Samsung Galaxy S6 Revealed: Was The iPhone 6 Just Copied? Complete With ‘Samsung Pay’

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Samsung Galaxy S6 via The Verge.

Earlier today, during the Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced the company’s latest flagship smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. While the specs of both new devices have received a bump over their predecessors, including 3GB of RAM, Category 6 LTE, a Exynos 8-core chip, up to 128GB of internal flash memory (32GB of starting storage), the biggest change is unquestionably the new design – Samsung ripped a page directly from Apple’s playbook!
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In addition to featuring an unquestionably similar aluminum back housing, there are similar antenna breaks (granted they’re placed in different locations), a near-identical speaker cut-out and the same location for the headphone jack, just to name a  handful of the similarities – check out the below gallery for a quick look.

Not to mention the fact that Samsung has introduced a re-branded form of existing mobile payment tech the company acquired, dubbed Samsung Pay; as if branching out from Google Wallet wasn’t enough.

The iPhone 6-esque “style” of the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge would be fine however, if it weren’t for the fact that the company axed two of the most important features the majority of Android fans love to hold over iPhone owners’ heads: expandable memory via a micro SD slot and a removable battery. I guess Samsung will no longer be able to air their “wall hugger” campaigns, which poke fun at iPhone owners for having to charge more frequently due to the lack of swappable batteries.

Without getting too heated, or continuing to vent, it’s paramount for me to mention the fact that it would be completely acceptable for a company to blatantly copy various design elements of the forerunner in an industry, if they didn’t first bash the product they inevitably end up copying. Also, I think it’s safe to say that today’s unveiling will reignite the patent and legal wars between Apple and Samsung, who oddly enough still rely on one another, namely due to the fact that Samsung assists in the manufacturing process of Apple’s A-series chips.

In the end, while they’re just phones, this was certainly an interesting, and rather unexpected, move given the frequent Apple-related hate commercials to come from Samsung – what’re your thoughts on it? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for additional coverage on both Apple and Samsung – don’t forget to like BestTechInfo on Facebook for complete updates.