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Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news and features


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The wait is over. The Galaxy S6 is has been launched at MWC 2015 - and it looks really rather special. It's joined by the Galaxy S6 Edge: a curved screen variant of the phone which won't be sold in at that great a volume. Think Samsung Galaxy Note Edge to the Galaxy Note 4.

But enough about the others - how good is the new Galaxy S6? The short answer is: very good indeed.

We know why you're here though: you want to know everything there is to know about this new phone. Luckily we've been good little phone-gatherers and put all the information in one easy to read place, right here.

Cut to the chase

What is it? The next flagship smartphone from Samsung
When is it out? Not confirmed, but likely in the first half of April.
What will it cost? A lot, at least as much as the pricey Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S6 release date and cost

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will follow last year's Galaxy S5 and be on show at MWC 2015. The invite to Samsung Unpacked predictably launched the flagship phone, and it should go on sale within a month or two of launch.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 both hit stores in April, of 2013 and 2014 respectively, so it's probable you'll be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 from April 2015. Why so long? These higher-end devices likely need more manufacturing steps, so getting the volumes necessary to service the world will take more time.

In terms of price, it's going to be the same as before, according to the rumours - although it could be a little more expensive given the improved materials used. We're having to say rumours as Samsung hasn't given us anything concrete to work with - but the below information from AndroidPit does hint at some eye-watering prices:

· Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB: €749 (around £560, $855, AU$1100)
· Samsung Galaxy S6 64 GB: €849 (around £635, $970, AU$1240)
· Samsung Galaxy S6 128 GB: €949 (around £710, $1085, AU$1390)
In the UK this should translate into about £38 per month on contract if you want the phone for free.


Sadly for Samsung, the design of the Galaxy S6 leaked out onto the internet before the big reveal - and they were completely accurate.

The phone is made of an attractive fusion of glass and metal, with the latter material the predominant choice. It's more solid and premium feeling than the Sony Xperia Z range, for instance, as it's more compact and fits in the hand better.

The size is actually pretty impressive, as it's not much larger than an iPhone 6, yet fits in a much larger and higher resolution screen than Apple's best.

It's sadly not waterproof though - that's going to be on the S6 Active, whenever that appears. The ruggedisation that didn't work on the S5 has been ditched in favour of the improved design - it does mean the battery is no longer removable and the microSD slot is out of here.

Samsung Galaxy S6 screen

Samsung has stuck stick with the excellent Super AMOLED displays we've seen from the company for quite a while on the Galaxy S6.

But this time things have become a lot more awesome: much like the Galaxy Note 4, the Galaxy S6 comes with a 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD resolution.

It's a really clear and crisp display - although questions have to be asked over whether it will hurt the battery too much, especially as that power pack is actually a bit lower in capacity than in years gone by.


Samsung has made the camera one of the key features on this new phone, and has stuck a 16MP sensor on there - but massively overhauled it from last year.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 have identical snappers, with the South Korean brand looking to keep them as similar as possible - it's just the screen that's the differentiator.



  • Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news and features
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news and features
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news and features
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news and features
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 release date, news and features