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Samsung Unpacked Galaxy S6

The Korean electronics giant will show off its newest devices during an event in Barcelona, Spain.

  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:44:22 PM
    I have to give it to them, the Edge looks different. Not sure how practical it is though.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:44:31 PM
    "It's beautiful, isn't it," Lee asks.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:44:47 PM
    These phones are HIGHLY reflective, especially the backing. Like, might-blind-yourself-if-you're-standing-in-sunlight reflective.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:44:53 PM
    Every detail was placed to help with the customer experience, she says.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:44:53 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:45:07 PM
    The GS6 and Edge represent its commitment to designing with purpose, she says.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:45:19 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:45:19 PM
    Looking at it straight on, it's harder to determine which is the S6 and which is the S6 Edge.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:45:25 PM
    The Edge is the first smartphone with two curved displays that wraparound each side.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:45:44 PM
    It's a delicate process, requiring 800 degrees Celsius to heat the gas to curve it, she says.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:45:48 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:46:11 PM
    It has an amazing viewing experience, a more comfortable grip, and "your friends will think you're very cool."
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:46:32 PM
    The glass has a micropico layer that gives an impressive of depth and layer, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:46:51 PM
    The colors shift from gold to silver depending on how you look at it. #dress?
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:47:12 PM
    The phones have Gorilla Glass 4 - it's the toughest glass in the market.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:47:15 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:47:19 PM
    "Gorilla Glass 4 has your back." YH Lee.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:47:25 PM
    The metal we use is 50% stronger than the metals in other high-end smartphones, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:47:40 PM
    "This stuff will not bend," she says to laughter and applause.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:48:07 PM
    Everything about the exterior is amazing, but inner beauty is just as important, if not more so, she says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:48:14 PM
    First Apple jab of the evening here!
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:48:26 PM
    For the software stuff, Hyun Yeul Lee, VP of the UX team, is on stage now.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:48:31 PM
    Samsung uses an aluminum alloy, by the way.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:48:39 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:48:54 PM
    The changes were made based on customer feedback and the Internet, HY Lee says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:49:03 PM
    The rumors about a pared-down TouchWiz interface were spot on.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:49:03 PM
    Samsung has made the user interface simpler, she says.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:49:14 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:49:17 PM
    We removed everything that got in the way of you having the best experience, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:49:29 PM
    No more struggling with hard to use and find features, she says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:49:34 PM
    You can still get to those Samsung apps in Galaxy Gifts and Galaxy Essentials, FYI.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:49:45 PM
    Even the smallest gestures are registered. It's "insanely" responsive, she says.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:49:56 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:49:56 PM
    We use bright and simple colors to make everything clear, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:50:31 PM
    Now on to camera control. Everything is at your fingertips, she says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:50:41 PM
    So I have to wonder what Samsung's game is here. The company used to care a LOT about standing out in a world where phone specs are increasingly becoming commodities. We'll see if it pays off.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:50:42 PM
    Samsung added labels to the camera screen, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:50:53 PM
    The most wonderful part of all, no scrolling! One person cheers.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:51:05 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:51:10 PM
    It's great for casual photographers, she says. There's also a separate professional mode.
  • Kent German 3/1/2015 5:51:21 PM
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:51:24 PM
    We created a meaningful space with the Edge, she says.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 3/1/2015 5:51:38 PM
    By the way, the design language they're using is pretty much Google's material design...
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:51:57 PM
    You can use the Edge to have it glow when one of your VIPs calls you. The VIP will have a corresponding color that flashes on the Edge, she says.
  • Roger Cheng 3/1/2015 5:52:21 PM
    If you place your finger on the heartrate sensor in the back during a call, you can send an autoreply, she says.
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