Samsung continues its Galaxy series with the S6 and S6 Edge. The phones are the first in the series to feature non-removable batteries and a uni-body design. It would appear Samsung is trying to incorporate some of Apple’s design themes this time around.
On the software side there are also some significant changes. The bloatware apps are moving away with about 37% less in total. Samsung has also decided to partner with McAfee to preload an anti-virus suite. They believe this should protect the devices from all types of malware; at the cost of performance of course.
Samsung has also partnered up with Microsoft to preload OneDrive and OneNote on both devices. With all of these new apps, one must question Samsung’s commitment to really cleaning their devices of bloatware.
The phone is slightly lighter and features a full gorilla glass body. The waterproofing is gone as are the raised ridges. They have kept the silver rim and overall button layout.
Under the hood is a brand new Quad-core processor, the Exynos. This is Samsung’s in-house mobile processor effort; breaking away from industry giant Qualcomm. As of yet it is unproven in terms of practical performance. But according to initial benchmarking reports it is a very fast chip. And nearly indistinguishable from the current top ranking chips.
Of course we won’t know for sure until April 10th when the phones hit the streets.
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