Samsung took the center stage at MWC this year when it officially unveiled the brand new Galaxy S5 handset in front of an expecting crowd at Barcelona, Spain. Fast forward to November, the Galaxy S5 has already been overshadowed by two of Samsung's newest entrants into the business: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
While the Note 4 makes its entry into the phablet scene, the Note Edge is something of a revelation in terms of its extended curved screen. However, the S6 belongs to a more premium group of flagships. And so will be its successors in the near future.
The Galaxy S6 is far from reality for the time being. But that hasn't stopped the web from overflowing with rumors related to the handset. And we as well are expecting a few additions into the handset. Here are 10 top among them.
Similar to what we have seen from the Galaxy S5, we are guessing that the Super AMOLED screen will be available for the S6 as well. However, word's on the street that the screen resolution will boosted for the new flagship. Going by the fact that the Note 4 currently offers 2560 x 1440 with the Note 4, expect the S6 to be similar to that (if not higher).
The camera segment of the handset is brimming with rumors. However, most of them have pointed toward a bigger 20MP camera rather than the same 16MP one in the S5. And going by the fact that Samsung always chooses more for its new flagships, the rumor of a 20MP snapper might indeed come true.
Front Facing Camera
As far as the front facing snapper for the S6 is concerned, we think it has to be somewhere around 5MP to 8MP. While we are sure the Galaxy S6 won't be a selfie-centric phone, but it can be said that Samsung has taken notice of the entire selfie revolution that's happening around us. And it might look to tap into that in the future.
While Samsung phones go through a lot of criticism each year due to its designing, which most aren't satisfied with, the company has indeed shown that a change in designing might be on the cards with the release of the brand new Galaxy Alpha handset. While the Galaxy Alpha launched with a metal frame, it still kept its polycarbonate rear from the Galaxy S5. If notes are to be made from that, it may be assumed that the S6 will indeed be moulded into something similar.
Codename: Project Zero
There is word that Samsung is fed up with all the criticism related to the designing of its flagships each year, and next time around, it will try to moud the S6 is a radical new way. That's exactly what Project Zero is all about. Sources recently contacted SamMobile with information that the Galaxy S6's codename is something of an excitement as well as mystery, sounding "Project Zero".
Samsung may be tinkering around with its Tizen smartphones, but be sure that the S6 will indeed arrive running the Android operating system. The handset will most definitely run the latest Android Lollipop OS from Google, if not anything new comes up. Apart from that, it should also run Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top, although we are expecting a new look for that.
Since Android Lollipop is already out and it even offers 64-bit support, expect the Galaxy S6 to arrive with a similar 64-bit processor. And talking about processors, Samsung anyway has a habit of sticking to anything that's Snapdragon inside it, and the S6 shouldn't be any different. Expect a variety of processors to come into contention, from Snapdragon 808 to Snapdragon 810.
Internal and External Storage
This one may not be that tough a code to crack. It's massively expected that the Galaxy S6 will be available in 32/64/128GB internal memory variants. However, we are sure that the first two variants of the three will be meant for the Indian customers. Also expect 128GB of microSD/SDHC support via external slot.
You don't really need a genius to tell you that smartphones require a good battery support. Else there's no point owning one of world's most advanced pieces of tech gear only to know that you cannot use it for than a few hours. Hence, we are massively expecting that the battery in the S6 will be greater than the 2800mAh unit inside the Galaxy S5.
Sure, there's no official word on when the Samsung Galaxy S6 might launch. But there's hardly any thing out there to say that Samsung will deviate from its yearly launch cycle for the S6. Samsung always has had the habit of announcing phones at or near MWC each year. And we don't see any change in that either.