Samsung Reveals Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge | Mircosoft Apps, Specs (PHOTOS)

The wait is over. For months, many have been unveiling leaks and teasers about the two devices. But now, March 1(March 2 Manila time), Samsung has revealed the real thing.

Few weeks ago, Microsoft and Samsung announced the end of their contract dispute, keeping deal terms confidential. However, part of the court case revealed that Samsung paid $1 Billion to Microsoft in the form of patent-licensing royalties during 2013.

Microsoft apps Skype, OneDrive, and OneNote are preinstalled in a “Microsoft Apps” folder in the Galaxy S6. Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will also have 115GB of OneDrive storage as a part of Samsung-Microsoft partnership.

Samsung bundles Microsoft apps on its latest smartphone in its Galaxy smartphone line, Galaxy S6.

On April 10, the latest smartphones in the Galaxy line will be available worldwide. As of writing, price is not yet available.

"ProEXR File DescriptionSamsung Galaxy S6 Specs:

  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz
  • Dual SIM
  • Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore CPU
  • 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32/64/128 GB options
  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD display, 2560 x 1440 resolution, 577ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (front and back)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC
  • 16-megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f1.9
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera, f1.9
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • 2,550mAh built-in battery
  • Whiter Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge features two curved edges.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Specs:

  • Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz
  • Dual SIM
  • Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore CPU
  • 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32/64/128GB options
  • 5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD display @ 2560 x 1440, 577ppi
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4 (front and back)
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC
  • 16 megapixel rear camera, OIS, dual-LED flash, f1.9
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera, f1.9
  • Qi Wireless Charging
  • 2,600mAh built-in battery
  • Whiter Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Green Emerald

Both Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have an enhanced touch-type fingerprint scanner. It also has the new remotely controlled “Reactivation Lock” which protects personal information and the feature “Find My Mobile” which secures lost devices.

During the event in Barcelona, Samsung took advantage to introduce “Samsung Pay”. According to Rappler, it is a system that will allow  payment through near-field communications (NFC), credit cards, and debit cards from the phone.

The smartphones also have the advantage of Samsung KNOX secure mobile platform, “offering defense-grade features for real-time protection from potential malicious attacks.”
Sources:

Warren, Tom. (2015). Samsung bundles Microsoft apps on its new Galaxy S6. Retrieved from: http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/1/8129439/samsung-galaxy-s6-microsoft-apps

Canlas, KC. (2015). #NextIsNow: Hello there, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Retrieved from: http://www.wheninmanila.com/nextisnow-hello-there-samsung-galaxy-s6-and-s6-edge/

Barreiro, Victor Jr. (2015). Samsung unveils the Galaxy S6, S6 Edge. Retrieved from: http://www.rappler.com/technology/news/85464-samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-unpacked?utm_content=bufferf542f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

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