Samsung Electronics released Galaxy S5 in April this year after months of speculation and hype but failed to live up to expectations. Now, the South Korean electronics giant is said to be planning drastic change in its upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as Galaxy S6.
Samsung has the tradition of releasing the successor of its flagship device after the latter completes one-year cycle. But it is reported that Galaxy S6 might arrive early by two months. Reports are doing the rounds that the new device could arrive as early as February, 2015, though it is not confirmed.
Going by reports that have surfaced online so far, Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to have several feature upgrades over its predecessor, Galaxy S5.
It may be recalled that Galaxy S5 was not received well by public when it hit the stores a few months ago and it was reflected in the company's earnings in the third quarter of 2014 with its profit from mobile division falling 73.9 percent to 1.75 trillion won ($1.6 billion).
According to a report by SamMobile, the codename of the Galaxy S6 is Project Zero, which is very different from the ones Samsung had used earlier, like Project J for the Galaxy S4, Project K for the Galaxy S5, Project H for the Galaxy Note 3, and Project T for the Galaxy Note 4. The uniqueness in the codename could be taken as a hint for a completely different device.
The South Korean electronics giant hasn't revealed the features of Galaxy S6 but all the alleged key specifications of the device have been exposed by the media.
According to reports, Samsung Galaxy S6 may have a 1440 x 2560 screen resolution with 554ppi. One can't rule out a 3840x2160 display resolution too, as the company had earlier said that such technology could be a reality in 2015. It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 / Exynos 7420 processor and run on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The device may come packed with a 32/64/128GB internal memory and 128GB microSD/SDHC slot. There are conflicting reports on the camera of the device with some suggesting that it would house a 16MP main camera and a 5MP front snapper, while others claimed that it could come with a 20MP main camera.
On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 spots a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution (432 ppi pixel density) and come packed with 16/32 GB internal memory, 2GB RAM and microSD up to 128 GB. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, runs on Android KitKat 4.4.2 (Upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop) and houses a 16MP main camera and 2MP front snapper.