New features include built-in wireless charging and Samsung Pay
Samsung on Sunday unveiled its brand new flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, and a sister smartphone, the Galaxy S6 edge, at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are made from a metal frame and glass body, ditching the plastic backs that Samsung previously used for smartphones in the series, the company said. The main difference between the S6 and S6 edge is the latter’s front screen, which curves away on the sides. Both phones have have 5.1 in. screens and 16 megapixel rear cameras, among other specs.
The S6 and S6 edge will also feature Samsung’s first built-in wireless charging functions, providing about four hours of usage after only 10 minutes of charging, the company said. Samsung Pay—Samsung’s answer to Apple’s mobile payments system, Apple Pay—will also launch later this year on the S6 and S6 edge.
The S6 and S6 edge will go on sale globally on April 10.