Galaxy S6: 4K Display, Metal Body, More Powerful Processor

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Samsung recently launched its first metal body smartphone Galaxy Alpha, and is expected to unveil its Galaxy Note 4 phablet on September 3. But fans are already looking forward to the Galaxy S6. After the launch of Galaxy Alpha, enthusiasts believe that the Galaxy S6 will also come with a metallic frame that will make it sturdier.

Galaxy S6 to feature Snapdragon 808 or 810

Samsung’s SVP of product strategy, Yoon Han-kil, said in April that the company’s future flagship smartphones would sport an “all new form factor.” Samsung usually launches its new Galaxy S series phones at the Mobile World Congress, which is usually held at the beginning of March. So, there is a pretty good chance the Galaxy S6 would be announced at the MWC 2015.

Despite all its new form factor, metal design and the expected high-end features, the Galaxy S6 is unlikely to cost more than $1,000 given the fierce competition. According to PC Advisor, the Galaxy S6 would come with more powerful chipsets. It may sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 or 810. Snapdragon 808 is arguably the best smartphone processor out there. It is a 64-bit hexa-core processor with support for 2K display.  However, Qualcomm recently upgraded the Snapdragon 810 to a 64-bit, octa-core chip that can power up to 4K screens.

Will Galaxy S6 come with 4K display

There is a pretty good chance Samsung’s new flagship device will sport a 4K display (3840×2160). The Korean company has previously said that 4K screens are a possibility for devices to be launched in 2015. Camera capability of the device still has no clear description, but fans expect it to be equipped with 16MP or 20MP main camera. A 4K display combined with metal casing, 16MP camera and a hexa-core CPU make for an impressive smartphone.

Samsung has developed its own Tizen OS. But the Galaxy S6 will certainly run Android’s latest version (Lollipop). Samsung’s sales are slowing amid fierce competition from Chinese and Indian vendors. So, the Korean company cannot afford to come up with a subpar smartphone. It has to have a ‘Wow’ factor.

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