The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress this March in Barcelona alongside the Galaxy S Edge. It’ll likely go on sale at the end of March or early April with a price tag of around £500-600 for a SIM-free handset.
After a disappointing 2014, Samsung need to deliver a phone that will go toe-to-toe with the iPhone 6. Phone Cruncher has the lowdown on what we can expect from their next premium handset.
Samsung have had a rethink in the way their phones are designed. The tech giant is no longer using plastic to case their smartphones, which have often been criticised for looking cheap and uninspring. As demonstrated by the release of the Galaxy Alpha last year, Samsung is now opting to use metal frames.
Leaked photos from Nowhereelse.fr suggest this will also be the case with the Galaxy S6, showing a full-metal unibody chassis.
2) Hardware and performance
It’s been reported that Samsung has decided to drop Qualcomm’s next generation 64-bit Snapdragon 810 chipset due to concerns it overheats. Instead the Galaxy S6 will be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos range.
TouchWiz is also undergoing an optimisation process. It’s being rumoured that Samsung will ditch the bloatware (huzzah!). According to Sammobile, Samsung is getting rid of all the pre-installed apps in order to save storage space and improve performance.
Coupled with the improvements to Samsung’s TouchWiz is Android Lollipop 5.0 which is expected to on the Galaxy S6 straight out of the box.
3) Additional Features
The Galaxy S6 will still feature a Super AMOLED screen with a bump in size (between 5.1-5.5 inches) and resolution.
It is reasonable to expect an increase in the camera’s megapixels. The Galaxy S5 and Note 4 both had excellent 16 megapixel cameras and one of the best you could find on a smartphone. The S6 could include a camera with 21 megapixels.
The base model Galaxy S6 will have 32 GB of internal storage and should also have other models offering 64 and 128 GB. They will all support expandable storage via microSD cards of up to 128 GB.
Check back with Phone Cruncher for more details on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
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