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  Reply # 1249122 2-Mar-2015 07:37
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The press release:


Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge define what’s next in mobility

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge – smart invents beautiful – the most advanced mobile devices in the market

Auckland, New Zealand, March 2nd 2015 – Samsung Electronics New Zealand today announced its entirely redefined smartphones; the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, creating a new and absolutely unrivalled global standard in design, craftsmanship and performance.

As consumers seek ways to be more informed, entertained, connected and free to spend more time doing what matters most, Samsung delivers unparalleled beauty, speed, and performance in two extraordinary smartphones that totally change the game. Both the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge incorporate vastly enhanced processing power; a high quality super-fast loading camera to catch all the important moments; charging that’s 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5 for our ever busier lives and, what’s more, they come in an elegant glass and metal design; appealing to the most fashion forward.

“By listening to our customers, and learning from both our success and our missteps, we continuously push forward new technologies and ideas,” says JK Shin, president and head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “With a reimagined design, robust partner network and truly innovative services, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge offer two completely differentiated products that deliver the ultimate in smartphone options.”

Stefan Lecchi, Head of Telecommunications for Samsung Electronics New Zealand, says, “We set out to create a smartphone that could do more, faster, so that our customers can give more time to the people and things that make a difference to their lives – whether that’s work, play or just simply staying in touch. We’ve absolutely delivered that – and what’s more, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge also have a stunning look and feel. Smart has totally invented beautiful, and we’re excited to see how Kiwis will respond.”

Standout features deliver what’s next in mobile

Beauty Meets Purpose
Crafted from metal and glass, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge blend beautiful design with meaningful innovation and powerful features. The glass body is available in an array of colourful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz, and Green Emerald*. This incredible design required unique glass molding technology and unmatched craftsmanship, setting the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge apart from any other mobile devices on the market. The premium aesthetics are complemented by a totally new interface that greatly enhances usability and functionality. 

Vivid Images with Fast, Bright Camera
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are equipped with incredibly vivid, bright and fast front and rear smartphone cameras. The bright (F1.9) lenses and high resolution sensors on both front (5MP) and rear (16MP) cameras provide superior image quality, even in low light. Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) provide advanced light sensitive and crisp camera solutions. Further, the camera app launches in 0.7 seconds and a new “Quick Launch” feature give users fast, direct access to the camera in any screen by simply double clicking the home key button. These advanced camera functions enable users to capture their most precious and personal moments in uncompromising quality; however and wherever they want.

Super Charging and Plug Free
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge also offer incredibly fast charging that’s 1.5 faster than the Galaxy S5, giving 2 hours of HD video play after only 10 minutes of charging. With first-of-its-kind fully embedded wireless charging technology,  the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are setting a new industry standard for universal wireless charging. Compatible with both WPC and PMA standards, the devices work with any wireless pad available in the market (WPC and PMA certified).

Ideal for the business use - Enhanced Secure Mobile Experience
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are built on the upgraded, end-to-end secure mobile platform Samsung KNOX, offering defence grade features for real-time protection from malicious attacks. These new devices are also ready out-of-the-box for business - enabling instant access to partner environments that offer increased productivity and flexibility.  The devices work seamlessly with the likes of Mobile Iron, Airwatch, and Microsoft Office 365. As business works increasingly in the Cloud, security is enhanced with a touch fingerprint scanner, super quick authentication and encrypted data saved in secure device storage. 

Samsung Exclusive Technology for higher performance and lower power consumption
The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (132g /138g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge integrates the most advanced Samsung exclusive technology available today. With the world’s first 14nm 64-bit mobile processor technology in combination with 64-bit Operating System, new LPDDR4 memory system and Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 flash memory, users can undertake multiple tasks at the same time whilst enjoying significantly lower power consumption.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge users can share and enjoy a clearer brighter viewing experience anytime and anywhere thanks to the 5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED screen display which has an incredible pixel density of 577 pixels per inch (ppi). Outdoor visibility is effortless with display brightness reaching up to 600cd/m2 (candela per square metre).

Enabling simple and secure mobile payments in New Zealand
Today Samsung announces the launch of Samsung Pay; a new, easy-to-use mobile payment service.  Protected by Samsung KNOX, fingerprint scanning, and advanced tokenisation, Samsung Pay works with both NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) and Barcode technology.  Samsung Pay is not expected to be available in 2015 in New Zealand.

