are exactly the same as the Galaxy S6 proper, save for a few key differences:

  • Slightly larger battery at 2600mAh
  • Two curved edges on either side of the display
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The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will launch around the globe on April 10. The Galaxy S6 will come in Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz, Black Sapphire and White Pearl. The Galaxy S6 Edge will be available in Green Emerald. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and regional carrier U.S. Cellular have already pledged shelf space for the new flagships, but exact launch dates weren’t provided.

What do you think of Samsung’s newest flagships?

[via Samsung]