Samsung really thought things through when it rolled out metal frames, glass backs and fresh design on the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge — but it doesn't seem that they had to skimp on the specs. The new devices are powerful and check most of the boxes folks are looking for nowadays — read along for the full sheet.
|Operating System||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with TouchWiz|
|Display||S6: 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) 577ppi Super AMOLED|
S6 edge: 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) 577ppi Super AMOLED with dual curved edges
|Processor||Octa-core 4x2.1GHz + 4x1.5GHz 64-bit 14nm Samsung Exynos processor|
|Storage||32GB, 64GB, 128GB (non-expandable)|
|Rear Camera||16MP, OIS, ƒ/1.9, auto real-time HDR, low-light video, high clear zoom, IR detect white balance, virtual shot, slow motion, fast motion, pro mode, selective focus|
|Front Camera||5MP, ƒ/1.9, auto real-time HDR, low-light video|
|Network||LTE Category 6 (300/50Mbps)|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2), 620Mbps, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot|
Bluetooth 4.1 LE, A2DP, atp-X, ANT+
GPS, GLONASS, NFC, IR remote, USB 2.0
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, heart rate monitor, HRM, proximity|
|Charging||USB 2.0, Powermat wireless (PMA 1.0, 4.2W output), Qi wireless (WPC 1.1, 4.6W output)|
|Battery||S6: 2550mAh (non-removable)|
S6 edge: 2600mAh (non-removable)
|Dimensions||S6: 143.4mm x 70.5mm x 6.8mm / 5.65-inches x 2.78-inches x 0.27-inches|
S6 Edge: 142.1mm x 70.1mm x 7.0mm / 5.59-inches x 2.76-inches x 0.28-inches
|Weight||S6: 138g / 4.87oz|
S6 edge: 132g / 4.66oz
|Video||Formats: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9|
|Audio||Codecs: MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUS|
Formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
|Samsung software features||Download Booster, OneDrive (115GB free storage for 2 years), OneNote, Private Mode, Quick Connect, S Health 4.0, S Finder, S Voice, Samsung Pay, Smart Manager, Sound Alive+, Themes|
|Samsung security||One-touch fingerprint scanner, KNOX management software|
|Google Mobile Services||Chrome, Drive, Gmail, Google Settings, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, Play Books, Play Games, Play Movies and TV, Play Newsstand, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube|
|Colors||S6: white, black, gold, blue|
S6 edge: white, black, gold, dark green
Note: Not all storage size or colors may be available in every market worldwide.
Specs have you impressed? Be sure to read our in-depth hands-on preview of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge for the full story.
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Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.