The recent launches of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 twins may have taken some shine away from the Samsung Galaxy S6 twins, but this device remains as the game changer for the South Korean company.
It is only with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that the company brought out a new design philosophy not just in terms of exterior styling but also with the regard to the TouchWiz user interface. The changes have had a profound effect and Samsung has been enjoying a wave of success of late.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 twins are clearly not forgotten by Samsung, as the company has been giving updates quite regularly. The phones running on the Verizon network have just started receiving an OTA update that addresses several issues like HD voice and Wi-Fi calling. One of the common issues faced by users on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge is the significant number of dropped calls on the Wi-Fi network. The volume on HD voice calls have also suffered especially in comparison with the competition. These issues have been fixed while the update, which comes in at 96 MB, also brings the latest security updates from android.
Featuring an all-new design theme, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge tried to put away the plastic nature of high end phones from Samsung. The glossy metal finish may be a fingerprint magnet, but it has been well received and that same design philosophy continues on the current generation Samsung high-end phones. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a 5.1-inch screen compared to the S6 Edge which has an additional curved screen. In every other regard, the two phones are similar.
They were part of Samsung’s philosophy to go in-house with regard to processors. As a result, they do not have the snapdragon processors in any of the versions sold across the world. The phones came only with the Exynos 7420 Octa, which was as powerful as the snapdragon versions back then. Samsung claimed that they were more efficient than the snapdragon counterparts. The two phones offered 3 GB of RAM which has proven to be sufficient even now. The 16-megapixel rear camera may have gone away in recent versions of Samsung phones, but it was largely to enhance night photography. The camera still remains one of the best in the business.