By Emeka Aginam
Even with the competition in the smart phone ecosystem deepening by the day as a result of innovative products by the original equipment manufacturers, (OEMs) , Samsung Electronics has again raised the bar with the introduction into the Nigerian market launched the most advanced smart phones in its stable, the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 duos respectively.
Having succeeded the Galaxy S5 released in 2014, the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 duos are a blend of premium components with the most advanced Samsung technology.
Designed with incredibly intelligent cameras, craftsmanship and performance, the products have redefined the company’s signature in Galaxy series.
The Galaxy S6 edge has the world’s first-ever dual curved edge display, which distinguishes the device as the ultimate premium smartphone. Samsung has clearly placed a particular focus on intelligent camera, futuristic design and super-fast charging. The Galaxy S6 duos is the dual sim version of the S6 which has flat style screen.
Speaking during the launch of the product in Lagos at the weekend , Mr. Brovo Kim, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, told the capacity audience that the new Galaxy S6 edge and S6 duos highlight the most refined phone experience ever by combining the latest technology that users expect from Samsung’s Galaxy series.
Reiterating the company’s commitment to fulfilling its brand promise of inspiring the world and creating the future by bringing new and outstanding innovations to the doorstep of consumers, he told the gathering that, “Our innovative technology has adequately captured customers’ aspirations and desires,” said Kim.
Also speaking, Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas, Director of Hand Held Products for Samsung Electronics West Africa, described the new products as a testament to Samsung’s leadership and innovation in the smartphone market.
“We will continue to improve lives of Nigerians and the rest of the world with innovative devices.
We have been pushing the boundaries of design and user experience of smartphones, bringing new and meaningful innovations to consumers by developing best-in-class products to meet their ever changing needs.
“The Galaxy S6 edge and S6 duos feature the best display in a smartphone, along with the best camera and best build quality. The devices are a blend of beauty and power comparable to a piece of fine jewelry, a premium accessory. Samsung is bringing the future now and we are excited to present our customers with the best smartphones yet,” he said.
Accordingly, some of the exceptional features of the Galaxy S6 Edge include People Edge, Edge Lighting and Information Stream.
The people edge and edge lighting work simultaneously. While the people edge allows users assign different colors to up to five favorite contacts making it easier to identify a caller, the edge lighting feature kicks in, lighting up the edge of the screen in the corresponding colour when notifications from the selected contacts are received including when the phone is placed face down. Users can easily dismiss the call or send a default message simply by touching the heart rate sensor on the back.
The information stream feature allows users choose from a selection of feeds that will steadily scroll along the edge display. From RSS feeds, to stock reports, sports scores, weather, facebook and twitter updates and notifications, the S6 Edge Information Stream definitely has you covered.
The Galaxy S series are imbued with Samsung’s legacy of high-performance camera system that generates brighter and clearer images.
The devices’ 16-megapixel rear-facing camera and the 5- megapixel front-facing camera are equipped with F1.9 lenses and high resolution sensors that enable users capture every precious moment with friends, even in the dark.
The camera captures in about 0.7 seconds which is super-fast. Users can easily launch the camera app by double clicking the home button, while the volume keys can be used as a shutter button. Combining that speed with the quickness of launching the camera with a double tap of the home button delivers an all around great experience.
Both devices support built in Qi wireless charging where you can charge your device wirelessly using a wireless charging pad. It’s an impressive set of charging feature that supports the non-removable battery capacities.
With the super-fast charging feature, the device can run for four hours on just ten minutes of charging, and charges to full battery in about 85 minutes. The home button also doubles as a fingerprint reader, users no longer need to swipe; just place your finger on the button and its recognized.
Carefully crafted from metal and glass, the Galaxy S6 edge, particularly, shows unique and outstanding beauty while also providing a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience. Its glass body, made out of a fusion of Corning Gorilla 4 (which is 50 percent stronger, tougher and more durable than any other Gorilla Glass) protects against sharp contact damage, which is the primary reason that mobile devices break and also gives the devices a dynamic reflective aura.