The much-hyped Samsung's upcoming flagship smartphone dubbed as the Galaxy S6 is in news again with the device reportedly arriving India for testing, research, development and evaluation, hinting that it could make an early launch.
The Galaxy S6, codenamed "Project Zero", has been reportedly spotted by import tracking website Zumba. Detailed import data of the device with model number SM-G920F was found in the import shipment records.
The description of the device in the website reads: "Sample Samsung Smartphone SM-G920F (For R&D Purpose & Evaluation & Not for Retail Sale." It also has the price tag of ₹18,938 (approximately $300), but the retail price could be double the quoted price.
News of the Galaxy S6 being shipped to India for research, development and evaluation came at a time when speculations are rife on its release date. It was reported that the device would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2015) in March, but Korean online publication called Chosun Biz (via GforGames) has claimed that quoting analysts at Mirae Asset Securities (MAS) that it could arrive at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (CES 2015) in Las Vegas on 5 January.
It went on to say that analysts at MAS expect Samsung to announce the Galaxy S6 Edge along with the Galaxy S6, projecting shipment of the former for 2015 at 10 million, and the latter at 45 million units.
Meanwhile, the Galaxy S6 is expected to sport a qHD screen with 1,440x2,560 pixels, have 15.9mp camera, powered by octa-core 64-bit processor and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, according to AnTuTu benchmark, as reported by Mobifo (via SamMobile).
It contradicts AnTuTu benchmark details of the device earlier revealed by Chinese website CNMO (via Phone Arena) that claimed the Samsung's next-generation smartphone would sport a 5.5-inch display with 1440x2560 pixels, a 20mp main camera and 5mp front snapper, Exynos 7420 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and 32GB of internal memory and 3GB RAM.