Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is still rolling out its recently announced Galaxy S5 in international markets. But rumors have started doing the rounds about the next-gen Galaxy S6. After a lukewarm response to the S5, Samsung needs to up its game to maintain its market domination. Let’s have a look at recent rumors surrounding the Galaxy S6, and what users actually want to see in the smartphone.
Galaxy S6 with graphene
Graphene is a planar sheet of carbon. It’s just one atom thick, with the atoms arranged in a honeycomb-shaped lattice. One big issue with graphene has been making it large enough to use in smartphones. But Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s Advanced Institute of Technology has successfully resolved that issue. The Korean company has made it possible to increase the area of graphene. Rumors have started making the rounds that it could be used in the Galaxy S6.
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A better body
The Galaxy S series has been a massive hit. But it clearly lacks the premium feel. Users have been crying out for a new design for quite some time. But the Korean company hasn’t listened yet. Users want the Galaxy S6 to have a metal chassis and premium feel.
Galaxy S6 with 2K display
1080p is not enticing anymore. We have already heard that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is working on 2K and even 4K displays for smartphones. TechRadar says that anything less than a 2K display in the Galaxy S6 will be a big disappointment.
A 64-bit processor
The iPhone 5S already has it. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) may have avoided bringing a 64-bit processor for fear of being tagged a copycat yet again. In any case, a 64-bit chip doesn’t have many real advantages yet. But 64 is definitely bigger than 32, so it creates a perception that it must be better. Some users expect the company to add more RAM to the Galaxy S6 because 2GB isn’t enough to meet the demands of multitasking users.
A bigger battery
Battery has been a big drawback in Android smartphones. You have access to all the data, music videos and other stuff, but only for a few hours. Most users expect bigger batteries, faster wireless charging and better power management. A concept design created by Mesut G Designs shows that the Galaxy S6 will have a 3,300 or 3,500 mAh battery, compared to 2,800mAh in the Galaxy S5.
Better stereo speakers
The dual front-facing speakers in the HTC One give an amazing listening experience. And Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) (TYO:6758)’s Xperia Z2 has dual speakers too. But the Galaxy S5 has just one speaker. While the Galaxy S series display is big enough to watch movies, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) needs to improve the sound quality.
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