Samsung has, like HTC, chosen to try and rise above the MWC throng by making its flagship announcements ahead of the exhibition kick-off. The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event has been teased since the beginning of February but Samsung, like HTC again, couldn't keep it completely under wraps and we saw some pretty clear shots of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge last week. Actually I added the pictures as a footnote at the end of the Samsung UFS 2.0 memory chip story, and these UFS 2.0 chips will be installed in the flagship smartphones to provide 'SSD-like' speed.Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones launched
So the new Samsung Galaxy S6 flagships are pretty much as we expected; a standard model and a model with a display which wraps over both left and right edges. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both have 5.1-inch Quad HD(2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED screens and other than the wraparound screen on the S6 Edge and a slight difference in weight, dimensions and battery capacity are identical. With the Galaxy S6 models Samsung has moved quite a way away from the old S5 'elastoplast' or 'band-aid' design and gone majorly into metal and glass construction. That seemed like something people wanted with the last flagship but Samsung hadn't quite got up to speed with expectations, perhaps. It has since launched several metal chassis models, notably the Galaxy A range, and they must have shown positive results. The headline for the main Samsung Galaxy S6 press-release of the evening reflects the importance of construction, it reads: "Beautifully Crafted from Metal and Glass, Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge Define What's Next in Mobility".