01:13PM EST - That's a wrap! Time for Ian and I to play with the device

01:13PM EST - 32, 64 and 128GB options.

01:13PM EST - Availability starting April 10th in 20 countries.

01:12PM EST - It seems things are winding down.

01:12PM EST - "Next is now"

01:11PM EST - Lee is back on stage.

01:09PM EST - KNOX is brought up.

01:09PM EST - The S6 is one of the most secure today.

01:08PM EST - Gregory Wade from the Enterprise Business Team on stage now.

01:08PM EST - The S6 is ready for business right out of the box.

01:08PM EST - Samsung Pay will be adopted by more merchants than any other offering.

01:07PM EST - MST can be used in magstripe pay terminals.

01:06PM EST - Universal acceptance is needed to adopt a new pay mechanism.

01:05PM EST - Back to Samsung Pay.

01:05PM EST - Fast tracking AF is also integrated, we're probably talking about PDAF.

01:04PM EST - The camera is always on standby - launches in 0.7 seconds.

01:04PM EST - The S6 is clearly much superior in these samples.

01:03PM EST - Video comparison of the iPhone6 Plus vs the S6.

01:03PM EST - Comparison against the iPhone 6 Plus - the crowd goes crazy.

01:02PM EST - 16MP sensor on the back. F1.9 lens with OIS.

01:01PM EST - 5MP by the way.

01:01PM EST - 43% increased pixel size on the front camera.

01:01PM EST - This was actually the front camera, now onto the rear camera.

01:01PM EST - Real time HDR and Low Light Shot

01:00PM EST - Low light improvements, a new F1.9 lens.

01:00PM EST - All the promo videos are shot on the Galaxy S6.

12:59PM EST - Onto the new camera now.

12:59PM EST - "Powerful & Efficient"

12:59PM EST - "Wireless charging has arrived"

12:59PM EST - Both WPC and PMA are supported.

12:58PM EST - Wireless charing is now in by default

12:58PM EST - They claim no sacrifice has been made due to the built-in battery.

12:58PM EST - The battery is now built-in, Samsung is addressing that now.

12:57PM EST - 10 minutes of charging for 4 hours of use.

12:57PM EST - Half the time of the iPhone6 in charge time.

12:57PM EST - The claim that it's the fastest charging device out there.

12:56PM EST - The screen is also optimized in power consumption.

12:56PM EST - The new processor performs better and uses less power.

12:56PM EST - Battery now.

12:56PM EST - 11% increased PPI on the new Gear VR.

12:55PM EST - There's a new Gear VR. Works with both new versions.

12:55PM EST - The S6 Edge has the display wrapped around the edges.

12:55PM EST - 77% more pixels than the S5.

12:55PM EST - 5.1" QHD SuperAMOLED.

12:54PM EST - Display - raising the bar.

12:54PM EST - SSD-like performance in a smartphone.

12:54PM EST - UFS 2.0 is employed on the S6's.

12:54PM EST - LPDDR4 of course. 3GB of it.

12:54PM EST - 20% faster performance, 35% more efficient than the 5433 in the Note 4.

12:53PM EST - 64bit SoC with 14nm technology.

12:53PM EST - Performance - This is how.

12:53PM EST - Justin Denison of the marketing team takes the stage.

12:52PM EST - Again, design with purpose is hyped up.

12:52PM EST - One-touch auto-reply via heartrate sensor.

12:51PM EST - Colour-coded side-glow as notifications on the Edge version.

12:51PM EST - New side-widgets on the Edge versions.

12:51PM EST - Edge UX

12:51PM EST - Pro mode with manual controls of the camera.

12:50PM EST - No scrolling anymore in the camera menus.

12:50PM EST - New camera controls that are simple to reach.

12:50PM EST - Samsung applies a sort of material design.

12:49PM EST - Insanely responsive OS through processor and optimizations.

12:49PM EST - Simplified prompts

12:49PM EST - Icons replaced by text

12:48PM EST - New intuitive user experience

12:48PM EST - New design philosophy.

12:48PM EST - Hyun Yeul Lee - from the UX team takes the stage.

12:47PM EST - "This stuff will not bend"

12:47PM EST - 50% stronger metal than competing smartphones.

12:47PM EST - Gorilla glass 4

12:47PM EST - Gold, white, blue, green, black.

