Samsung just announced its latest flagships, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, to much acclaim at World Mobile Congress 2015. In a change of pace, Samsung seems to have put design first for the new Galaxy line – continuing its use of premium materials like metal and glass form its Galaxy Alpha series. The S6 features an aluminum chassis with Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and the back. Along with its streamlining of physical features, they have also cut down on its customization of TouchWiz. Samsung have commented on the new Lollipop TouchWiz as being cut down and lighter on system resources – claiming that there are 40 precent less features on the S6 than there was on the S5.
Overall, TouchWiz looks much the same, since most people would just hide the unwanted bloatware in the app drawer anyway, but hopefully the trimming down of features will help with battery life and improve lag. The new TouchWiz is based on Android Lollipop and retains the notifications and crisp animations that come with stock Android. As far as the rest of the phone, it features a 5.1-inch QHD Super AMOLED display that runs on a Samsung octacore Exynos CPU with 3GB RAM and will come in variants of 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The S6 also features a 16-megapixel front and back cameras, a heart-rate sensor, integrated wireless charging and a new payment feature called Samsung Pay (integrated with LoopPay which was acquired by Samsung recently).
The Galaxy S6 is probably the best designed Samsung phone to date, with its use of premium materials and trimming down of bloatware. Expect this to be a nice comeback to the huge hits that were the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.