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Samsung loves shouting about the Galaxy S6. Photo: Samsung

Samsung loves shouting about the Galaxy S6. Photo: Samsung

Subscribers to Samsung’s YouTube channel have been bombarded by promotional videos featuring the Galaxy S6 since the handset was first announced, and its latest — part of a new “What Comes Next?” campaign — promise the new flagship is “the smartphone of your dreams.”

Who knew you could crack walnuts with a Samsung Galaxy S6? Photo: S6 Tester/YouTube

Who knew you could crack walnuts with a Samsung Galaxy S6? Photo: S6 Tester/YouTube

Should an Android app instructing people how to chop walnuts ever get developed, don’t be surprised if the first order of business is this: Place walnuts on surface of Galaxy S6. Then begin smashing nuts with another S6.

A pair of YouTube videos showing people using their S6 to crack walnuts may be a commentary on the durability of the Samsung phone versus say a certain smartphone that some say bends over time in a tight pocket.

Both videos end with the hands of the nut smasher flipping the phones screen up and turning them on to show they still work. Before you halt your search for your misplaced nutcracker, it is not known whether the videos are the products of pranksters using some sort of visual trickery.

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Google apps are pre-installed on the Galaxy S6. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

After years of examining the Android operating system, the European Commission has launched a formal antitrust investigation into claims that Google unfairly forces competitors into bundling its own apps on their devices.

Do not do this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Do not do this. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Unlike the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s latest flagships are not water-resistant. It’s not that Samsung just forgot to announce this feature, either; the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge really do not like water — as demonstrated in the video below.

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of Android

YouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second at lower resolutions. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two.

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