It is reported that Samsung's next big thing – the Galaxy S6 – might see the light of the day in the first quarter of 2015 though the South Korean electronics giant is yet to announce the release date. However, latest report has suggested that the launch of the device could be delayed due to an issue with the processor.
The Galaxy S6 is expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) to be held in the first week of March but the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that is supposed to power it is said to be encountering heating issue, giving a hint that launch of the device could be delayed.
"Qualcomm is faced with hard-to-solve problems. The Snapdragon 810 overheats when it reaches a specific voltage. It also slows down owing to problems with the RAM controller connected to the AP. In addition, there is an error in the driver of the Adreno 430 GPU," an industry source was quoted as saying to Business Korea.
Several flagship devices like the Galaxy S6, Sony Xperia Z4 and LG G4 are expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, so their release could be derailed if the alleged issue with the processor is not solved on time.
However, Samsung might avoid delay in the launch of its device if reports have anything to go by, as the octa-core Exynos 7420 could be used instead of Snapdragon 810.
AnTuTu benchmark has claimed that the Galaxy S6 (SM-G925F) will sport a 5.5-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, powered by an octa-core Exynos 7420 with an ARM Mali-T760 GPU, run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, have a 20MP main camera and 5MP front snapper, and come packed with 32GB of internal memory and 3GB RAM, according to Chinese website CNMO (via Phone Arena).
Earlier reports had claimed that the device could be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420 processor, come packed with 32/64/128GB internal memory and 4GB RAM, mAh battery, complete metal body, and a 21MP main camera and 6MP front snapper.