Samsung Galaxy S6: All the new features

Samsung Galaxy S6: All the new features
After a heated session of leaks, rumors, and speculations, that spanned months, Samsung's Galaxy S6 flagship has finally arrived to the scene. If you spent the last few hours glued to the screen, you'll likely know quite a bit about it already, but even the most attentive among us can sometimes blank on this or that details. 

The solution? A centralized piece that sums up all the new features of the Galaxy S6 – whether hardware or software. We spent some time rumagging through uninteresting bits and ones that were already true of the Galaxy line before the S6 and singled out only features that are unique to the Galaxy S6. So, without any further ado, jump right into the slideshow gallery below and find out what Samsung has in store for you this season!

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. baldilocks

Posts: 1502; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Still the same old fingerprint scanner?

2. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No. Its a touch scanner, not swipe.

6. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Too bad cause my Note 4 swipe worked great and fast. The iphones touch fingerprint sensors lag. Hopefully the Galaxy touch sensors won't.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Really? The fingerprint scanner is the one point I give to the iPhone, it's a better implementation. We'll see how this one stacks up in the coming months, I guess.

11. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

I agree its defintely easier to operate a touch based sensor than swipe.

18. Derekjeter

Posts: 1479; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Note 4 finger sensor sucks. After the S6 presentation they showed how fast and easy the new sensor is. You should go back and see it.

29. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You must be joking.

3. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

They should have remained the same amount of S5's battery. If S6 doesn't eat up much battery, that will make it even better. What does Samsung think?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The blue Topaz really looks cool with that aluminium side finish.

5. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Why do phonearena have to say it 'rivals the iphone 6 at 6.8mm' instead of saying it beats the iphone in slimness?

7. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It looks like a great phone, but I can't forgive them the microsd omission. The battery also annoys me, but I'll need to see the battery life and charging time. Not that it matters, since I had no plans to buy it, but it could show quays coming for the Note 5, and that concerns me.

12. GeekMovement unregistered

My thoughts too!

13. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup. Me too the lack of MicroSD slot is a bummer but then again the phones are starting at 32GB. Nevertheless, we'll have to see the pricing. If its iPhone like a jump of $100 for higher model then a big NO from me. Battery life has always been a great feature of Galaxy Series. I am sure the super efficient processor and display will deliver. Galaxy Allpha too with its small battery did a pretty good job with battery life.

9. Retrospective1

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 24, 2015

Can you find out if Note 4 will get some of these features via a software update. Shame if it does not. This is flag ship phone too. Please ask Sammy and bring us what they say. Cheers

10. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

It is odd that many are saying it is a design wonder, that at the same time hated the sgs5. The design is _VERY_ similar, slightly rounded edges vs straight on g5, bigger button, move sensors to side = apparently design miracle compared to g5? Yeah....I don't get it. Unless they are saying it is the metal that makes it a great design? but the material is not equal design in my mind.

17. TBomb

Posts: 1456; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I kinda agree... becausee in reality you can only do so much with a phone.... however, because of that, the small details become more important i nthe over all design of it, so they little things you mentioned are actually a big part of the design of it.

20. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

making a button smaller or bigger or moving a button 2mm up or down can make the design way better or way worse.... example if apple should move their home button little to the to left of the ip6 u would see how stupid the phone looks....

14. Gfkyo

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Damn you Samsung. No microSD slot and only 2550 mAh is completely unacceptable. I'm super pissed at you. You better bring back these features with S7.

21. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I agree im pissed too! It looks pretty but big whoop. The battery is smaller, non removable & no sd card. What the crap. I WAS really looking forward to this phone. Does thing even take a sim card?

30. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Exactly. They better not go this route with the Note 5 otherwise I don't know what my next phone will be.

31. treasure

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

After they see that the sales go very bad they will change back with the SD and battery! This S6 sucks balls big time!!!

32. Agarwalm214

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

It has a micro sd card slot. Where the hell are you living?

15. Derekjeter

Posts: 1479; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

The phone is awesome and that S6 edge in platinum is gorgeous but those icons and that ugly UI just brings it down. They could have done better with the UI, at least change the ugly icons.

16. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I have mixed feelings with this phone... Maybe because it was exactly what I expected, no surprises.. If you love android this is the best phone but even today, I still think the iPhone 6 > GS6.. lets see how it will do in sales and what people think about it.. The most impressive samsung release has been the s4, that's the reason why i own one. I won't buy the s6 though.., I wasn't so much impressed.

23. willard12 unregistered

The question will be TW. It doesn't look like the camera comparison will be close. Mobile payments on any POS system will also set it apart. The lack of micro sd is disappointing. I always thought Apple was ahead in fingerprint scanner. We'll see now.

19. mikeguy1981

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

A sd card and removable battery is a must for me. ok so u made it pretty but sacrificed function , sorry samsung you just lost my buisness on this model.

22. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

now samsung is like wtf yall want from me???? removable battery or premium materials.... yall want a full metal phone with tha back removable?? but if i do that then the battery lid is gonna bend easily then it wont fit the phone seamlessly.......

24. willard12 unregistered

Who are you going to for the removable battery?

25. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why not water resistant? I am asking this because the S5 is water resistant.

27. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

You can't open it for the battery or sd card, so why isn't it water resistant? Would have made the loss of these two options more palatable.

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