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More alleged details around the Samsung Galaxy S6 ("Project Zero") revealed, including the processor, display and model numbers

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Fan-made Galaxy S6 concept render

Fan-made Galaxy S6 concept render


While the latest flagship devices from Samsung were very well received on the whole, it's becoming quite obvious that the company's financial position is not as strong as in the past. According to the latest IDC numbers, Samsung shipments dropped 8.2% in Q3 2014 (compared with the same period in 2013), all the while the rest of the Top 5 increased theirs. Supposedly in a move to combat this decline, Samsung will be designing its next big thing, the Galaxy S6, from the ground up – a project that we're told is internally referred to as Project Zero.

With less than half a year left until March (the time Samsung usually releases its S-line refresh), we're already slowly transitioning into the Galaxy S6 rumor phase, and a new report is seeking to jump-start it. Citing alleged insider sources, the folks behind SamMobile claim to have gotten their hands on more concrete details around the S6. 

The Exynos 7420 also offers support for face/eye recognition. Could the Galaxy S6 end up with a feature that makes use of it?

The Exynos 7420 also offers support for face/eye recognition. Could the Galaxy S6 end up with a feature that makes use of it?

For starters, we're told to expect yet another two-model release, with certain regions getting an S6 with a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 inside, while the rest will get to enjoy a version with Samsung's own Exynos 7420 octa-core processor (previously known as the Exynos 5433). This latter chip is built on a 20nm HKMG process and is expected to offer 64-bit computing. While the exact size of the display remains unknown, we're also told to expect a Quad HD panel (1440 x 2560 pixels) and either a 16MP or 21MP Sony Exmor RS IMX240 sensor on the back with optical stabilization (likely the same unit found on the Note 4). At the front, we'll be apparently looking at a 5MP selfie-snapper, in line with the units found in the new Galaxy A line devices. The S6 will also apparently offer three storage options: 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

Other supposed specifics include a new LTE modem built in house (Exynos Modem 333), which could replace the Intel silicon already found on the latest Exynos silicon, along with a Broadcom BCM4773 module, which carries out calculations related to the work of the GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other sensors on a single chip, minimizing battery drain the process. Lastly, we were also given a list of the various regional model numbers of the Galaxy S6 – you can check it out right below.

• 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

source: SamMobile, IDC

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posted on 04 Nov 2014, 09:54 52

1. Birds (Posts: 1154; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I got faith in it but touchwiz is still ugly as hell.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 09:58 11

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4813; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yes it should be an awesome phone, for sure!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:13 15

12. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Yup.
They always make good phones, which is why people like to pick on em. Though I do wish they'd put TW on a diet.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:17 34

15. Commentator (Posts: 3669; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Wow, remix, gratz on your 14000th post!

...

Now get a life!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:07 2

26. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


or he is just really a fan of smartphones, computers, technology etc. than commenting on posts like 9gag youtube, or whatever.. :)

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:35 5

28. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2071; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


14,000 posts? Boy are you the jobless troll I thought aftershock is!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:56 7

31. T.Law (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 May 2014)


He's been here since 2008. Get a life, brovski!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 18:31 1

56. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


ESL?
Must be.

I've worked longer then you have been alive lol.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 23:46 3

64. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


LOLOL

Dude, I've been around this site pretty much as long as its been around.

Troll? Hardly. I used to work in the industry and thus had a lot of conversations here. Hell, I've contributed to the site multiple times and have written articles for other sites. I'm not on nearly as much as I used to and even took nearly a year off from the site.

Any other questions?

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:47 1

30. frederick333123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


yea they make good fones thts y their q3 earning show 75 % profit drop... :P

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 13:30 2

41. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


did you really just say phones with a f hahahahaha stupid its not 75% drop other companies in china are selling phones copied from apple and samsung and selling them for half the price

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 03:41

65. frederick333123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


boy you knowledge is not updated.....they announced nearly 75% drop in thier profit n also drop in their shippments because of this they started new project to get back their sales... PROJECT ZERO..n that says it all...

engineer with fone...just get a good Fone... :D

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:29 7

19. neonix (Posts: 64; Member since: 04 Aug 2014)


I think they did a good job on the S5. It looks miles better than any previous TW version.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:49 3

21. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1717; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


and thats why God invented Root and custom roms

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 16:59

53. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Dude don't discredit the people who actually did create it.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:00

24. surethom (Posts: 612; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Yes Samsung need o Skin Much less as Lollipop is so good looking & this will also help samsung with faster updates.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 20:27 2

58. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8958; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


yet a recent article on phonearea, most people chose TW over other UI's...Hmmmm!

