Samsung Offers Peek at New Galaxy S6 Phones

Details about SamsungEUs new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones were hard to come by until last weekend, when the South Korean tech giant posted the support pages for both products on overseas Web sites.

Pages for the Galaxy S6 (product number SM-G920X) and the S6 Edge (SM-G925X) were spotted on SamsungEUs Finnish and Swedish Web sites, respectively, by Dutch Samsung expert site GalaxyClub.nl. TechnoBuffalo reported that Samsung filed for a trademark on Galaxy S6 in South Korea last week. The filing lists Samsung C & T Corp. as the applicant.

Reminiscent of iPhone

The support pages didnEUt contain any images or product specs, but it was the first acknowledgment from Samsung that the new phones officially existed. The standard Galaxy S6 will have an aluminum unibody chassis, reminiscent of AppleEUs iPhone, and the S6 Edge will copy the side edge display of the Note 4, according to the images that were leaked elsewhere last week. Because of its curved design, the Galaxy S6 Edge will probably cost considerably more than the Galaxy S6.

As for the insides of the phones, Samsung has abandoned QualcommEUs Snapdragon chips for most of its phones, so the S6 models will be powered by Samsung's own 64-bit Exynos chipset, augmented by 3 GB RAM, a 20-megapixel camera, up to 128 GB of storage and a 2K display expected to be about 5 inches.

SamsungEUs TouchWiz Android skin will again be used, but in a scaled-down, modular version that will let users remove elements they donEUt need or want. Each of the handsets is said to come with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a 20-megapixel rear camera, although some reports are saying that the S6 Edge may feature a 16-megapixel camera. Both devices are expected to run the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The devices will have non-swipe...

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