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We had the opportunity to meet up with the people from Samsung Canada late last week to get our early hands-on preview of both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and its curvaceous cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. While the S4 and S5 were widely seen as minor updates, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge represent a major leap forward for Samsung.

Obviously, the first thing that will strike you about both these phones is the design. Samsung has done away with the removable plastic back, so you can no longer have a user-replaceable battery. There's also no microSD slot, so you're stuck with whatever internal memory capacity you select; both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities and pricing has been announced for the Canadian market. The aluminum frame is paired with Gorilla Glass 4 for both the front and the back.

And yes, it is undeniable that the overall aesthetic--with the curved corners and particularly the look of the speaker on the bottom--is reminiscent of what's coming out of Cupertino these days. On the plus side, you get support for both wireless charging standards, this version of TouchWiz is the lightest to date, and you've got that unique dual curved display on the Edge. The fingerprint sensor in the home button has also been altered to be more like Apple's Touch ID; you simply place your finger on there rather than swiping it.

We've also confirmed that the North American version of the S6 and S6 Edge will indeed be using Samsung's own 64-bit Exynos processor, moving away from the Snapdragon solutions they have been implementing in previous generations for this market.

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Check out our preview video above and expect to see the full written review very soon. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are set to launch on April 10 in Canada and several Samsung outlets across the country will be holding a special preview in the weeks leading up to their release.