Samsung is committed to packing as much technology and convenience into their flagship Galaxy smartphones, and the Galaxy S6 is the epitome of this concept. One might even refer to the device as "futuristic" given that many of its features, including a fingerprint scanner and virtual reality capabilities, were considered safely within the realm of science fiction just twenty years ago.
Who would have ever thought these perks would come packaged on a smartphone? Samsung pulled out all the stops, rebuilding the Galaxy S6 from scratch to keep the device competitive with Apple. According to several reviews, the impressive technology makes the contest between the two phones a very competitive race.
New hardware turns the S6 into a true iPhone rival
It should be clear to mobile phone technology buffs that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is no simple rehash of a previous model. The device is chock-full of new technology, some features are a first for Samsung while others are making their first appearance on the market. For example, the Galaxy S6 features a nimble 14 nm mobile processor on its own Octa-core 64-bit Exynos processor. The Samsung-developed hardware replaces the Qualcomm Snapdragon processors found in the S6's predecessors, according to the Guardian.
Also premiering in the phone are an LP DDR4 memory stem and UFS 2.0 flash memory, in addition to new pre-loaded codecs that allow the phone to read and display higher resolution images. The phone's battery received an upgrade as well, and is now capable of being quick-charged by using wireless pad stations. Visiting your local Wireless Zone will give you a chance to try out these stylish, innovative features in action.
High-end camera and display will wow pixel buffs
CNN’s product review boasted that the Samsung Galaxy S6 comes packed with one of the best cameras ever to be installed on a smartphone. Both the 16-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel front camera features feature high-end F1.9 lenses and are equipped with numerous features that help Galaxy owners take crisper, clearer shots from their mobile. Examples of integrated photo technologies featured in the new S6 include IR white balance detection, a smart image stabilization system and automatic High Dynamic Range.
The phone’s display features two curved edges, is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and are equipped with a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen. The Galaxy 6S screen is so advanced that the device has clinched the record for pixel density with 577 pixels per inch, meaning the Samsung device has the most pixel-dense smartphone display available. The beautiful display, which performs better than most standard high-definition screens, is just the tip of the iceberg, however. It's the technology behind the Samsung S6 screen that is the real star of the show.
Virtual reality is now mobile
Virtual reality is just one of the many futuristic features on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Nothing evokes thoughts of science fiction films like the subject of virtual reality, but recent advancements in display and motion tracking technology are quickly closing the gap between VR fantasy and reality. Samsung Galaxy S6 is a great example of that shift - consumers can use their new smartphone in conjunction with the manufacturer's Gear VR headset to enjoy a fully immersive experience, said Engadget. Redesigned to fit the 5-inch Galaxy S6 screen, Samsung's latest Gear VR even comes equipped with a USB port for easy charging and better ventilation to facilitate extended virtual reality gaming sessions or 360 degree films.
Content available for the Gear VR is currently slim, but the popularity of Oculus Rift, the base of Samsung's virtual reality technology, means that this content shortage won't last forever. Oculus is currently working on the debut of its own online store that will make it easier for users to access the latest VR software.
Advanced fingerprint sensors add security and privacy
Why lock your phone with a keycode if you can do so with your fingerprint? According to TechRadar, the Samsung Galaxy S6 features a fingerprint scanner that outperforms almost everything else on the market. The resource noted that the system is extremely responsive, requiring minimal contact to activate and deliver impressive consistency. The fingerprint scanner creates new opportunities for app functionality. Users will be able to make secure transactions with their phones. For instance, if the phone can verify a certain user based on the fingerprint reading sent from their phone.
These examples are just a few of the innovative features at work in the Samsung Galaxy S6. Tech lovers will be able to find out even more about the new Galaxy's hardware by getting their hands on the device in their local Wireless Zone store.