The Samsung Galaxy S6 rumours begin
With the recent release of the much talked about Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it was only a matter of time before the rumour mill re-started and changed focus directly onto the next flagship device to be produced by the South Korean manufacturer – The Samsung Galaxy S6
It’s thought that the Galaxy S6 is currently known as Project Zero, and some unnamed “insiders” have allegedly leaked some early info as to what you can expect the smartphone to feature upon release.
As we are all aware, a lot of smartphone manufacturers use a lot of components on newer devices that have been used on current models, therefore it might not be of any surprise that the Galaxy S6 is said to feature the same screen as used on the Note 4, which is QHD (2,560×1,440). Although, the exact size of the screen is still undecided apparently.
It’s thought that the camera which will be used on the Galaxy S6 will also be borrowed from the Note 4, which is the Sony made IMX240 – although Samsung are still unsure whether a 16MP or 20MP sensor will be used; either way having optical image stabilization is a must in our eyes. Moving onto the front facing camera, it will feature a 5MP sensor as seen on the recently unveiled “Galaxy A” series.
The Galaxy S6 will have the usual storage options, but will not feature a 16GB model; instead 32, 64 or 128GB variants will be on offer – there even might be the trusty MicroSD card expansion slot as well.
Moving on to the brains of the phone, it’s thought that the Galaxy S6 will be the first Samsung smartphone to feature active 64-bit support via the company’s own Exynos 7420 SoC. Some might already be aware that the Exnos 5433 used in the Galaxy Note 4 is technically a 64-bit processor, however Samsung have only enabled 32-bit support for it at the moment. The Exynos 7420 will have four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores, and Samsung have opted to use their own modem instead of the Intel one used on older Exynos chips. The SoC will also have Broadcom’s BCM4773 chipset which combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and also GPS onto the same chip allowing for greatly reduced power consumption. As we’ve also seen on previous Galaxy S models, there will also be a version of the S6 powered by Qualcomm’s SoC – the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm’s first 64-bit high-end chipset.
Finally, the model number for the Galaxy S6 will be SM-G920 or SM-G925, depending on carrier and local variants.
Hopefully all the info mentioned above turns out to be the whole truth and nothing but the truth, but as I’m sure you’ll all understand, it’s very early days – but even still, the floodgates have opened and I’m sure a vast amount of other S6 rumours will no doubt hit shores in the not too distant future.