The long-rumoured 2015 Samsung flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 will finally see the light of the day early next month, says new report.
The Times of India, citing industry sources, has claimed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will debut at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2015 held in Barcelona from 2 to 5 March.
And soon after the unveiling, Samsung will release the Galaxy S5 successor to the market by March end. It is learnt that the new Galaxy S6 will Galaxy S6 will boast 5.1 super AMOLED QHD (aka 2K: 2,560x1,440p) screen.
Other expected features include a 20mp camera on the rear side, a 5mp snapper with f/1.8 aperture on the front, 32GB/64GB/128GB memory, 2,550mAh battery and Cat 6 4G-LTE network support.
However, it is not confirmed whether Samsung will incorporate Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 810 or not.
Last month, Bloomberg citing sources inside Samsung reported that the company faced over-heating of the Snapdragon 810 chipset during the test run of Galaxy S6.
This issue has reportedly forced Samsung to drop Snapdragon CPU model and instead use company's in-house built Exynos 7 Octa-core SoC (System on Chip) inside the Galaxy S6.
Qualcomm, in its bid to appease Samsung, reportedly came forward to provide new upgraded 810 chipset. But the South Korean company has apparently made up its mind to go ahead to launch Galaxy S6 with Exynos 7 Octa-core processor.
Exynos 7 is said to be more superior to Snapdragon 810 as the former is an advanced 14nm (nanometer) class chipset, which comes paired with Cat 10 LTE connectivity support, whereas the latter is 20nm class chipset with Cat 9 LTE support, reported Tom's Hadrware.
If this is true, then it is a smart move by the company because if Samsung goes ahead by incorporating faulty chipset in Galaxy S6, it runs the risk of getting negative publicity.
What if the over-heating issue crops up 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 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 a little later in the year after a thorough testing.
As of now, Samsung is yet to respond to the media on the speculations twirling in the internet.
Speculated Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S6|
|OS||Most likely to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS|
|Processor||14nm based 64-bit Octa-core CPU (brand yet to be ascertained)Other possibilities:
|GPU||Mali T-760/Adreno 430|
|Storage capacity||32GB, 64GB and128GB|
|Network||4G-LTE (CAT10 speeds of up to 450 Mbps download speed)|