A ton of new Samsung Galaxy S6 release details have emerged today including rumored Galaxy S6 specs and features that could find their way to the final version of the device that’s expected to replace the Samsung Galaxy S5 at some point down the road.
As we move away from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release and closer to the end of the year, we’re starting to hear about the Samsung Galaxy S6 release that Samsung evidently has planned for the future. In the past two days, we’ve started to see Galaxy S6 release details pick up steam and leaks recently outed the device’s code name and some vague release plans.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6, codenamed Project Zero, will evidently be built from scratch as it looks to reverse the tides for Samsung’s mobile division. While the Samsung Galaxy S5 is widely considered to be one of the year’s best smartphones, the device has not been able to pull up Samsung’s fledgeling mobile division which has struggled to match the success it achieved with the Galaxy S3 back in 2012.
Today, a flurry of new Galaxy S6 release details have emerged, details that build on what we’ve heard about already. SamMobile, a site that’s known for leaking information early, today released a treasure trove of potential Galaxy S6 features including details about its display, processor, cameras, carriers, storage sizes, and more.
Before getting into the details, we should note that the Galaxy S6 is still in development which means that it’s still a bunch of moving parts. So while it could perhaps feature some of these high-end features, there’s a chance that it won’t feature them all. Samsung will likely be testing several different prototypes before deciding on a final model for public release. In all, there are close to 15 brand new Galaxy S6 details for U.S. buyers.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 specs are expected to include an upgraded display with Quad HD resolution similar to the resolution found on the Galaxy Note 4. Given the resolution change on the Galaxy Note 4, this isn’t too surprising. The size of the display still hasn’t been confirmed and Samsung could be throwing around several different sizes in the buildup to the Galaxy S6 release.
Other Galaxy S6 specs are said to include a 16MP or 20MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization, a 5MP rear-facing camera, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB of storage, Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 processors which will both be 64-bit, Broadcom’s new BCM4773 chip, and a release on all five major U.S. carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. The model numbers for those devices, and several others, are provided well in advance. Both the Galaxy S6 release date and Galaxy S6 design remain out of view for the time being.
With a shift to more premium designs with the plastic and metal Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note Edge smartphones, Samsung could look to roll out a premium design that challenges the designs found on Apple’s iPhone and HTC’s One smartphone. Improvements to the screen, camera and processor are all likely as well given that these have been upgraded with every Galaxy S release.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 release date remains out of reach and it’s not clear if the company plans to follow its usual release pattern. The last two Galaxy S models, the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5, were both announced in Q1 and released in April ahead of the summer. Last year, Samsung used Mobile World Congress to announce the Galaxy S5 during an Unpacked event. MWC 2015 is scheduled to take place in early March, stretching from March 2nd to March 5th.
Samsung Galaxy S6 release rumors will likely start to firm up in first quarter of 2015 as Samsung finalizes its plans. For now, the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy Note Edge will serve as the company’s high-end offerings and the direct challengers to top flight devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and the aging LG G3.