With the Galaxy S6 now on sale buyers can finally get their hands on Samsung's first Android 5.0 Lollipop flagship smartphone.
The Galaxy S6's release is one of Samsung's biggest in recent memory and follows lower than expected sales of its 2014 Galaxy S5 handset.
Designed to ensure history doesn't repeat itself, Samsung claims it went back to the drawing board designing the Galaxy S6 and has loaded the handset with a wealth of new hardware and software features.
In fact, the Galaxy S6 is so full of new features many buyers have justifiably been left confused regarding key details about the device.
Here to help clear up the confusion we've created a cohesive list detailing all the key facts you need to know about the Galaxy S6.
Release date and price
Samsung's Galaxy S6 smartphone launched in the UK on 10 April, from Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Three, EE and O2.
The 32GB Galaxy S6 costs £600 sim-free while the 64GB version retails for a staggering £760.
Prior to this the Galaxy S6 was made available for pre-order on the Samsung store on 20 March.
Having thoroughly tested the Galaxy S6, we're pleased to confirm the handset is a serious step up compared to Samsung's past smartphones.
Featuring a top end sharp, 5.1in, 2560x1440, 577ppi, Super Amoled display, super fast octa-core processor and redesigned metallic chassis, the Galaxy S6 is one of the best smartphones currently available.
For more details on the Samsung Galaxy S6 check out V3's in depth written review.
In terms of hardware the Galaxy S6 is a top end device. Unlike the Galaxy S5 Samsung's integrated metal and Gorilla glass into the Galaxy S6's chassis, making it look like a cross between a Sony Xperia and Apple iPhone.
Within the redesigned chassis Samsung's loaded the Galaxy S6 5.1in quad HD 2560x1440 577ppi screen, Samsung claims displays 70 percent more pixels than the Galaxy S5.
Samsung's also loaded the Galaxy S6's 16MP camera with a custom F-1.9 with RealTime HDR sensor and Optical Image Stabalisation (OIS).
Samsung claims the F-1.9 lens lets in 60 percent more light than the Galaxy S5's sensor and will radically improve low light performance.
The real time HDR shoots several images and combines them to create a more consistent and accurate photo.
Backing this up is a 5MP, F-1.9 Real Time HDR front camera.
Samsung also proved rumours it is moving aways from Qualcomm processors true and has loaded the Galaxy S6 with a "one of a kind" 14nm, 64bit octa-core processor that combines quad core 2.1GHz and quad core 1.5GHz parts and 3GB of RAM.
The Galaxy S6 includes fast charge battery technology Samsung claims "charges four hours worth of life in 10 minutes". Backing this up it will come with WPC and PMA wireless charging technology built in.
The Galaxy S6 will be offered with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB in built storage options and also features custom eMMC, as opposed to SSD, storage technology. Samsung claims the tech will radically improve performance and write speeds.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 runs using Google's latest Android Lollipop mobile operating system overlaid with Touchwiz.
Samsung's worked to remove the bloatware that afflicted past Galaxy handsets and keep changes to Lollipop to a minimum.
Key additions include Knox, Samsung Pay and a redesigned "Pro" camera application.
Knox is a security service compatible with most enterprise mobility management services that lets users create a sandboxed, managed area on the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Samsung Pay offers equivalent services to other payment services, but is based on NFC and MST.
The "MST" tech used in Samsung payments reportedly lets users to use mobile payments "even when a merchant only accepts mag wipes". Samsung has already inked deals with payments services including Mastercard, to support Samsung Pay.
The Pro camera mode offers manual controls over things like ISO and whitebalance.
You can also read our Galaxy S6 versus HTC One M9 review.
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