Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge, Unveiled at Mobile World Congress, Offer Best of iPhone and More

The Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge have a more iPhone-like naming convention: Galaxy S becomes the brand name, with the 6 tacked on after a space. They’ve been redesigned all in glass, dumping the removable plastic back cover that many complained felt cheap. The phone’s interface is simpler, there’s a greater emphasis on the camera and the fingerprint sensor, and Samsung announced that mobile payments would soon come to the phones in force.

Sounds a little like an iPhone 6, right? But the Galaxy S 6 and S 6 Edge are no mere clones, and the S 6 Edge in particular brings a new style that actually makes the iPhone look conventional by comparison.

Samsung also announced a new version of its virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, to complement its new phones.

That phone features a curved screen that wraps down along each side of the phone for a sort of infinity pool effect. Samsung introduced the idea of the curved display with its Note Edge, released last year.

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The New York Times