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Here’s the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and what you need to know about it

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Over the weeekend, the interent was abuzz with news of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone and since there have been talks of how this may rattle the sales of devices of its main rivals like Apple. Over the years, Samsung and Apple have dominated the smart phone market and lest I forget, BlackBerry used to be in that category as well.

As for sales of the S5, they were 40% lower than targeted according to NDTV

The S5 was launched in April last year and just as it was then, expectations are high for the new S6 but what’s new in this version? See a comprehensive comparison betweeen the S5 and S6 below as put together by TechnoBuffalo.

 

Display Size5.1-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display (576 ppi)5.1-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (432 ppi)
Display TypeQuad HDFHD Super AMOLED
Operating SystemAndroid 5.0 (at launch)Android 4.4.2 (at launch)
ProcessorExynos 7 series Quad 2.1GHz + Quad 1.5Ghz, Octacore application processor2.5GHz Quad core processor
RAM3GB2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 64GB
  • 128GB
  • 16GB
  • 32GB
External StorageNoYes
External Storage SpecsN/A
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
Main Camera (Back)16MP16MP
Secondary Camera (Front)5MP2MP
NetworksN/A
  • LTE Cat 4 (150/50Mbps)
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5 GHz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2×2)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.1Bluetooth 4.0
Battery2550mAh2800mAh
NFCYesYes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • HRM
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint
  • Gesture
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Heart rate
  • Proximity
GPS
  • Digital compass
  • Digital compass
  • GPS
Height143.4 mm (5.65 inches)142 mm (5.59 inches)
Width70.5 mm (2.78 inches)72.5 mm (2.85 inches)
Depth6.8 mm (0.27 inches)8.1 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight138 g (4.87 oz)145 g (5.11 oz)
ColorsBlack, Blue, Gold, WhiteBlack, Blue, Gold, White
Supported Audio FormatsMP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, Vorbis, FLAC, OPUSMP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA
Supported Video FormatsMP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, VP9MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, RV, DivX, Xvid
Other Features
  • IR remote
  • IP67 Dust and Water Resistant
  • IR Blaster
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