Galaxy S6: What Galaxy Alpha Tells Us About The New Phone

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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930)’s Galaxy S6 is several months away from launch. But Samsung’s habit of launching a wide range of smartphones every year offers some insight into its upcoming products. The Korean company launched Galaxy Alpha smartphone with metal casing last month. After Alpha, we noticed that Samsung took the same premium build quality to the Galaxy Note 4 announced earlier this month.

Galaxy S6 to have a classy look

Galaxy S line has always been Samsung’s flagship phone. So, it will also likely be a high-end, premium-build smartphone. The device will have a classy look. The Alpha like design will boost the Galaxy S6’s appeal. Samsung’s Galaxy S line has been widely criticized in the past due to their plastic design and “cheap” feel. However, Samsung’s SVP of product strategy, Yoon Han-kil, has already said that the company’s new flagship phones will have a “new form factor.”

But the device isn’t arriving anytime soon. The Korean electronics giant launches its new Galaxy S phones during the Mobile World Congress. So, don’t expect it to arrive before March 2, 2015, when the MWC event kicks off. Since Samsung is quite consistent with prices, it may price the Galaxy S6 close to the S5 or slightly higher, considering the metal chassis.

Samsung fans have high expectations from Galaxy S6

Fans have pretty high expectations from the forthcoming phone. They expect the device to come with at least 20-megapixel main snapper. PCAdvisor said the Galaxy S6 will have a gorgeous 5.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with resolutions of 1440×2650 and 442ppi. Recent rumors also point to a 4K display, which Samsung is widely expected to bring next year.

Rumor mill claims that the phone will be powered by hexa-core Snapdragon 808 or octa-core Snapdragon 810 which supports 4K display. It will also feature Adreno 430GPU to support high resolution images and videos. The Galaxy S6 will reportedly have a 3,300mAh battery. It will most likely run the newest Android L operating system.

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