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#TheNextGalaxy: What You Need to Know About Samsung's S6

We headed to the Cairo leg of Samsung's unpacking of their next generation of super smartphones to find out more about the S6 and S6 Edge.

Staff Writer

#TheNextGalaxy: What You Need to Know About Samsung's S6

Samsung has played its strongest hand in years after finally unveiling their two new glorious smartphones – the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.

Nobody can EVER complain about the Galaxy smartphones feeling like plastic anymore as the new devices are made from metal and glass to offer an enhanced user experience and high quality look and feel. They also have more rounded edges and are thinner than ever  – 6.8mm (S6) and 7mm (S6 edge).

But yes, let us get to its magical theatrical pixel performance that goes by the name of AMOLED. The new smartphones run on a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED quad-HD screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 and 571ppi (pixels per inch). AMOLED means Active-matrix organic light-emitting diode. Do you get it? No? It's okay, we got your back. Essentially it's a hybrid display technology that generates a brighter and more dynamic picture, with rich colours, deep and crisp picture rendering. Your selfie game will be so strong, as each smartphone has a 16-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilisation and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. You'll also get into your camera a way lot faster – in 0.7 seconds to be precise – all you have to do is double tap the home key so you never have to miss any moment.

The new Galaxy devices have kept the fingerprint reader option, only this time instead of having to run your finger or thumb along the key, you can just touch the button to unlock the device.

And now to our favourite new feature that will make charging your battery faster and easier, wireless charging, because who needs wires anyway? It's 2015 and we shouldn't act like cavemen. The new smartphones support wireless charging and fully embedded with WPC and PMA certification so it'll work with any wireless pad that supports those standards. The battery is also easy to charge. No more worrying about you have to leave the house with a dead battery. If you charge your new Galaxy devices for 10 minutes, you'll have enough power to last four hours. They also claim it takes half the time and iPhone6 Plus would take to get from 0% to a 100%.

Last but not least, they've introduced Samsung Pay: a mobile payment system protected with your fingerprint that will be introduced in the second half of the year.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage versions and in Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Blue Topaz (S6 only) and Green Emerald (S6 Edge only).

They'll be available for anyone to nab across the world from April 10th.