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We expect to see Samsung launch its flagship smartphone for 2015 at its Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona, with the Galaxy S6 joined by the curved screen Galaxy S6 Edge.

Live coverage here from 5.30pm GMT.

And that's it folks. We are now off to fondle the S6 and S6 Edge to give you our first impressions.

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB in 20 countries from 10 April

And Lee is back on stage to wrap things up. Looks like that rumoured smartwatch is a no-show.

"Tonight we bring you the next new Galaxy" - cue video lovingly drooling over the phone.

"Samsung Galaxy S6 is ready for business right now."

Now time to focus on the enterprise - an area where Samsung could see growth for its stuttering smartphone platform

Now onto mobile payments and Samsung Pay. You can use it anywhere that accepts Mastercard, Visa or NFC. It's new MST technology works using your fingerprint and Samsung says that it's also safe, as neither your phone or Samsung won't hold your credit card data.

Coming to US and Korea this summer.

The S6 camera is always on standby and launches in one second by double clicking the home button

Rear camera has 16 megapixel sensor and fast lens. It also gets optical image stabilisation. Shows off Galaxy S6 stills and video side-by-side with the iPhone 6 Plus

Improvements to the front camera including better low light capability of the Galaxy S6, as well as real-time HDR and bigger pixels. There are five megapixels on the front camera by the way

Now onto the camera. Samsung has created a new ad shot entirely on the new Galaxy S6.....sounds a little familiar to me...

Samsung battery wireless charging tech works with both the main standards (WPC and PMA) which Samsung says means "wireless charging has arrived"

Samsung has built in wireless charging and for the first time the company has made the battery non-removeable.

Battery life has also been improved and Samsung says the battery charges from zero to 100% in half the time of the iPhone 6. You can charge to 4 hours of use in just 10 minutes

Samsung has announced a new Gear VR that works with both the S6 and S6 Edge

The screen as 77% more pixels than the Galaxy S5, wit 577 pixels per inch.

Now on to the processor. 64bit chip built on a 14nm process and coming with DDR4 RAM for even faster computing

You will also be able to send a automated response to a phone call by placing you finger on the camera lens

The UX for the Edge has been tweaked and you can now assign different colours for contacts that the screen will glow when they are calling and your phone is screen-side down. Neat, but limited usage?

Samsung's presenters have specific lines to try and get the audience to cheer. So far, it's not working very well

The new TouchWiz does look much better, but I still don't see any improvement over stock Android 5.0

Now we are on to the new iteration of Samsung's TouchWiz software. The company says it has been entirely streamlined to remove clutter and make things easier to use

Galaxy S6 coming in blue, green, gold, silver and black and all come with Gorilla Glass 4 which is 50% tougher than glass in other high end smartphones. Lee makes a joke about how the Galaxy S6 won't bend.

The Galaxy S6 Edge is the first dual-colour smartphone and Lee says that your friends will think it is "really cool"

Lee back on stage to talk first about the design of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The Galaxy S6 has wireless charging built in, meaning the end of fumbling for cables according to Shin. Ikea announced this morning its plans to integrate wireless charging into its furniture soon

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 unveiled IBTimes UK

These are the best smartphones in the world which no one can match, and they are also "really cool" Shin says.

Shin playing up the security (Knox) and payment processing (Samsung Pay) of the new phones

And there they are, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung says it offers the best of design and the best of technology in one product.......that is its phones by the way.

Shin says he may not be the best public speaker because his first language is engineering. Cue muted applause.

Shin says Samsung learns from its mistakes to improve its technology.

"No more internet rumours" Shin jokes to much amusement among the assembled press

What we unveil tonight will be "the most significant team effort in the company's history".

JK Shin now on stage

Younghee Lee, head of global marketing now on stage

Talk of metals flowing, beauty being powerful, borders disappearing and reflections being free. I have no idea either

We are off. With some ominous sounding music and lots of lens flare. "What's Next?" a voice asks

For those who haven't been following the rumour mill Samsung is expected to announce both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, which will feature a curved screen.

There are also rumours of a new smartwatch called Orbis, featuring a round screen. The wearable will shun Google's Android Wear operating system in favour of Samsung's own Tizen software.

At the moment we are getting very low key music piped into the big conference hall. Ethereal is how I would describe it.

Welcome to Barcelona, I'm here at Samsung's big press conference where it will be showing off its smartphone plans for 2015.