The Korean tech giant Samsung, are weeks away from announcing their latest Flagship and successor to the S5, the Samsung Galaxy S6. The S6 release/preview has been announced on Samsung’s Twitter, and will be taking place at the MWC 2015 in Barcelona, on March the 1st, featuring Samsung’s own Unpacked Event.
As many people have heard, the S6 will combine luxury/design, with high end performance. Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge was surprisingly a popular handset, sporting a unique right-hand side bezel screen. Samsung teased their device on Twitter already, even specs have been leaked. They have not officially announced it, but they announced the preview date on the 1st of March.
It seems new leaks of this highly anticipated flagship are surfacing almost every day, so let us begin the gathering of the internet’s best rumors/speculations. Welcome to part 3 of Androidfact.com’s 2015 Rumor Round up, featuring the Samsung Galaxy S6, and S Edge.
Let’s start with Software
We all know Samsung’s android interface, Touchwiz, is notorious for having a huge amount of obsolete Bloatware, which often times significantly reduces your system’s performance and storage by having unnecessary background processes running at all times. This also takes a toll on battery life. Samsung had revealed plans to touch up their current interface, and make Touchwiz less “Bloaty.” They plan to get rid of some of the bloatware, probably not all of it, while also simplifying the GUI, even comparing it to the likes of the Nexus 6.
As covered in the Pre-MWC 2015 Update, we already know that multiple case manufacturers like OBLIQ have already leaked their schematics for the S6’s case, which resembles a lot like the leaks of how the device is already going to look like.
Now, onto the preliminary specifications of the device, courtesy of GSMARENA. (These may change at any time)
SPEC SHEET (SPECULATIONS)
- · HSPA, GSM, LTE connectivity
- · 0.69mm thickness, 5.0 Inch
- · QHD (2560X1440) 590 DPI
- · Super AMOLED
- · Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- · Fingerprint Sensor (Paypal Certified)
- · Chipset: Exynos 7 Octa (Exynos 7420)
- · CPU: Quad-Core 1.3GHz Cortex A53 + 1.9GHz Cortex A57
- · Mali T760 GPU
- · 3GB LPDDR4 RAM, Micro SD support up to 128GB, 32/64GB ROM
- · 20MP Primary Camera (4992×3744) with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, Phase Detection, LED Flash)
- · 5MP Secondary Camera
- · 2600mAh Lithium ION battery
It looks like the S6 is packing some serious hardware, enough to rival that of other flagships. Samsung reportedly had problems with overheating on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 Chip, so Samsung opted to go with their own line of Chipsets, the new Exynos 7420, featuring a double Quad core cortex A53, and A57. It also looks like Samsung will follow suit with the Note 4’s display, offering the S6 a QHD display instead of the traditional FHD. Pixel density has increased significantly, being around 400 was the average pixel density for average to high end smartphones, the S6 is rumoured to pack almost 600 PPI. Just today, GSMARENA has leaked images and speculation of the new battery the S6 is supposedly coming with. It features a 2600mAh lithium ion battery, a 200mAh decrease from the previous S5.
There are many different photo leaks of the frame or “case” of the actual device, many are saying that the frame will be made out of aluminum, others are saying plastic. We have gathered some frame leaks that the device should be sporting.
We have already seen leaks of the AnTuTu Benchmark leaks and results. The S6 scores at a high 60,000 points, second best to date, with nvidia’s tegra scoring at 70,000. The older rumoured specs of the S6 have also already been revealed, and it HAS been changed since then.
Now in just a few short weeks, samsung will be announcing their S6 flagship at MWC 2015, we will be covering all that, and more.
And that concludes part 3 of Androidfact.com’s 2015 Rumor roundup, featuring Samsung’s Galaxy S6. Stay tuned for more coverage on MWC, and latest flagships.
Be sure to check out :
- 2015 Rumor Roundup Part 1: The LG G4
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