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Samsung admits Galaxy S6 performance issues, working on a fix

Samsung has admitted that the recently released Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are suffering from performance issues.

As impressive as the two flagship handsets are, they appear to be mishandling the generous 3GB of RAM they’re each equipped with.

When in use, apps store information in a device’s RAM for quick access, but this is typically removed when the apps are closed, freeing up the space for other programs.

It appears the S6 and S6 Edge are having trouble clearing this information away. As a result of this flaw, apps are unexpectedly shutting down.

Samsung has been quick to respond to complaints, and says it’s currently working on a fix.

“Micro-updates are in the process of being rolled out to correct issues relating to device performance and stability,” the UK Mobile division wrote on its Facebook page.

“Keep checking for these on your device via Settings > About device > Software update > Update now.”

Both smartphones received 9/10 rating in our reviews, and stand as two of the best mobiles on the market.

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Screens aside, the S6 and S6 Edge are near identical devices. Both run Samsung’s new 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor, 16-megapixel, OIS-enhanced rear-mounted cameras and TouchWiz skinned versions of Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

Despite both devices featuring 5.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 pixel QHD displays, the Edge – as its name suggests – wraps its screen around both its left and right edges.