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The new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaReuters

It's no secret that Samsung is building a brand new 2015 edition of Galaxy S series smartphone and would soon get launched on 1 March, but its specifications are a bit sketchy.

Now, Samsung's own Camera R&D division head has officially disclosed that the upcoming Galaxy S6 will not only have bump in mega-pixel count, but also some value-added features to enhance photography experience.

"We (Samsung) meticulously evaluate every single facet of our smartphone cameras by taking over 10,000 photos in every imaginable lighting environment for analysis. The same passion and dedication has been put into building the cameras for the release of our 2015 flagship model. It will be intelligent and do all the thinking for users, allowing them to take amazing pictures under any conditions, without having to worry about anything more than just pressing the shutter button," said DongHoon Jang, Senior Vice President and head of Camera R&D Group at IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung Galaxy S Series Camera Evolution Chart:

Pixels Galaxy S Galaxy SII Galaxy SIII Galaxy S4 Galaxy S5 GalaxyS6[Expected]
Main Camera 5MP 8MP 8MP 13MP 16MP 20MP
Front Camera VGA 1.9MP 1.9MP 2MP 2MP 5MP

The statement coming directly coming from the company's senior executive is a testament that Samsung is leaving no stone unturned to make Galaxy S6 succeed in every of aspect of the phone components over its rivals.

It is also learnt that Samsung has reportedly dropped the plan to incorporate the new Snapdragon 810 CPU in its smartphones owing to over-heating issue.

If this is really true, then it is really a good move by the company because if Samsung goes ahead by incorporating faulty chipset in Galaxy S6, as it runs the risk of getting negative publicity.

What if the over-heating issue crops again when they reach the hands of the consumers? This will certainly dent company's image and will hurt the prospects of arresting the declining profits since the early 2014.

So it will be good for Samsung to go ahead with Galaxy S6 launch with right components in place and later launch the Snapdragon variant little later in the year after a thorough testing.

Other new features expected in Galaxy S6 include all-metal case on the rear-side. The phone is also said to accompany with limited edition Edge model.

Galaxy S6 Edge will have dual-edge display; where-in phone's screen will be curved on both right and left side.

Extra space on the both edges are said to be utilised to house illuminated icons (shortcuts) for easy access to user's favourite apps.

[Read more: Samsung Galaxy S6 Roundup: Launch Date, Price, Specifications]

Speculated Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge:

Model Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
  • 5.1-inch super AMOLED QHD (aka 2K: 2560x1440p) screen. It will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: more than 557 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Most likely to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS
  • Model 1: 14nm based 64-bit class Exynos 7420 Octa-core (four Cortex-A53 + four Cortex-A57 cores)
  • Model 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 series Octa-core CPU (Quad-core ARM® Cortex™ A57 and quad-core A53 with 64-bit support)
GPU Mali T-760/Adreno 430
Storage capacity 32GB, 64GB and128GB
Camera Main: 20.0-megapixel with 4K video recording option, OIS (Optimal Image Stabilization)Front: 5.0-megapixel camera
Battery 2550 mAh
Network 4G-LTE (CAT10 speeds of up to 450 Mbps download speed)
Colours Dark-blue, Blue-green, Gold and White
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB: €749 Euros (around $ 848/₹ 52,600)
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 64 GB: €849 Euros (around $961/₹59,600)
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 128 GB: €949 Euros (around $1074/₹66,630)
  • Samsung Galaxy S Edge 32 GB: €849 Euros (around $961/₹59,600)
  • Samsung Galaxy S Edge 64 GB: €949 Euros (around $1074/₹66,630)
  • Samsung Galaxy S Edge 128 GB: €1049 Euros (around $1187/₹73,650)
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