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Samsung Galaxy S6 price, release date, specs and features

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The Galaxy S6 has just been officially unveiled at MWC 2015, alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge. Is the new Galaxy going to be the smartphone of the year for 2015? Find out all of the latest news on the Galaxy S6 price, release date, specs and features below. 

Galaxy S6 features

The most striking thing about the Galaxy S6 is its design. A glass and aluminium body give it a sleek and slender feel, while the Snapdragon 810-like octa-core processor and QHD display make sure it delivers on the inside and out. As had previously been reported, the Galaxy S6 will come with a redesigned version of TouchWiz, with less pre-installed apps, and will not have expandable storage via micro-SD card. It's also worth noting that neither the Galaxy S6, nor S6 Edge, will be water-resistant, as had been speculated.

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The Galaxy S6, when viewed from the front, looks an awful lot like the Galaxy S5. / © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung's new mobile payment system "Samsung Pay" is also expected to play a big part in the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, featuring NFC capabilities in conjunction with Samsung's own software for future wireless payments. It will be launching in the US in the second half of the year.

The Galaxy S6 features impressive wireless charging capabilities. It will work with any wireless pad available on the market that supports WPC and PMA standards. The S6 also supports fast wired charging, charging about 50 percent faster as the Galaxy S5, providing about four hours of use after only 10 minutes of charging.

Galaxy S6 price

While there was no official word on the Galaxy S6 price, the latest rumors suggest it will 699 euros for the 32 GB variant, 799 for the 64 GB version, and 899 for the top-end 128 GB model. As far as US pricing is concerned, we expect somewhere in the region of 649 USD off-contract for the 32 GB version, 749 for 64 GB, and 849 for the 849 GB model.

We will update this page with confirmed US and UK pricing details when we learn more. 

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The Galaxy S6 has a beautiful QHD display, and it's one of the brightest we've seen on. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy S6 release date

The Galaxy S6 (and S6 Edge) will be available from April 10 around the world in Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and White Pearl color options.

Galaxy S6 specs

System Android 5.0 Lollipop
Display 5.1-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) 577ppi, Super AMOLED
Processor Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octa-core processor
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage  32/64/128 GB
Battery 2,550 mAh + wireless charging + wired supercharging
Camera 16 MP with OIS (rear), 5 MP (front)
Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2x2) 620Mbps, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile hotspot, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, LTE Cat.6
Dimensions 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8 mm 
Weight 138 g

Galaxy S6 camera

Samsung has improved its camera technology since the Galaxy S5, and while the Galaxy S6 doesn't reach 20 MP resolution like on the HTC One M9 or Sony Xperia Z3, its low-light capabilities look extremely impressive. Additionally, Samsung's new “Quick Launch” feature launches the camera app in under a second, simply by double tapping the home key button.  

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Samsung's 16 MP camera is a great performer in low-light, on the rear and front-facing snappers. / © ANDROIDPIT

We will continue to update this page as we learn more. In the meantime, check out our hands-on Galaxy S6 review.

Is this going to be your next device? Do you like the new design? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • mike 6 hours ago Link

    gave up on samsung at the S4. HTC is the new brand of choice. The M8 is awesome. no bugs even with 5.01

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  • Glostermeteor 4 days ago Link

    No expandable storage, no deal. The S5 may be the last Samsung phone I buy

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  • Glostermeteor 1 week ago Link

    2 of my thoughts, the S5s battery is hardly outstanding, it lasts about as long as my S3 did. My second thought is if the S6 does not come with expandable storage then the S5 is the last Samsung phone I buy.

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  • Mahne Tomaz 3 weeks ago Link

    Now it's new trend "I don't listning bat scanig" for FBI,CIA...

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  • Mahne Tomaz 3 weeks ago Link

    whay IRIS scaner????? I don't nidet in may phone!!!!! End whay phinger scaner????
    Oll this scaners costed to mach many!!! For this com phone costed 1000 € or $

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  • Lalit
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    1 month ago Link

    I don't what Samsung is upto but I would say they have released S5 last September and now the very first week they have been running teasers of S6 ! If they made progress in such a faster way then I am pretty much sure by the end of this year we will see S8 or S9 ! :D

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  • Jerry Hintz 1 month ago Link

    The only notable news would be front facing speakers.

