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In pictures: Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9

In pictures: Samsung Galaxy S6...
Gizmag gives you a look at the three big smartphone flagships announced at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Galaxy S6 (left), Galaxy S6 edge (top right) and HTC One M9 (Photo: Gizmag.com)
Gizmag gives you a look at the three big smartphone flagships announced at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Galaxy S6 (left), Galaxy S6 edge (top right) and HTC One M9 (Photo: Gizmag.com)
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The Samsung Galaxy S6, standing tall (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The Samsung Galaxy S6, standing tall (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The Galaxy S6's home button is still a fingerprint sensor, but this time it's touch-based, no longer requiring a swipe (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The Galaxy S6's home button is still a fingerprint sensor, but this time it's touch-based, no longer requiring a swipe (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The aluminum edge of the Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The aluminum edge of the Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
That bottom edge is more than a little reminiscent of the iPhone 6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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That bottom edge is more than a little reminiscent of the iPhone 6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Left side of the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Left side of the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The GS6 has a Quad HD display (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The GS6 has a Quad HD display (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Corner of the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Corner of the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
2015 is no iterative year for Samsung, as the GS6 and GS6 edge mark huge design overhauls for the line (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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2015 is no iterative year for Samsung, as the GS6 and GS6 edge mark huge design overhauls for the line (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Edge of the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Edge of the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Samsung Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The Galaxy S6 weighs 138 g (4.87 oz) (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The Galaxy S6 weighs 138 g (4.87 oz) (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The GS6 is only 6.8 mm (0.27-in) thick (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The GS6 is only 6.8 mm (0.27-in) thick (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The Samsung Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The Samsung Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Samsung has yet to announce pricing details for the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung has yet to announce pricing details for the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The 16 MP rear camera, along with heart rate sensor, of the Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The 16 MP rear camera, along with heart rate sensor, of the Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The Galaxy S6's glass back marks a huge design change for Samsung's flagship (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The Galaxy S6's glass back marks a huge design change for Samsung's flagship (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Previous glass-backed smartphones include the iPhones 4 and 4s, Nexus 4, LG Optimus G and Amazon Fire Phone (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Previous glass-backed smartphones include the iPhones 4 and 4s, Nexus 4, LG Optimus G and Amazon Fire Phone (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
A bolted down GS6 display unit (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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A bolted down GS6 display unit (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Samsung Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung Galaxy S6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The rear camera protrudes from the GS6's glass back (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The rear camera protrudes from the GS6's glass back (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Headphone port on the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Headphone port on the GS6 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The GS6 launches on April 10 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The GS6 launches on April 10 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 in hand (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 in hand (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Specs sheet for Samsung's flagship (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Specs sheet for Samsung's flagship (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Will the Galaxy S6 tower over its competition? (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Will the Galaxy S6 tower over its competition? (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The GS6's sibling, the Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The GS6's sibling, the Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Top of Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Top of Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Both sides of the Galaxy S6 edge's screen slope off into a curve (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Both sides of the Galaxy S6 edge's screen slope off into a curve (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Most specs are identical on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge (pictured) (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Most specs are identical on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge (pictured) (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Bottom edge of the GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Bottom edge of the GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Samsung took premium design much more seriously this time around (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung took premium design much more seriously this time around (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Samsung has yet to announce how extra you'll have to pay to get that curved screen (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Samsung has yet to announce how extra you'll have to pay to get that curved screen (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Top (aluminum) edge of the GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Top (aluminum) edge of the GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The GS6 edge also has a glass back (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The GS6 edge also has a glass back (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The GS6 edge is available in an exclusive green color that the GS6isn't sold in (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The GS6 edge is available in an exclusive green color that the GS6isn't sold in (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Reflections dancing on the Gorilla Glass 4 back of the GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Reflections dancing on the Gorilla Glass 4 back of the GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Aluminum and glass are a big upgrade over the GS5's dimpled plastic (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Aluminum and glass are a big upgrade over the GS5's dimpled plastic (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Like the GS6, the GS6 edge will launch on April 10 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Like the GS6, the GS6 edge will launch on April 10 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Like the GS6, the edge has a 16 MP rear camera (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Like the GS6, the edge has a 16 MP rear camera (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge in hand (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge in hand (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The edge also has a 5.1-in Quad HD display (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The edge also has a 5.1-in Quad HD display (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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GS6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Galaxy S6 edge (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Unlike Samsung's new flagships, the HTC One M9 doesn't mark a huge design difference from its predecessors (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Unlike Samsung's new flagships, the HTC One M9 doesn't mark a huge design difference from its predecessors (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
HTC's iconic front-facing speaker grilles return for 2015 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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HTC's iconic front-facing speaker grilles return for 2015 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Aluminum edge of the HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Aluminum edge of the HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The M9 running Android Lollipop with Sense 7 UI (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The M9 running Android Lollipop with Sense 7 UI (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The rounded back of the M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The rounded back of the M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
This year HTC dropped the Ultrapixel camera and replaced it with a 20 MP shooter (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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This year HTC dropped the Ultrapixel camera and replaced it with a 20 MP shooter (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The camera hole is now a square shape with rounded corners (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The camera hole is now a square shape with rounded corners (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Back of the HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Back of the HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The M9 strapped into a security device (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The M9 strapped into a security device (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Spec sheet for the HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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Spec sheet for the HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The HTC One M9 has a 5-in display (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The HTC One M9 has a 5-in display (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
While other Android flagships jump to Quad HD, the One M9 stands pat with 1080p resolution (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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While other Android flagships jump to Quad HD, the One M9 stands pat with 1080p resolution (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
The M9 starts rolling out in Taiwan later this month (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
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The M9 starts rolling out in Taiwan later this month (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Gizmag gives you a look at the three big smartphone flagships announced at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Galaxy S6 (left), Galaxy S6 edge (top right) and HTC One M9 (Photo: Gizmag.com)
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Gizmag gives you a look at the three big smartphone flagships announced at Mobile World Congress 2015, the Galaxy S6 (left), Galaxy S6 edge (top right) and HTC One M9 (Photo: Gizmag.com)
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Feast your eyes on what's sure to be three of the best-looking (possibly best, period) phones of 2015: the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9.

Previous glass-backed smartphones include the iPhones 4 and 4s, Nexus 4, LG Optimus G and Amazon Fire Phone (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
Previous glass-backed smartphones include the iPhones 4 and 4s, Nexus 4, LG Optimus G and Amazon Fire Phone (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are by far Samsung's most premium-feeling flagships. Sure, they're a little iPhone-esque, and they no longer have removable batteries or microSD card slots (not to mention they're going to be serious fingerprint magnets), but we think that's a fair price to pay to get those beautiful glass and aluminum slabs in your hands.

HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)
HTC One M9 (Photo: Stu Robarts/Gizmag.com)

The HTC One M9 isn't a huge step forward from its M7 and M8 predecessors, but that doesn't necessarily mean it won't be a great phone. The aluminum One still has one of the smoothest designs in mobile, with one of the most tasteful Android UIs in HTC Sense 7, and a Snapdragon 810 processor keeping things zippy.

Feel free to thumb through our gallery for a closer look at the three flagships. And for a feature-by-feature breakdown of how the three size up, you can hit up our Galaxy S6 (and GS6 Edge) vs. HTC One M9 comparison.

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ChrisOz
Samsung Galaxy S6/S6e The biggest advantage over the iPhone was the possibility to use micro SD memory cards with Samsung phones. The removal of this option is bad as well as not being able to replace the battery. I will not buy it.