Samsung now promotes the Galaxy S6 as a selfie phone

Samsung now promotes the Galaxy S6 as a selfie phone
Samsung just released a new promo video that presents one of the features of its Galaxy S6 that perhaps didn't receive as much attention as others: its front-facing camera.

According to Samsung, the Galaxy S6 can "change the way you take a selfie", thanks to the fact that its 5 MP front-facing camera has a 120-degree wide-angle field of view, which means it can fit more people and more of what's around into each and every selfie.

If you own a Galaxy S6 instead of other phones (including Apple's iPhone 6, which briefly appears in the new video), Samsung believes that you no longer have to "carry around sticks like cave people." Of course, the company refers to selfie sticks, which in the last few years have become wildly popular across the globe.

As you probably know, both the regular Galaxy S6 and the curved Galaxy S6 edge feature the same 5 MP front-facing camera, so you can snap wide selfies no matter which of the handsets you're owning.

Of course, what Samsung isn't saying is that there are other smartphones out there with impressive front-facing cameras (though it's true that many flagships are still lacking in this department).




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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)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • 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 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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40 Comments

1. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

I don't take selfies, so i'm fine

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I love selfies

17. -Apple___Royalty-

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

We see you use iPhone to take selfie We hope you continue doing that And we like that _____ Sent from our iPhone 6 Plus

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, I sold it. Kinda regretting it too.

19. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Me too. Always taken selfie after gym with my iPhone 6.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best time to take em.

3. Swizzlewood

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

i really really despise wide angle front cameras, the whole part of taking a selfie is to take a picture of yourself not 99% of your surroundings too because its a wide angle. plus theres the massive distortion and stretching around the edges due to the unnecessarily large field of view.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

You are not taking a selfie to win a photo contest and wide angle is important as when you have few people in a selfie it helps a lot. Not to mention it helps a lot when you wanna do a selfie and have a nice background behind

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't use the feature then, problem solved. Remember, it's all about choice.

7. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Dark, It's build into the lens of s5/s6. can't turn it off. It was pretty terrible on the s5, but since I've gotten my s6 it isn't as bad.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

But when I use my front camera on my edge, I press mode and wide selfie comes up as well as selfie mode. Wide mode makes you pan from left to right, selfie mode just snap it.

34. Jklaz

Posts: 159; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

Yeah the wide selfie is the feature. I meant more of the distortion. Like if you turn on the front camera and hold your phone almost parallel to the ground like right below your chin, you can see the distortion. Not that anyone takes pictures that way, but you can see how it could mess up things in certain positions.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The front facing camera, makes it easier to take pictures of yourself, that you normally would try to take with the rear camera. Usually by having someone do it for you. Its not really just about taking a picture of yourself. Its more of taking a picture by yourself. Understand? See, when I take shots of a skyline, I can easily be in the shot without gimmicky camera tricks. I don't have to ask a total stranger if he will snap the picture for me. Example, the Galaxy S has a feature which could put you in any phone you want. To me that's stupid. Just use the front facing camera and be there and you can do a wide angle shot to get more into the picture.

6. Swizzlewood

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

wide angle isnt a 'feature' its the construction of the lens itself, you cant just not use it

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

False. I have to choose to take a wide angle shot with the front cam on the S6's

9. gaming64 unregistered

Darn selfies. The reason why teens are dumb as heck knowadays.

11. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I don't see any research regarding the relationship between dumbness and selfies.

12. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

If you want to understand the relationship between dumbness and selfies, go take a listen the song "selfie" by the chainsmokers. It's hip, it's trendy and it's dumb as hell, oh and not to mention it's a hit among the edm crowd which are mostly teenagers. So there you go

14. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I am aware that many dumb people takes selfies all the time, and I surely wont listen to that song for I'm sure it's really dumb, but it there is still no direct relation between selfies and intelligence level, I know 120+ iq people who likes to take selfies, but there are also below 100 ones. Heck even RDJ takes selfies with his M7 lol

16. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I think it all started where people taking pictures in the bathroom alone, mostly shirtless and that saids a lot, its pretty dumb. Now it became a hip thing to do, but somehow lost the purpose of taking photos. Instead of having someone to take a picture for you that will capture the background, people rather take a close up selfie that you cant even tell where and when it was taken.

10. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

my wife now chooses my s6 selfie cam over her ip6 cam. it's much clearer and takes better selfie pics. plus u don't have to reach out with your arm to take the pic. it looks normal like both arms are down

13. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

The best phone on the market

20. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

iPhone 6 of course. Even the Note 4, S6/Edge, Z3, LG G4 has the best camera, best screen resolution, S-Pen, multi tasking, 3GB RAM, 16MP, 20MP, water & dust proof.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple needs to step up the new iphone hardware big time, for me to buy it. I sold my 6 plus, and am currently using only my edge. I miss some things about my iphone, but if the new ones don't entice me, I'll just buy a used one. I kinda regret selling it, but got good value for it.

27. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Note 5 soon so that could be an option

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't see where I'd need two flagships from the same platform. I'm very much an iPhone guy too, I just need to see more from Apple spec wise.

29. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

That's one of good thing for iPhone because when you sell in very good condition the price still in high. Not just like any android phones. I love my iPhone 6 as always and looking forward to get the new iPhone 6S or 7

31. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too bro, I hope it gets the specs, and all iOS 9 features though.

41. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I'm sure they will include those new features in iOS 9.

32. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I found a 64 gig 6 plus gold for $400 on Craigslist. The lady wanted $450, but wasn't getting any takers, so she sold it to me for $400. Currently restoring it, glad to back with both.

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