After the debacle of Galaxy S5, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) is working to make the Galaxy S6 a grand success. The device is unlikely to be released before the first quarter of 2015. So, most of the rumors doing rounds on the Internet seem to be false rather than reliance facts. Lukewarm response to the S5 has piled added pressure on Samsung to exceed consumer expectations with its next flagship smartphone. Here is an overview of features that people expect to see in the Galaxy S6.
Galaxy S6 with metal body
Users have long expected the flagship Galaxy line to come with metal chassis. But Samsung has disappointed them every time. Now that the Korean company has launched a new Galaxy Alpha with metal casing, there is an increased probability of the Galaxy S6 coming with a metal body.
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QHD 2K display
Samsung is reported working on 2K and 4K smartphone display technologies. LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) (OTCMKTS:LGEAF)’s G3 smartphone has already given us a taste of 2K display. By the time Galaxy S6 hits the market, it would become a standard for high-end smartphones. Or maybe Samsung will beat everyone else by going with the 4K display.
Eliminate that bloatware
When you buy a Samsung smartphone with 16GB storage space, the actual storage space available to you is just about 10GB. The bloatware and Samsung’s unique TouchWiz twist to Android eat up a lot of storage space. Samsung should either find a way to do so without eating much storage space or do away with the indigenous apps because similar apps are already available on Android.
After Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched the iPhone 5S with 64-bit architecture, Samsung fans expected the company to include a 64-bit chipset in its Galaxy S5. But they were disappointed. Now that users are looking for more multitasking power with the Galaxy S6, they expect the forthcoming device to feature a 64-bit processor.
An improved battery
Though smartphones have evolved significantly in features, processing power and design, they are still struggling with battery life, and the Galaxy line is no exception. Of course, the Galaxy S5 came with 2,800mAh battery. But it also had a bigger display to sap the battery. Users expect the Galaxy S6 to offer at least a full day of battery life between charges.
The Galaxy S5 sports just one speaker as opposed to two high-quality speakers in HTC One, that produce amazing sound quality. Sony Xperia Z2 also has double speakers. Samsung should include high-end stereo speakers to the Galaxy S6 to improve the sound quality.