Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz, In the Flesh! Arriving in the Philippines Within May 2015!

Of all color variants of the 2015 flagship release Samsung Galaxy S6 - namely, White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, and Blue Topaz - the last one is my favorite; Not just because it's a limited version or that I'm an Atenean but because it just looks strikingly beautiful. It's a total head-turner. I mean, these photos speak for themselves.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz
The phone looks best when natural light shines upon it, bringing to life its brilliant hue.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz
The front and back panels feature scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 4...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz
... which sandwich a durable and elegant anodized aluminum frame.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz
Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge are the first flagship smartphones of the Korean Giant to feature these premium materials in its design identity and construction.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz
The official Samsung Galaxy S6 model that's available in the Philippines is the Duos version with Dual SIM Dual Standby capability. SIM 1 supports 4G LTE connectivity while SIM 2 supports 2G.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Blue Topaz
Sporting a crisp and vibrant 5.2-inch Quad HD SuperAMOLED display and running on the powerhouse Octa Core Exynos 7420 chipset, Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 16 MegaPixel autofocus camera with optical image stabilization, f/1.9 aperture, and ISOCELL sensor complemented by a 5 MegaPixel front cam for selfies with wide-angle lens.

Absolutely gorgeous, right?

Well, if - like me - you've long been waiting for the Blue Topaz SGS6 variant to be released in the country, I bring great news. During my meeting with our friends from Samsung Philippines at the Manila Peninsula Hotel last May 8, 2015, they shared with me that this version will finally become available locally before the end of this month, May 2015. "The price will be the same. It's Php 35,990 for the 32GB model and Php 41,990 for the 64GB," they said.

"We have made the impossible possible, with the best, most carefully-crafted devices ever -- we are taking what’s next and putting it into people’s hands now. We value the feedback we receive from our users. The game-changing design, together with industry-leading features, reinforces Samsung’s commitment to providing nothing but the best experiences to our users," said Mr. Rhinn Piczon, Samsung Product Marketing Head for Mobile.

Samsung Galaxy S6, In a Nutshell (c/o Samsung Philippines)

Dominating the mobile technology arena on a global perspective, Samsung has once again paved its way to inspire the world and shape the future with transformative ideas with the recent launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6, the most advanced smartphone on the market equipped with first-of-its-kind technology empowering users to live their lives to the fullest by integrating both form and function in a stylish package.

The Galaxy S6’s sophisticated design and unmatched performance meet the growing consumer demands and expand smartphone capabilities and performance -- giving people the power to discover new experiences.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is Samsung’s first-ever premium dual-SIM smartphone, allowing consumers to seamlessly integrate their personal and work lives by eliminating the need to acquire a spare phone and compromise productivity. By integrating two SIM cards in a premium phone package, Samsung brings the dual-sim functionality together with a premium smartphone experience for consumers who want the best of both worlds only in the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Running on the most advanced, cutting-edge, Samsung CORE technology, the Galaxy S6 uses the world’s first 14nm mobile processor with 64-bit technology, new LPDDR4 memory system and UFS 2.0 flash memory. These features allow users to enjoy amazing smartphone experiences such as high-resolution video streaming, lag-free usage, and lightning-fast gaming performance without compromising battery life.

The Galaxy S6 is the most advanced enterprise-ready smartphone on the market with defense-grade data protection and security through the Samsung KNOX platform. This technology allows the S6 to be deployed for high-scale enterprise-grade deployments.

Samsung has also made it easier for non-Android users to transfer their contacts, photos, and apps to their new Galaxy S6 smartphone. The Samsung SmartSwitch app seamlessly transfers personal files, music, videos, messages, notes, calendars, and more by simply connecting the S6 via a USB On-the-go (OTG) cable, allowing users to immediately settle into their new Galaxy S6 smartphone.

Moreover, the S6 introduces wireless charging technology -- users would no longer need to deal with tangled wires. Additionally, the S6 also sports incredibly fast wired charging, 1.5 times faster than the Galaxy S5. This enables users to enjoy up to 4 hours of usage with only 10 minutes of charging, fit for individuals living an active lifestyle.

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Meanwhile, accessories such as wireless chargers and smart covers for the S6 and S6 edge will continue to be offered locally. To help buyers keep up with present and upcoming trends, buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be able to receive photo back covers that will feature their favorite Marvel’s Avenger - Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and The Hulk - upon purchasing their smartphones in Samsung Experience Stores (SES), starting from May 4 to May 24, while supplies last. Hardcore Marvel's Avengers fans should also watch out for an Avengers-inspired Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone variant.