The time has almost come for Samsung to unveil its latest flagship smartphone, so what else can we expect than for the rumour mill to once again switch on and start running as fast as it can with whisperings and pieces of information?
While the South Korean company may not have had the easiest run so far over the past year, it is looking like the highly anticipated Galaxy S6 may make 2015 the year of Samsung.
When will we see it and for how much?
Those who have been eagerly awaiting news of Samsung’s latest venture are in luck as it has been suggested that the Galaxy S6 will be released a little earlier than expected. According to Korea’s ETNews, the device may be with us this March. However, whether or not this is true remains to be seen, as we all know too well that rumours should all be taken with a pinch of salt.
Cost-wise, it is unlikely that the Galaxy S6 will be any cheaper than its predecessor, the Galaxy S5 and the fact that it is a flagship device only further adds to the fact that it probably won’t be the cheapest smartphone to go on sale this year. Get saving now as it will possibly cost around the £579 mark, maybe a little higher as this was how much the Galaxy S5 went for SIM free.
What will it look like?
We think it is going to be likely that Samsung will continue with the curved screen fashion which was very popular on its Galaxy Note Edge. In fact, there have been suggestions already that hint we may be seeing two curved edges.
The chances are that it will also follow in the footsteps of the Galaxy Alpha, which featured a metal frame, giving it more of a premium feel.
When it comes to the screen, we imagine that Samsung will keep its AMOLED offerings and chances are that the resolution will be somewhat improved. Seeing as the Galaxy Note 4 comes in at 2560 x 1440, we expect that the Galaxy S6’s resolution will be at least this high.
What will the camera be like?
The camera is where the rumour mill has really stepped up a gear as it seems that the camera will be the Galaxy S6’s main unique selling point.
According to ETNews, Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics subsidiary (SEM), which makes the company’s camera modules, is working on a 20-megapixel optical image stabilisation-equipped camera for the Galaxy S6.
This snapper will be on the back of the device and include optical image stabilisation. On the front, selfie lovers will be excited to hear that there may well just be a five-megapixel camera with real-time HDR.
While we haven’t seen this on a Samsung camera before, should this rumour turn out to be true, it will most likely make the Galaxy S6 a popular handset to look out for.
Other rumours that have surfaced include the suggestion that there will in fact be two variants of the device released, similarly to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as the chance that Samsung may try to compete with Apple Pay should it continue using fingerprint reading technology.