Another day, another new rumour about an up and coming smartphone, and this time it is the Samsung Galaxy S6 whose ears will be burning (if smartphones had ears, that is).
So, first things first, when will we be seeing the newest addition to the Samsung Galaxy family? Well, it’s looking very unlikely that you will find it under your Christmas tree this year as the Samsung Galaxy S6 is probably going to be released early next year, perhaps around March and April, or even February if we are lucky.
Cost-wise, while nothing has been confirmed, the fact that it is one of Samsung’s flagship phones, means that it is unlikely to be cheap and certainly not more so than its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S5. This was sold at £579 when it launched, so there is always the chance that we'll be seeing the new handset come in at around £600.
However, knowing Samsung, the latest device will no doubt be worth its weight in gold and if the rumoured specs are anything to go buy, we will be putting in our orders as soon as possible! It is more than likely that the Galaxy S6 will have a 64-bit processor, given that the Android Lollipop is now here with 64-bit support.
While it hasn’t been confirmed which actual processor will be used for the device, Samsung has traditionally gone for a Snapdragon variant. As both the Snapdragon 808 and Snapdragon 810 are expected to be used within devices from the beginning of 2015, chances are that the Galaxy S6 will opt for one of these.
Memory-wise, we are none the wiser, but given that 64-bit processors are best used with more than 4GB, we would be mistaken for expecting to see this on the new handset. However given that the Galaxy S5 only has 2GB of RAM, it’s unlikely that the Galaxy S6 will step too far away from it, perhaps 4GB is a more likely figure.
When it comes to the design of the Galaxy S6, we will go by what we saw with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and guess that there is the chance that it could come with a metal frame, taking on a premium design. It is also hoped that it will follow suit and be somewhat thinner than the Galaxy S5, given that the Galaxy Alpha was 6.7mm thick.
It’s very likely that the Super AMOLED screens will be making a return with the Galaxy S6 and with Samsung revealing that the Galaxy Note 4 will be getting a resolution of 2560 x 1440, so we believe that it will be at the very least this high for the Galaxy S6, if not more.
Following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S5, it has been suggested that the Galaxy S6 will also feature a curved, flexible display, although it must be remembered that this is again just a rumour and we won’t actually know until Samsung officially announces the handset.
Camera-wise there have been very few rumours about the Galaxy S6 but we may be looking at a 20MP camera. If this is the case then it is definitely an improvement on the Galaxy S5’s offering of 16MP meaning that we can expect to be taking even better snaps come next year.