Samsung Will Unveil The Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge In India On March 23March 20, 2015 2015-03-20 14:46
Samsung Will Unveil The Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge In India On March 23
Samsung is all set to unveil its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones in India on March 23, as per the invites the company has started sending out for an event in New Delhi.
At the global unveil back at MWC, the company had announced that the S6 and S6 Edge would go on sale worldwide on April 10, but it is expected that the company will begin taking pre-orders for the two devices prior to that date.
How Samsung prices the Galaxy S6 in India is yet to be seen, but don’t be surprised if it’s very similar to that of the iPhone 6 (currently starts at around Rs 49,000). The S6 Edge will be priced at a premium to its sister device, and most likely will be available in limited quantities.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge represent Samsung’s fresh take on the premium smartphone market, featuring a metal and glass construction, rather than cheapo plastic. The software of the phone is also significantly different – which is apparently a toned down version of TouchWiz (great!).
Both devices are equipped with 5.1-inch Super AMOLED displays, with the S6 Edge’s display featuring curves at both its edges. Moreover, both devices are similarly equipped with Samsung’s very own 64 bit Exynos 7420 octa core processor coupled to 3GB of RAM.
Imaging duties are handled by a 16MP primary camera (with OIS) at the rear, while the front-facing unit has a resolution of 5MP. The devices run on Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, albeit with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin on top.
Samsung’s arch nemesis Apple plans to sell over 2 million iPhones in India this year on the back of the success of its latest iPhone 6. So far the company seems to be hitting those numbers, with industry watchers estimating iPhone sales clocked in at 500,000 during Q4 2014.
The Galaxy S6 is directly pitted against the iPhone 6, but Samsung does have to contend with other Android phone manufacturers such as Xiaomi, Motorola and HTC. It is to be seen if Samsung can actually put a dent in Apple’s plans for India, and regain some of its lost glory.
How much would you pay for Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and do you think it’s better than the iPhone 6?