12:46PM EST - Gold has a shiny look.

12:46PM EST - Lots of new colour options.

12:45PM EST - First dual-curve smartphone.

12:44PM EST - "Design with purpose"

12:44PM EST - Showing off both versions - the Edge is incredibly thin.

12:43PM EST - Interesting they mentioned Enterprise

12:42PM EST - Total new design

12:42PM EST - The S6 and S6 Edge redefine the Galaxy line.

12:42PM EST - - We set out to build the best we have ever built

12:41PM EST - "Relentless Innovation"

12:40PM EST - Wireless Charging built-in by default.

12:40PM EST - "More choices for contactless payment"

12:39PM EST - Samsung Pay

12:39PM EST - 14nm SoC confirmed, this is the first in the mobile space.

12:38PM EST - 577PPI Display

12:38PM EST - J.K. Shin claims no other phone can match the new S6's.

12:37PM EST - The S6, and the S6 Edge to be specific.

12:37PM EST - Lots of intro video for the S6

12:37PM EST - Michael Bay would be proud.

12:36PM EST - Better want both good design and best in class smartphone.

12:35PM EST - AMOLED, the Note, the Gear

12:35PM EST - "New technology, better products"

12:34PM EST - "My first language is Engineering"

12:34PM EST - "Relentless Innovation"

12:34PM EST - He's taking a shot at all the internet rumours over the last few weeks. No more rumours now.

12:33PM EST - J.K. Shin, Samsung Electronics CEO takes the stage.

12:33PM EST - Youghee Lee takes the stage.

12:32PM EST - Samsung's got an impressive setup this year.

12:32PM EST - Intro video, we have started.

12:31PM EST - Lights off, things are starting off with a boom.

12:20PM EST - 10 minutes to go, things are quieting down. More trailers now.

12:08PM EST - Rather than a pass, everyone got glowstick wristbands

12:04PM EST - Start in 25 minutes, I wonder what we'll see this year?

12:02PM EST - The press is still flowing in, no orchestra this year it seems.

11:58AM EST - Here we are at Samsung Unpacked at MWC 2015. Ian on Photos, Andrei on text. Everyone is getting seated, seems to be almost 5000 people here

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  • KPOM - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    Interesting. So not much that we didn't know. I thought they might unveil a new luxury Gear model. Reply
  • DRainsbergerII - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    How does this MST technology work? what level of communication is going on here? Reply
  • KPOM - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    Nothing fancy. It is simply a magnetic field that spoofs a magnetic strip on a credit card. It's to support legacy devices. Reply
  • Jimmydonegood - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    Having a replaceable battery was a big seller in my Note 4 purchase. No removable battery is a no go for me! Reply
  • name99 - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    It's 2015. Whining about lack of replaceable battery (and SD card) is no longer cute, it's like throwing a tantrum because your ultrabook doesn't have a floppy drive.
    Accept reality and either modify your usage patterns, or resign yourself to buying old phone off eBay.

    Either way, the world has moved on, and tech forums are no longer an appropriate place to complain about something that is OBVIOUSLY the new and standard way things are done.
    Reply
  • cboath - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    People will stop complianing about lack of card access when they stop getting gouged insanely to up the storage on the phones. Reply
  • name99 - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    The cost of storage in phones ramps the way it does because businesses like to use variable pricing. It's EXACTLY the same principle as airline pricing, or the cost of Intel CPUs.
    Complaining about it is like complaining about gravity; and as pointless. If it weren't storage, it would be something else. That's reality of how sales work in a high gini society.

    (And please spare us the hysterics. At least in the Apple world, batteries last a LOT longer than a year, and storage upgrades cost nothing close to the base phone's price. If your argument can only sound valid when it is based on exaggeration, then it's not a very good argument.)
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  • Alexey291 - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    Oh dear lord. When batteries last longer than a year (of active use) and nand storage upgrades don't double the phone's price...

    Then maybe i'll consider what you're saying. But for now you're complaining about people complaining. And sounding like a right prick in progress.
    Reply
  • TedKord - Sunday, March 1, 2015 - link

    Or when unlimited data returns and we get 100% coverage everywhere. Until then, expandable storage is a must. Reply
  • mkozakewich - Monday, March 2, 2015 - link

    Stop draining them to 0% and they will last a few years. Reply

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