If everything goes on schedule, we are four months away from a new Galaxy S handset from Samsung.
And rumors are already surfacing. According to a report, the Samsung Galaxy S6 might feature the same display as the Note Edge. That is a curved screen, but the S6 takes things a step further, opting for curved screen on both the left and the right side.
How Does the Curved Edge Display Work?
We saw this technology for the first time in Note Edge. Basically, the side curved display provided an additional display for users. It served its purpose as a secondary display, where users can browse notifications and set other stuff, while the main display is occupied with another process. The Note Edge has a curved screen on the right side, but Samsung plans to put a side display on both sides now.
Design and Display
The Galaxy S6 starts from zero. That is why Samsung has used the code name ‘Project Zero’ for the new flagship device. That means that everything will be new on the device, and there should be no similarities in the design with previous Galaxy S6 handsets. Whether that will include metal build, and better design lines, we will have to wait to learn. The size of the display is unknown at the moment, and the company still considers how much to increase the display. However, we know it will be an AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels.
Hardware and Operating System
By the time the S6 hits the market, Samsung should have rolled an update for the Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new Galaxy S device should be powered by a 64-bit chipset from Samsung, the Exynos 7420. That is an octa core processor, with four A53 and four A57 cores. The company will also release a version with a Snapdragon 810 quad core processor. The Korean company has ditched the 16 GB version, and the new handset will start from 32 GB. There will also be versions with 64 GB and 128 GB built in memory.
Rumors confirm that Samsung will again use the Sony IMX240 sensor. That should mean either a 16-MP or a 20-MP sensor on the back. Samsung is still considering which one to use, but hopefully it will come with optical image stabilization. On the front, the Samsung has bumped the quality of the selfie camera up to 5-MP.
Release Date Rumors
Up until now, Samsung has always released handsets from the Galaxy S line either at the Mobile World Congress, or sometime around it. This year, the MCW is scheduled for the beginning of March, meaning we have four more months of speculation before the real deal is here.