The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is no longer the top flagship Galaxy Note option but due to a high price tag and an Android 5.0 Lollipop update, it remains an option for consumers. Soon, it will be joined by a new flagship Galaxy smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is giving current Galaxy Note 4 owners and those thinking about buying the aging device another option.
With that in mind, we offer our own Galaxy S6 expectations and examine what we expect from the Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy Note 4.
The Galaxy S6 launch is confirmed for March 1st which is now just a few short weeks away. It's there that we expect to hear about when you will be able to go hands-on with the Galaxy S6 and compare it with the Galaxy Note 4. The latest intel points to an arrival in and around March 22nd. A specific date hasn't been rumored but it's looking like we'll see the start of the Samsung Galaxy S6 release take place in late March or early April.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch display. This display makes it larger than your average Android smartphone. It also makes it a difficult device to hold in one hand. We expect the Galaxy S6 to feature a 5.1-inch display which means that we expect it to come with a much smaller footprint. Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors are all pointing to a 5.1-inch display and there's no reason to expect anything different. Rumors have hinted at the arrival of a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with two bent edges.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD display. These days, Full HD resolution has been overshadowed by Quad HD resolution and we fully expect Samsung to embrace the new technology this year with its brand new Galaxy S6. Galaxy S6 display rumors continue to hint at the arrival of a Quad HD display. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 also uses 2K resolution so we're expecting the Galaxy S6 to at least match the quality found on Samsung's current Galaxy Note flagship.
For years, Samsung enthusiasts have been begging for a premium design, on par with the likes of the HTC One and iPhone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is mostly plastic but it also comes with a metal rim around the edges that give it a better look. At the time, we noted that the inclusion of metal in the Galaxy Note 4's design language hinted at future designs. Samsung Galaxy S6 design rumors have all pointed to the same exact thing: A shift from the usual plastic designs to a new all-metal design that's in line with the iPhone 6.
Samsung flirted with putting a fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 4. We fully expect Samsung to upgrade the Galaxy S6 with a touch-based sensor that's similar to the Touch ID sensor found inside the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6.
The camera on the galaxy note 4 is solid, it flaunts a 16MP, autofocus camera with a 3.7 Full HD front-snapper. Galaxy S6 camera rumors suggest that these changes will include a new sensor, possibly a 16MP or 20MP, Optical Image Stabilization, and a 5MP camera in the front. The Galaxy S6's new camera module should deliver better photos in low light and the switch to a larger sensor on the front should come with support for wider angles, something that will benefit selfie lovers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 runs a unique version of TouchWiz that's compatible with the device's S Pen stylus that's housed inside the phone. We don't expect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to feature a stylus. We also expect it to bring some changes to the TouchWiz user interface, changes that might put the current versions to shame. Samsung's Galaxy S6 will almost certainly run Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google's new operating system. The Galaxy Note 4 is also getting Android 5.0 though the roll out is going very slow. Galaxy S6 rumors point to a stripped down version of TouchWiz.
The Galaxy Note 3 comes in 32GB form and it features a microSD card slot for expanded storage. We expect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to come with a ton of storage as well. The Samsung Galaxy S6 to come in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB sizes as rumors suggest.
The Galaxy Note 4 is powered by a monster Li-Ion 3220 mAh battery and has a stand-by of 20h while running on 3G. Whereas rumors suggest that the Galaxy S6 will be powered by a slightly powerful battery. Hence boosting up Samsung's name in the battery industry.
The Galaxy Note 4 is priced at Rs. 54,624, generaly flagship Android smartphones like the Galaxy S typically command iPhone-like price tags at launch and we expect the Galaxy S6 to be close to Apple's iPhone 6 model. Samsung can't afford to go much higher than that or it will alienate tons of people.