Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s next flagship in the Galaxy S series will be called Galaxy S6 as the Korean company continues its numbering tradition. Sources familiar with the matter told SamMobile that the device will be unveiled in March 2015, in line with previous reports. After lukewarm response to the Galaxy S5, the electronics giant is under intense pressure to unveil a game-changer.
Galaxy S6 will be a major overhaul
SamMobile reports that the Galaxy S6 won’t just be an upgrade to its predecessor. Samsung has gone “back to the drawing board” to design the next flagship “from scratch.” It will have a whole new design with a wow factor to attract consumers. Samsung’s smartphone sales have been declining amid fierce competition from Android vendors in the low-end market. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are threatening Samsung in the high-end segment.
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Sources said that the Galaxy S6 is tentatively set to feature a display with 2560×1440 pixels resolution, and main camera between 16 and 20 megapixels. The device will reportedly run Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor or 64-bit Exynos 7420 chipset. Past reports claim that the Galaxy S6 will have a unibody metal design, 4GB RAM and 3,300mAh battery.
Galaxy S6 Edge under development
Last month, reports surfaced that the Korean electronics giant was designing Galaxy S6 under the Project Zero. The S6 is Samsung’s broad overhaul plan. Chinese website Sina.com reported that the world’s largest smartphone maker was in talks with Foxconn Technology Co Ltd (TPE:2354) and Pegatron Corporation (TPE:4938) to make metal casing for the Galaxy S6.
Interestingly, sources told SamMobile that the Galaxy S6 will arrive with a new device called Galaxy S6 Edge. The S6 Edge will feature a curved display, just like the recently launched Galaxy Note Edge. The Galaxy Note Edge’s side display has useful features, but it is a niche device. Samsung is probably planning to popularize the curved display technology, after its massive success with phablets.