Galaxy S6 May Arrive Soon As Samsung’s Profits Tumble 60%

Galaxy S6 May Arrive Soon As Samsung’s Profits Tumble 60%
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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930) may rush the launch of its next flagship smartphone Galaxy S6. The Korean company badly needs a top-end smartphone that could cut through the clutter of competitors and stand out in the market. Earlier this week, Samsung issued its preliminary third-quarter results.

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The electronics giant told investors that its Q3 profits declined 59.65% to 4.1 trillion won ($3.8 billion) from 10.2 trillion won in the same quarter last year. The September quarter sales are also set to decline 20.45% from last year. Local smartphone vendors in China and India continue to eat into Samsung’s market share in the low-end market. Meanwhile, Apple’s big screen iPhone 6 is giving the Korean company a tough competition in the high-end segment.

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Samsung blamed the “intensified smartphone competition” for decline in its mobile business. In fact, the launch of iPhone 6 prompted Samsung to release its Galaxy Note 4 sooner than expected. The company had initially planned to launch its Note 4 in October. But after Apple reported solid sales for its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the Korean company decided to launch its Note 4 in September itself.

This fueled speculations that the Galaxy S6 may arrive sooner than expected to boost the company’s flagging sales. The Korean giant has historically released its new Galaxy S line phones around the Mobile World Congress. The next MWC event will be held in March 2015. Let’s see if Samsung actually moves the release date to take on the iPhone 6.

Galaxy S6 to sport 4K display

Galaxy S6 is rumored to be the first smartphone with 4K display with a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. The device will run the latest Android 5.0 L and the highly advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. Snapdragon 810 supports 4K display. The Galaxy S6 is rumored to get 20-megapixel main camera. We won’t be surprised if it arrives with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.

What’s more, after the release of Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha with metal casing, Samsung is unlikely to go back to cheap plastic design for its Galaxy S6. Reports from Samsung’s supply chain suggest that the Galaxy S6 will have a metal chassis. We can also expect a UV sensor, an improved fingerprint sensor, a heart rate monitor and multi-directional microphones.

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  1. One. We don’t have the battery power to run that kind of display with high performance chips!

    Two. There are no options to change screen resolutions on a phone unless it’s running vanilla Android with a special program to do so!

    Three. If you’re expecting a 4k screen on a phone, you and everyone else is setting themselves up for disappointment! It will take at least three years till 4k display’s are used in phones with battery life enough to last a day!

  2. I can’t wait, but I would rather they did wait and make a top class phone with no teething problems. I don’t wanna pay £700 for a rushed piece of crap they threw together last minute

  3. this is S5 rumor mill all over again, we all thought the S5 was going to be a monster of a phone with wqhd display and 128gb variant of internal storage with an 805 chip. it ended being a disappointment. 4k on a phone is a nono because its too small and even a phablet has no use for it. there arent batteries big enough to handle this display and chip and small enough to be on a phone. look at the apple, they had a problem finding someone who could make a small enough battery and it ended up having a bad battery life over the day. this phone might stay the same size screen 5.2 with wqhd display and most likely an 805 chip. the S series always takes a page from the Note before it.

  4. Why can’t these phone companies understand that most people now a days are tied into a 2 year contract..not many would pay out of there s4 contract for the s5 that’s not that much different to be honest

  5. For the last time!!! The Galaxy S6 will not sport a 4k display, unless you like minus 5hrs battery life! The Galaxy S models will adopt from the Galaxy Note models like it always does every year! Meaning it will most likely sport a 2k display.

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