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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S6 Edge vs. HTC One M9 vs. LG G Flex 2: 2015 Android smartphone specs compared

The new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sport similar specs, in slightly different shapes.

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Josh P. Miller/CNET

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge might sport similar features, but they're rather different from Samsung's previous designs.

Gone are the days of plastic shells and removable batteries. The S6 and S6 Edge sport metal and plenty of glass across their 5.1-inch frames. Both phones have high-resolution displays, and the S6 Edge has a curved display that wraps across both sides of the device -- one-upping the curved display we saw on the Galaxy Note Edge .

But what about the competitors flagship devices -- notably, LG's new-for-2015 G Flex 2 , and the new HTC One M9 , announced just hours before the new Galaxy phones? Do Samsung's latest wares have an edge over the competition? Check out the chart below for all of the details on 2015's hot new phones.

2015 Android smartphones compared

Samsung Galaxy S6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge HTC One M9 LG G Flex 2
Dimensions (Imperial) 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 inches; 4.8 oz 5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28 inches; 4.66 oz 5.6 x 2.7 x0.3-inches; 5.5 oz 5.9 x 3 x 0.4; 5.4 oz
Dimensions (Metric) 143.4 x 70.5 x 6.8mm; 138g 142 x 70.1 x 70mm; 132g 144.6 x 69.7 x 9.6 mm; 157g 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1 mm; 152g
Display 5.1-inches; 2,560x1,440 pixels; 557ppi 5.1-inches; 2,560x1,440 pixels; 557ppi; curved display 5-inches; 1,920x1,080 pixels; 441ppi 5.5 inches; 1,920x1,080 pixels, 403ppi; curved screen
Operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop with Touchwiz Android 5.0 Lollipop with Touchwiz Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop
4G LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
NFC Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.1 v4.1 v4.1 v4.1
Rear camera and recording 16-megapixel 16-megapixel 20-megapixel 13-megapixel
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel Ultrapixel 2.1-megapixel
Processor Samsung Exynos Samsung Exynos Octa-core Snapdragon 810 Octa-core Snapdragon 810
Capacity 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB, 64GB, 128GB 32GB 16GB, 32GB
Expandable memory None None Expandable up to 128GB Expandable up to 128GB
Battery 2,550mAh 2,600mAh 2,840mAh 3,000mAh
Wireless charging Yes Yes No No