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Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders live

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Samsung’s recently announced flagship Galaxy smartphones – the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge – are now available to pre-order in the UK, ahead of their official April 10 release.

The handsets are available for pre-orders through mobile operators and retailers including Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Three, EE and O2, among others.

Samsung is offering the entry-level 32GB Galaxy S6 for £599.99 and 64GB Galaxy S6 Edge model for £760. Pricing for the higher-capacity models haven’t been revealed yet. Those who pre-order the handsets directly from Samsung will be able to pick up their smartphone a day early on April 9.

To recap, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge feature 5.1-inch Quad HD (1,440 × 2,560 pixels) Super AMOLED displays with a pixel density of 577 ppi. The only difference between the two handsets is that the latter sports a dual-edge display.

The two smartphones are powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa-core processor which contains two quad-core processors clocked at 2.1 GHz and 1.5GHz respectively. The devices run on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop and feature 3GB RAM, a 16-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front facing camera.

Some of the camera features include Tracking AF, Aperture F1.9, Auto Real-time HDR (Front & Rear), Low Light Video (Front & Rear), IR Detect White Balance, High Clear Zoom, Virtual Shot, Fast Motion, Slow Motion, Pro Mode and Selective Focus.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is 6.8 mm thin, weighs 138g and has a 2,550mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy Edge is 7.0mm, weighs 132g and has a 2,600mAh battery.

In terms of connectivity, both the handsets support LTE Cat.6 (300/50Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), HT80 MIMO(2×2) 620Mbps, Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0, NFC and an IR Remote.