Samsung will launch two versions of the Galaxy S6 and one of them will have a display covering three sides
As we are closing in on Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event in Barcelona, the Korean company has started teasing about the Galaxy S6 features and specs. Samsung’s DongHoon Jang, SVP and chief of camera R&D group, said in a blog post Wednesday that the Galaxy S6 will have an “intelligent” camera. It will do all the thinking for users, Jang added.
Galaxy S6 to use Samsung-made camera sensors
DongHoon Jang talked about how the Korean electronics giant has been working on the cameras used in Galaxy series phones. He said the company evaluates every single facet of its smartphone cameras by capturing more than 10,000 pictures “in every imaginable lighting conditions” for analysis. The new “intelligent” camera in the Galaxy S6 will allow users to take amazing photos without having to worry about anything except pressing the shutter button.
Separately, SamMobile has obtained details of the Galaxy S6 camera from an insider who has received a Galaxy S6 prototype. SamMobile reports that a camera app will be pre-installed on both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The prototype includes a 20-megapixel main camera sensor with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and a 5MP front camera. Both cameras will have sensors made by Samsung.
The main camera allowed SamMobile’s source to take pictures in different resolutions, namely 20MP, 15MP, 11MP, 8MP, 6MP and 2.4MP. However, the front-facing camera will be the same as the one found on Galaxy A series devices.
Galaxy S6 Edge confirmed to have 3-sided display
Sources familiar with the matter told Jungah Lee of Bloomberg that Samsung will indeed launch two versions of the Galaxy S6. One of the models will have a “display covering three sides.” It confirms previous leaks that the Galaxy S6 Edge will have a curved screen on both sides. Sources added that both phones will have metal frames and next generation processors.
The Exynos 7420 processor that will be used in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge recently debuted on the AnTuTu benchmark. It delivered the best performance ever for a smartphone in benchmark tests. Bloomberg reports that the metal frames to be used in the next-gen Galaxy S phones will be supplied by BYD Electronic International Company.