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  • Stratis 2 months ago Link

    I think that the next Samsung's flagship will be galaxy alpha 2 or beta or smt like that

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  • Jimmy Drew 3 months ago Link

    I loved the Note 3 but the Note 4 is just much much better it is faster and the screen is awesome. The S pen funtionality is much improved. How about the Note 5? Faster processor. 64 bit logic for sure. Better battery of course. Those are really minor inprovements. I truly believe we have reached a plateu. The Note 4 will be with me a very long time. So what does Samsung need to do. ? Sell durability and waterproofing. Make a phone that is upgradeable. Watch your stock go up.

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    • Richard Yarrell 2 months ago Link

      Rest assure the Galaxy Note 4 trumps the Galaxy Note 3 so easily it's comical they aren't even close to being the same.

      As for the Note 5 expect 3500mAh battery, 5megipixel front facing camera, 22meg back camera, 4k display rocking over 700ppi, 64bit Snapdragon 810 or higher processor.

      Just like I've had every Note product since 2011 I will buy the Galaxy Note 5 as well as the Note Edge 2 in October/November 2015.

      It's pretty plain and simple for me since May 2011. Nothing beats Samsung or the Galaxy Note products they are android nothing else matters period.

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      • David Soto 13 hours ago Link

        Hahahaha don't be a tool. Wise up sir.

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  • Fahad Khan 3 months ago Link

    my s-pen nib is stuck inside the spen holder anyone know how to fix it?

    last night I accidently dropped my note 3 and when I pull out s-pen and tried to slide back in it, it won't go inside then I looked at the pen and notice that the nib was missing. with the help of the torch I saw the nib stuck inside the s-pen holder.... if anyone can help please let me know?...

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    • E_Z_Points 3 months ago Link

      Go to your local hardware store. Find a long thin screw, to screw into the back of the nib and (gently) pull it out. A drop of oil, in the slot, after you insert the screw in the nib, may help extraction. After the nib is out, use a cotton swab to clean the oil out of the stylus slot.

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    • David Soto 13 hours ago Link

      Have you tried spitting on the tip first?

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  • Steve 3 months ago Link

    a curved display? no thanks. after being a loyal supporter of the Galaxy series of phones for many a year, time for a change for me next year if that's the case.

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  • Saem Sarguroh 3 months ago Link

    4K...I don't think so. QHD... Most likely. Maybe they will go for a curved screen as main or as a seperate variant there too. 4GB ram and 64bit support acceptable.

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  • BobK 4 months ago Link

    The iris scanner was confirmed over on Samsung's site

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  • danny 4 months ago Link

    let's be real samsung isn't apple don't hype people without any facts from samsung
    that's not true at all it will never be 4k rez in 2015 (maybe the note 5 but i don't think so) and the ram will be 3gb for sure.
    the camera would be from 16-21 mp
    the screen will be around 5.1-5.20 inch max QHD

    i think they will make some part that will be metallic like the alpha and the note 4 similar
    i just hope the battery will be better.

    for 2015
    Samsung/lg i look forward in bendable phones and in ara project from google and of course bigger and more energy efficient battery that can at least have two days with heavy multitasking till the next charge.

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    • Richard Yarrell 2 months ago Link

      Let's keep it real. Currently today the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are the best handsets on the market today the only GOLD STANDARD technology follows. Rest assure the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will show it's self in April 2015 and nothing will top that till the Galaxy Note 5. The Galaxy Note 5 will have a 4k display rocking a 3500mAh battery with over 700ppi.

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  • Kevin Stagg 4 months ago Link

    The Note Edge is just - meh. Very gimmicky. Just give the option of the Edge for the S6. Don't make it a permanent design cue. I love my Note 3 - it's not the size aspect of the Note - it's just that how hard is it to look at the top of your screen to see information?

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