What Are Features of the Samsung Galaxy S6?


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The Samsung Galaxy S6 is an Android smartphone with a large, high-resolution screen, advanced hardware components and a long-lasting battery. Samsung released the Galaxy S6 in March 2015.

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The Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch screen that takes up approximately 70 percent of the front. The screen displays images at a resolution of 1,440 by 2,560 pixels, putting the pixel density at 577 pixels per inch. The screen can display up to 16 million colors. The Gorilla Glass 4 by Corning protects the screen against scratches and impact.

Depending on the exact model, the Galaxy S6 may feature either the Cortex-A53 or the Cortex-A57 CPUs. Although both are quad-core processors, the latter offers a higher frequency as 2.1 gigahertz, compared to the A53's 1.5. The phone also has a Mali-T760MP8 GPU, 3 gigabytes of RAM and up to 128 gigabytes of internal storage space. The S6 does not support memory cards.

The phone also has advanced sensors, such an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass and a heart rate monitor. It also has a fingerprint scanners, a proximity sensor and a barometer. Running on a 2,550 milliAmpere battery, the S6 offers talk time up to 17 hours when connected to a 3G network and can play music for up to 49 hours. Users cannot remove the battery.

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