There have been intense speculations that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s next flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 could be launched much earlier than expected to revive the company’s slumping sales. Reports suggest that the device is already in the works under Project Zero. Samsung is designing its new flagship with a whole new philosophy.
Galaxy S6 release could be pushed forward by a month
Though designing a new smartphone from scratch may take some time, a new report coming out of South Korea suggests that Samsung is trying hard to push up the release date of the Galaxy S6 by a month. The Korean news outlet Daum said that there will likely be a very small time-frame between announcement and launch of the device.
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Samsung has historically announced its new Galaxy S phone around the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which is usually held in early March in Barcelona. And the device goes for sale a month later. The next MWC is scheduled for March 2-5, 2015. That means the Galaxy S6 could be announced in early March and go for sale just a few days later, rather than the usual one month delay.
Will Galaxy S6 have a dual-edged display?
In the past few weeks, we have seen several concept renderings and heard a lot of rumors about the features and specs of the Galaxy S6. At the IHS Display Analyst conference last week, IHD Technology analyst Jerry Kang said that the Galaxy S6 would arrive with “dual-edged display” drawing on lessons from the Galaxy Note Edge. That makes perfect sense if Samsung could build a strong developer community to take advantage of the side screens.
Rumors suggest that the Galaxy S6 will feature 5.2-inch QHD display with 564ppi pixel density. It will be compatible with the Korean company’s Gear VR headset. Galaxy S6 is expected to run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 with 64-bit architecture. As of the OS, Galaxy S6 will surely get the latest Android Lollipop, which supports 64-bit architecture. Fans expect the device to come with 20-megapixel main camera, 3.7-megapixel front snapper, 4GB RAM and at least 3,300mAh battery.