We already know that Samsung is hard at work on the tentatively titled 'Project Zero'. Now, more intriguing details of upcoming flagship Galaxy S series smartphone have tumbled out of the South Korean company's not-so-secure R&D vaults.
Samsung community blog SamMobile has got hold of the internal documents of the company revealing that the upcoming Samsung flagship smartphone will indeed be dubbed as Galaxy S6.
That's not all. The marquee phone will also be accompanied with a special edition Galaxy S6 Edge series, similar to the one we saw during Galaxy Note 4 launch.
The new Galaxy Note Edge boasts 5.6-inch (quad HD Plus resolution) unique curved Edge screen, which provides quick access to frequently used apps, alerts and device functionality – even when the cover is closed. Users just have to swipe their thumb to navigate on the screen. They can also receive notifications directly on the screen, while watching videos without getting disturbed.
Word on the street is that the Galaxy S6 Edge will be an advanced model with a dual-edge display, wherein phone's screen will be curved on both right and left side.
Many market analysts believe that Samsung's radical move is attributed to the company's ailing smartphone business. The company, especially this year, witnessed steep decline in its revenue.
The 2014 flagship model - Galaxy S5 - reportedly failed to live up to its reputation. Adding to the woes, Apple released bigger iPhone 6 (4.7-inch) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5-inch), eating away some market share from Samsung in niche high-end smartphone segment, while emerging Chinese firm, Xiaomi, with its dirt-cheap feature-rich Mi-series devices has pushed Samsung to the wall in mid-range and budget-smartphone sectors.
Squeezed from both sides by Apple Inc and Xiaomi, Samsung's recent Q3 earning saw a staggering 60% plus drop in the profit margins.
Even Andy Griffiths, company's President (UK and Ireland regions), in an interview with Forbes admitted the failure of Galaxy S5 to sway consumers.
"The S5 slowdown was inevitable to some extent, and the future for Samsung will lie in its new ideas, and R&D," he said.
In that order, the company's new 'Project Zero' is expected to bring out the best smartphone from Samsung next year. It has reportedly gone back to the drawing board to create a new innovative marquee phone to invigorate the Galaxy S handset series.
Leaked Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S6 aka Project Zero:
|Model||Samsung Galaxy S6 aka Project Zero|
|Display||5.3-inch 4K Ultra HD super AMOLED screen|
|OS||Most likely to come with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS|
|Processor||Exynos 7420 Octa-core (four Cortex-A53 + four Cortex-A57 cores)/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/16.0-megapixel Sony camera with 4K video recording optionFront: 5.0-megapixel camera|
|Network||4G-LTE (CAT6 speeds of up to 300 Mbps with support for up to 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation on LTE FDD and LTE TDD)|
|Add-ons||Supports Bluetooth 4.1, VIVE™ 2-stream 802.11n/ac with MU-MIMO, USB 3.0/2.0 port, Snapdragon 810 CPU comes with Integrated 4G LTE Advanced CAT6 World Mode modem, supporting LTE FDD, LTE TDD, WCDMA (DC-HSPA+, DC-HSUPA), CDMA1x, EV-DO Rev. B, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE|
|Other mentionable features||Broadcom's new BCM4773 chip with navigation (GPS) and other sensors put together on a single chip, an industry first.|