A new report has poured in today, confirming that Samsung is designing the Galaxy S6 from the ground up, and the device will be more than just another beefed up Galaxy S5. This ‘back-to-the-drawing board’ strategy, termed Project Zero, seems to have taken effect after what can be termed as a very dismal market response for the Galaxy S5.
The S5 may have been a successor to the S4, but it really didn’t have that new generation device vibe to it that the popular S3 and S4 devices enjoyed, and the S5 ended up being regarded as a beefed up version of its predecessor. Keeping this in mind, and given the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales sky-rocket like crazy when compared to Samsung’s – even outside of the U.S. – Project Zero is all the focus right now as the Korean electronics giant attempts to make its sixth-generation of Galaxy S smartphone stand out from the rest of the pack.
We already know that the S6 will be graced with a metal casing, embodying characteristics akin to the Galaxy Alpha – Samsung’s first premium built phone by a long shot. Given the increasing popularity of metal phones, this move seems like a logical progression where style is becoming an increasingly important factor when considering which phone to buy – well unless you’re iOS biased.
Here’s an interesting bit; according to SamMobile, reports have surfaced of not just the metal bodied design for the S6, but there are news of Samsung purportedly developing a variant of the device called the ‘Galaxy S6 Edge’. However that is where the story ends for us to feed on as there are no details to go with, but if the Edge moniker is anything to go by, we should be seeing a curved glass display bending to one side of the phone, akin to the Galaxy Note Edge. These curve-edged displays are yet to be tried for their utility as the function remains questionable, but this feature could be a gold mine for Android developers in the longer run.
We still have to wait on official details from Samsung, but the company is keeping the covers tight on this project which is rumored to sport a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, a 64-bit Exynos 7420 / Snapdragon 810 processor, and a possible 16MP or 20MP rear shooter. I for one really hope Samsung doesn’t pull a 4K display on the S6 and keep the screen size below or closer to the 5-inch mark.
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