India launches Samsung Galaxy S6 starting at 49,900. Galaxy S6 edge in India, bringing its new rivals to Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to the fast-growing market in the first wave of launch. The company has also aggressively priced its newest flagships with Galaxy S6 edge, priced at Rs 58,900 (32GB), Rs 64,900 (64GB) and Rs 70,900 (128 GB); while Galaxy S6 costs Rs 49,900 (32GB), Rs 55,900 (64GB) and Rs 60,900 (128GB).
The pre-booking starts today. The two models will hit the stores in India on April 10.
Galaxy S6 and S6 edge have glass backs and metal frames on the side. Samsung claims that the metal it has used is 50% stronger than the materials that rivals employ. Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will come with faster flash storage that reduces lag between actions significantly; the company is offering the two smartphones in 32, 64 and 128GB storage variants, with no microSD storage option. The rear camera’s resolution remains constant at 16MP. This means that the camera will be able to take photos and videos that are shake-free and brighter.
Samsung has given the front camera a much bigger upgrade, placing a 5MP f1.9 lens, which lets in 60% more light and thus producing much brighter and clearer photos.
Galaxy S6 and S6 edge’s battery will last 4 hours when charged for just 10 minutes, and also take half as long as iPhone 6 to charge from naught to 100%. Marking a first for the Galaxy S range, the two phones’ battery will not be removable.