Samsung has been working hard to recapture their place in the market – as their share is continually being eaten up by Apple and Chinese smartphone makers. However, the rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 or codename Project Zero, are that of extraordinary length. A Super AMOLED 5.5-inch display that will be bringing a 2K or 4K resolution to the table, as well as zero-gap technology. The device will be bringing the latest Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and will be humming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, with either a 32-bit or 64-bit chipset as well as an impressive 4GB of RAM.
The device will run Android 5.0 – or Lollipop as it has been called regularly, instead of the Tizen OS that Samsung designed and built. The device will tote an aluminum build and do away with the plastic shell that many have grown to criticize about the product. The cameras on the device will also be high-powered compared to their predecessors.
The device will boast a 20MP camera for the rear-facing, or primary camera – and then be running either an 8MP or 13MP camera to serve as the “selfie-taking” lens. Multiple microphones, UV light sensor, fingerprint sensors, heart rate sensors, and much more will also be included in this next-generation smartphone – which the company has acknowledged will be a complete redesign from what they are currently working with in earlier models. At their event this spring, when they will formally announce and launch the device – some are speculating that a new feature that hasn’t landed on anyone’s radar could also be at stake.
However, it looks like the Galaxy S6 will be hitting the market the first week of March 2015 and will be retailing for around $900 off-contract.
Currently, Samsung is working on the Android 5.0 update that will be updating existing S5 devices, and should be available here in the coming weeks in the United States. As Apple has completely dominated the phablet market over the last several months since the release of the iPhone 6 – one could not mention changes to the Galaxy series devices without noting that Apple is rumored to be working on a device that will be even bigger than the current device.