Over the past few weeks, rumors around Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy S6 smartphone have intensified. Yesterday, Korean website Chosun reported that the Galaxy S6 is all set to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress on March 2. Now a new report claims that the device will ship with an impressive 20-megapixel main camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
Galaxy S6 to arrive earlier than originally planned
Citing securities analysts, South Korea’s ET News said that the camera sensor will be made by Samsung’s electro-mechanics division. The analysts have upgraded Samsung Electro-Mechanics (SEM) as it will be responsible for Galaxy S6 cameras. SEM has ramped up production of the higher-priced camera modules because the “Galaxy S6 releases 2-3 weeks earlier than originally planned.”
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That means Samsung will bring the device to markets soon after announcing it at MWC. Earlier this week, a “trusted source” revealed all the specs and features of the Galaxy S6 to BGR. This source also pointed out that the device will have 20MP main camera with OIS and 5-megapixel front-facing camera with real-time HDR. The source told BGR that the Galaxy S6 will run an octa-core 64-bit processor that will be 50% faster than Galaxy S5.
Galaxy S6 to bring Samsung Pay
BGR said the phone will feature a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with 577ppi pixel density. It will be powered by a 2550mAh battery. The device will have a Quick connect charging technology that gives you four hours of battery life in less than 10 minutes of charging. But one feature that comes as a big surprise is Samsung Pay. Yes, the “trusted source” said that Samsung will take on Apple Pay with its new payment system.
UBS analyst Bonil Koo said in a research note that the camera has become one of the key differentiating factors in smartphones. Samsung Electro-Mechanics will likely supply over 80% of camera modules for the Galaxy S6 because it has a “better yield, especially for OIS.” For the front-camera, UBS believes Samsung will rely on Partron and Cammsys, but Partron will get most of the business.