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QCOSTARICA TECH – The Samsung Galaxy Flat S6 and S6 Samsung Galaxy Edge, the two versions of one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year, were released yesterday in the country.

With a metal body, internal battery super-fast processor, brilliant camera and wireless charging, Samsung’s latest flagship is the best phone it’s ever made. It is expected to go head-to-head with the iPhone 6. In fact, one review called the S6 “the iPhone killer”.

The follow up to the Samsung Galaxy S5, which had cutting edge technology but lacked a premium design and feel, the S6 continues the Korean company’s reinvention of the look and feel of its smartphones and tablets.

Specifications

  • Screen: 5.1in quad HD AMOLED (577ppi)
  • Processor: octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420
  • RAM: 3GB of RAM
  • Storage: 32/64/128GB; no SD card
  • Operating system: Android 5.0.2 “Lollipop” with TouchWiz
  • Camera: 16MP rear camera with OIS, 5MP front-facing camera
  • Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, wireless charging, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
  • Dimensions: 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm
  • Weight: 138g

In Costa Rica, all three operators, Kolbi, Claro and Movistar are expected to start selling the S6 today (Friday). The list price by Samsung is ¢499,000 for the Flat and ¢599,000 for the Edge.

At Kolbi,  the S6 Flat with 32Gb storage is available for ¢451,000 colones, while the S6 Edge (with curved screen) had no price yet.  At Claro, while its website says the S6 is now available, it did not include a price. Over at Movistar, there is no mention on the website of the S6 being available or coming.

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