However, New Zealanders will shortly be able to enjoy the convenience of mobile payments.  Samsung has a partnership with Semble - a ground breaking New Zealand industry collaboration, bringing together Paymark and mobile network operators (2degrees, Spark and Vodafone) with banking partners (ASB and BNZ) to offer an integrated mobile wallet experience to Kiwis. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge and more than 700,000 Samsung devices will be able to make smartphone payments using Semble.  This is set to launch early 2015.

Release dates
Galaxy Zero and Galaxy Zero edge will be available globally starting in April 2015 with 32/64/128GB storage options available in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz (Galaxy Zero only) and Green Emerald (Galaxy Zero edge only).




Note this release was written before the announcement as they still call it "Galaxy Zero"





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  Reply # 1249131 2-Mar-2015 08:19
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johnr, any ideas when Vodafone will launch in NZ?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1249133 2-Mar-2015 08:25
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waterproof or not???!??!?!?





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  Reply # 1249135 2-Mar-2015 08:30
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mrtoken: Ewwww
2550mAh battery for standard s6
2600mAh for s6 edge


The Edge does look nice but it would seem they expect you to charge it around lunch time each day :P

Also from what I am seeing there is no waterproof rating for them.


Samsung Exclusive Technology for higher performance and lower power consumption
The thin (6.8 mm/7.0mm edge) and lightweight (132g /138g edge) Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge integrates the most advanced Samsung exclusive technology available today. With the world’s first 14nm 64-bit mobile processor technology in combination with 64-bit Operating System, new LPDDR4 memory system and Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 flash memory, users can undertake multiple tasks at the same time whilst enjoying significantly lower power consumption.





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  Reply # 1249136 2-Mar-2015 08:30
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already i can smell apple drawing up a lawsuit ...




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  Reply # 1249137 2-Mar-2015 08:30
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nakedmolerat: waterproof or not???!??!?!?


apparently not




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  Reply # 1249139 2-Mar-2015 08:31
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johnr: No Micro SD slot what the fish! No way


don't worry they will release the S7 soon




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  Reply # 1249145 2-Mar-2015 08:51
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I'm impressed they mentioned partnership with local banks & Semble.

No word on the RAM capacity, I'd assume 3GB, but thought it might have more.

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  Reply # 1249148 2-Mar-2015 08:54
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Guess it will be $1150 on launch date?? 




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  Reply # 1249149 2-Mar-2015 08:56
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Non expandable memory and a smaller battery than S5 despite resolution bump.

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  Reply # 1249164 2-Mar-2015 09:23
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I kinda like it, not sold on the edge design, those of us with big hands will run into problems holding it i am sure

It actually looks like a flagship now, trust me after two years of owning an HTC One, expandable memory and removable batteries is not the be all and end all, you would have to have a good case for a 128GB S6 to not suffice



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  Reply # 1249165 2-Mar-2015 09:23
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Trying not to read the other posts, but does anyone have a link to the unpacked event recorded please?

Perhaps via PM if possible please.

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  Reply # 1249192 2-Mar-2015 09:58
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Just saw some sample photos taken with S6.
they look absolutely fantastic. 
Also, Samsung pay looks mint too. It might actually replace my wallet since I hardly carry any cash these days.

Despite no sd card, I'm sold. It just means I have to go for either 64gb or 128gb depending on the price. 
I don't really care about removable battery since I carry a portable battery pack. Also it seems s6 charge pretty fast. 

Really disappointed with M9. HTC could have really taken some market share this time. Oh well. 

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  Reply # 1249197 2-Mar-2015 10:05
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wlfkfgkwlaktka: Also, Samsung pay looks mint too. It might actually replace my wallet since I hardly carry any cash these days.


Read the press release I posted. Local Samsung folks aren't working on Samsung Pay, instead going with local mobile payment solution Semble.





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  Reply # 1249240 2-Mar-2015 10:56
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As for the S6, non user replaceable battery, no microSD and that horrible camera protrusion and deal breakers for me not to mention the other issues Samsung have. The S6 Edge is a better all round device than the S6 and maybe Samsung should have stuck with just that, but they have the habit of releasing 3,553,563 versions of a device.




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