Chipset and software

Platform Samsung Exynos 7420
Processor Octacore, 4x ARM A57 cores @ 2.1GHz, 4x ARM A53 cores @ 1.5GHz.
Process size 14nm
GPU ARM Mali-T760MP8
RAM 3GB LP-DDR4
Cellular modem Shannon 303 aka "Exynos Modem 303"
Storage 32/64/128GB (UFS 2.0)
Android version shipped 5.0.2 "Lollipop"

Announcement and release dates

Announcement date March 1st, 2015
Initial retail availability April 10th, 2015

Display

Dimensions 5.1" 1440x2560 "Quad-HD" / QHD
Panel type Super AMOLED
Display protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4

Power, data, and ports

Connector microUSB, USB version 2.0
Battery 2550mAh, non-removable
Quick charging Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging @ up to 15 Watts (works w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge)
Wireless charging Qi (WPC) and PMA (Rezence)
SIM type Nano (tool required for removal)
microSD slot No

Wireless connectivity

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 2.4-5GHz with MIMO
Bluetooth Version 4.1 w/ LE
Mobile data 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE (support varies by market)
Voice over LTE Support varies by market

Camera (rear)

Max still resolution 16MP
Video resolution 480p-2160p (4K), 30-120FPS (120FPS only available at 720p, 60FPS only at 1080p)
Flash Single LED
HDR Stills and video

Camera (front)

Max still resolution 5MP
Flash No
Video resolution 480p-1440p (QHD) @ 30FPS
HDR Stills only

Other features

NFC Yes
Infrared Yes
Fingerprint scanner On home button, touch-style
Heartbeat monitor Near camera flash

Dimensions

Weight 138g (S6), 132g (S6 Edge)
Height/width 143.4mm/70.5mm (S6), 142.1mm/70.1mm (S6 Edge)
Thickness 6.8mm (S6), 7.0mm (S6 Edge) (excluding camera bulge)

History

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