Take a look at how its predecessors looked like right below.
other big disappointment was the screen. The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED panel - despite being praised by Samsung loyalists - has one big shortcoming - its green tint that throws it off in terms of color accuracy, making it look unnatural.The recent advancements in the land of Samsung AMOLED displays that the company showed with Galaxy Note 4 make one thing clear: it can do a good-looking display, if it wants, so we have high hopes that the S6 will finally have a well-calibrated display. As to the size? We do expect it to be slightly larger, going from 5.1” to not more than 5.5”.The road towards higher-resolution screens has been a one-way street, and despite the little perceived difference of going from 1080p to Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) displays, the Galaxy S6 is said to make that jump.
Samsung TouchWiz custom user interface on top of Android has been the source of controversy for many years. It’s an extremely feature-rich skin, but it has consistently fallen behind in terms of speed, and despite Samsung flagships boasting state-of-the-art processors, they still stutter and lag in certain moments.Nonetheless, it will be extremely difficult for Samsung to turn this around so quickly, and while we do expect a small step towards simplicity and speed in the Galaxy S6 TouchWiz version, it will likely take more time until we can enjoy a truly sleek-running version of the skin.
The S6 is expected to arrive in two versions for different markets: the United States and other Western markets are said to get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-powered model,while other territories should get the Samsung Exynos 7420-based version.
Qualcomm has a reputation for making its own, custom CPU cores, but it has also been caught off-guard with Apple’s 64-bit announcement, and in order to fit into a more aggressive timeline, the Snapdragon 810 no longer ships with a custom Qualcomm core - instead it uses an ARM-based setup: four Cortex A53 cores and four Cortex A57 cores.In fact, this makes the Snapdragon 810 version of the Galaxy S6 very similar to the Exynos 7420 model, which also comes with four Cortex A53 cores and four Cortex A57. Both are also expected to feature 3GB of RAM.
megapixel camera. Samsung’s decision to go with such a large resolution came with the downside of smaller individual pixels, and this is said to be one of the major reasons behind the less than inspiring low-light performance of the S5 main shooter.The company has improved its technology, though, and in the Note 4 we are seeing a much better performing 16-megapixel camera. Since the Galaxy S6 is not a finished design yet, internal discussions are still going on to decide whether to use a 16-megapixel or 20-megapixel sensor.Chances, however, are that after a seemingly not very successful run with its own Samsung sensor in the S5, the S6 could feature a sensor like the Sony IMX240 (often said to be in the Note 4), with optical image stabilization (OIS).Another interesting upgrade on the camera end is a 5-megapixel front camera said to arrive on the S6.
microSD cards of up to 128 gigs.
Finally, knowing all this about the Samsung Galaxy S6, you might be wondering: when can I get it? Given the history of Samsung announcements, we’d bet on an Unpacked 2015 event for the Galaxy S6 at MWC 2015, or shortly after. The release date of the Galaxy S6 will likely be around a month after the official announcement, so it should arrive in retail stores around the end of March-early April 2015.So far, we have seen the following codenames leak out, and they do reveal a lot about the S6’s carrier availability (yes, it will naturally be on all four major U.S. carriers, and many more).Samsung Galaxy S6 codenames:
- Zero-F US - VERIZON SM-G920V_NA_VZW
- Zero US - AT&T SM-G925A_NA_ATT
- Zero EUR - OPEN SM-G925F_EUR_XX
- Zero-F CA (Canada) - BELL MOBILITY SM-G920W8_NA_BMC
- Zero-F US - SPRINT PCS SM-G920P_NA_SPR
- Zero CA - BELL MOBILITY SM-G925W8_NA_BMC
- Zero US - VERIZON SM-G925V_NA_VZW
- Zero-F - EUR OPEN SM-G920F_EUR_XX
- Zero US - T-MOBILE (US) SM-G925T_NA_TMB
- Zero US - SPRINT PCS SM-G925P_NA_SPR
- Zero US - US CELLULAR SM-G925R4_NA_USC
- Zero-F US - AT&T SM-G920A_NA_ATT
- Zero-F US - US CELLULAR SM-G920R4_NA_USC
- Zero-F US - T-MOBILE (US) SM-G920T_NA_TMB