Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge handsets are now available for purchase in India. The devices were first unveiled at the recently concluded MWC event last month. Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge were earlier up for pre-order via online retailers like Flipkart, Amazon India, Infibeam and Snapdeal. They are now available for grabs, starting at Rs.49,900.
Both the handsets will be available in three internal memory variants: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The base 32GB variant of the Galaxy S6 is priced at Rs.49,900 while the 64GB and 128GB variants come at Rs.55,900 and Rs.61,900 respectively.
The Galaxy S6 Edge with its first-of-its-kind twin curved display starts at Rs.58,900 for the base 32GB variant. The 64GB and 128GB variants of the handset are available for Rs.64,900 and Rs.70,900 respectively.
It must be noted that neither of the handsets support expandable storage.
In terms of specification set, both the devices seem well endowed on paper. The Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a 1440×2560 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protective covering.
It is powered by a 2.1 GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU with Mali-T760 and 3 GB RAM. The dual-SIM device runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box with the company’s TouchWiz UI on top. It sports a 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, autofocus and LED flash. There is also a 5 MP front facing camera with Auto HDR. It is backed by a 2550 mAh battery.
The Edge variant of the Galaxy S6 comes with a similar spec sheet, with design and bettery being the only point of distinction between the two handsets. The Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a larger 2800 mAh battery.