Samsung Galaxy S6 – Anticipated Hardware, Software, Memory and Battery
With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 in April 2015, the manufacturer has assured its fans of quite a few promising changes in this smartphone.
This smartphone will be released along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and both smartphones are expected to share many common features. A rather expensive device, this most recent smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S series uses a nano-SIM. There is also talk about this mobile handset being made available in five colors. Samsung lovers can choose their smartphone from white pearl, green emerald, black sapphire, blue topazand gold platinum. Listed below are some good to know configuration details of this much awaited smartphone.
Hardware and Software
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will come equipped with an octa-core Exynos 7420 chipset and two quad-core 14 nm Cortex processors clocking at 1.5GHz and 2.1GHz. In addition, the smartphone is also reported to feature a Mali-T760 graphics processor.
Regarding the operating system used, the Galaxy S6 is expected to be loaded with Android OS v5.0.2. In other words, the handset functions on the very latest Lollipop. Additionally, like the earlier handsets in this series, this smartphone will be powered by the TouchWiz UI.This TouchWiz UI has undergone enhancements to make it less cumbersome when compared to prior versions. It is also speculated to support the HTML 5 browser and Java language through a Java MIDP emulator. New applications like Samsung Pay and Knox that offer payment and security services respectively will find their place in the handset. The existing Pro camera application is also said to have been redesigned to offer various manual control settings.
A new feature that promises to be interesting is the multi-window mode, which allows for split-screen making it possible for you to open two applications at a time. While this concept by itself is not new, it is the ‘Recent tray’ aspect that is new. Instead of toggling between the apps or selecting your app from a pop-up menu, you can always choose it from the ‘Recent tray’.
The internal RAM is speculated to be a pretty decent 3GB in the Samsung Galaxy S6. There are three options of ROM storage that comprise 16/32/64GB. It is worth noting that this is the only storage that will be available. Samsung is reported to have done away with the option of increasing the memory available on the smartphone using memory cards. Hence, there is going to be no provision for a memory card slot. However the company claims that by doing this, the smartphone is sure to render better write speeds and performance.
By removing the memory card option, Samsung has decided to do away the feature to remove the battery in its handset by users. The smartphone will house a non-removable Li-Ion 2,550 mAh battery. Interestingly, this battery will support wireless and fast charging facilities. While wireless charging can help when you are on the move, the quick charging facility is anticipated to permit you to use your handset for four hours with a charging time of 10 minutes. When the phone is charged non-stop for 80 minutes, your smartphone will be on full charge.