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 10:31 2

67. bluelemonzz (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


people just like to hate on touch wiz. It works quite well. I'm currently using CM on the HTC One and miss the touchwiz interface and extra options which came with is

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 12:44

68. justrt (Posts: 376; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


and slow

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 09:56 6

2. ryq24 (Posts: 698; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


A 5.5" screen with small bezel would be nice with tap to wake feature. I am using S4 and decided to Skip the S5 so I can't wait what Samsung has to offer for S6!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:13 16

9. dc123 (Posts: 20; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


you practically described the Lg G3 lol

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:45 2

20. j_scorp (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Oct 2013)


Exactly the LG G3

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:13 6

13. magnanimus (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Say no to bigger screens. 5.2 with minimal bezels will do really. They have the note series for bigger screens. If its bigger than 5.2 then I'll stick to my Moto X until a phone that doesn't think bigger=better comes out.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:06 2

25. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


You'll be holding on to that Moto X for a long time buddy.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:40 2

29. Dxyuyu (unregistered)


Exactly my thought
I'd want someone Same as Galaxy S4's size or smaller

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:59 2

33. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 523; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


I agree. I bought the s5 but found it was over my threshold for size so went back to s4.

Sony has the right idea with the z3 compact

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 13:31 1

42. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3272; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


am using gs3 skipped gs5 hoping for gs6 or nexus 6

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:43 2

49. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I doubt the screen would be 5.5" since that would only be 0.2" less than the Note 4...

posted on 05 Nov 2014, 12:46

69. justrt (Posts: 376; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


Shouldn't be any bigger than 5.2"

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 09:58 2

4. Sauce2 (banned) (Posts: 199; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


That's a beautiful phone. Too bad it's only concept.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:10 2

8. xplayer57 (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Yep! Sure its a beautiful phone concept but if it were reality then it would have been real pain to carry in right hand as there is no frame!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 09:59 1

5. Youraveragejoe (Posts: 119; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


they just need to lower their prices by a 100$ across the board! problem solved!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:02 1

6. greenelektron (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


More than the hardware, sammy should also improve its industrial design department. This is where apple is very good. Btw, i am a nexus5 and ip5 owner and an ex sammy fan.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:06 1

7. adecvat (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Nothing special

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:13

10. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


WELCOME TO THE PLASTC PHONE AGAIN LOOOOOOL

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:20 8

16. MobileGuru (Posts: 82; Member since: 18 Jan 2014)


Seeing the galaxy note 4 i would say that gs6 will have at least metal bands around, if not more metal.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:13

11. walkman800 (Posts: 113; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)


So really, what's new, then? Where can we see that they started back from the ground up?
Everything listed here has already been seen (except for S810, but it's quite obvious that this processor will be standard for 1H2014)

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:16

14. SIGPRO (Posts: 1385; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Honestly i am getting Android/ios sick, we need a new OS! WP is good and on it's way.
But i hope that Nokia can revive Symbian or Meego!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:27

18. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


If you're sick of phones simply because of the thought of an OS, you don't need one. Smartphones are 'smart' because they are what you want them to be, people are still using Windows 2 decades later for a reason.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:21 1

17. amats69 (Posts: 1388; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


So what happened to Samsung's Design 3.0?they've promise a big changes on their phone design with that..

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:51

22. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I really hope they would make ditch offscreen buttons and refresh the design....i wish....

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:59 1

23. surethom (Posts: 612; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Finally no low 16gb option as with most retailers this is the only version available.. Please be 5.2" screen & no bigger.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:22 4

27. geordie8t1 (unregistered)


ok so im my mind samsung need a totally new design, i like the note 4 design but they need to move away from that, and a nice refresh.
Specs wise i would like the following.

QHD 4.8" & 5.5" display versions. with gorilla glass v4
processor is SD810
Ram is 4gb
graphics is Adreno 430.
Storage is 64/128gb versions with micro sd support upto 128gb.
camera is 21mp sony sensor, modified with laser focus tracking. and better sized pixels for use with low light along with RAW support.
front camera is 5mp with a F1.8 apature.
Battery is a 4000mAh with samsung fast charge, removable battery as well specifically because of fast charging. built in wireless charging from the go not with a case or extra pads,
radios include LTE-A, bluetooth 4.1, Wifi is AC, NFC, and the usual connectivity options. as well as an actual digital radio antenna, simple feature removed by samsung years back along with radio broadcast for use in car.
usb 3.1 reversable port with cover....sometimes you just need to transfer with a cable! and also allow for rapid charging. minimum 75% in 30 mins.
build wise i like the htc m8 design but be careful not to look to similar, metal body and frame and curved glass display.
Waterproofing to 3m.

These specs i think would help sammy either stay ahead of the curve or at least not get left behind a lot of the above specs are finding their way into phones as it is but not all at once.
and the price has to remain competative i would happily for out £600 for this over £600 for the s5 when it came out....designs from s3 to s5 have been 2 similar in my view.
also change the name not galaxy s6 how about refreshing it or starting again with a new brand label, maybe dropping the S moniker or something, how about Galaxy One Prime?

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 12:00 2

34. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


i think your still sleeping,ill wake you up when your done DREAMING.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 12:16 2

37. Supraman21 (Posts: 314; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Why? Everything he said is really reasonable.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:42 2

47. UglyFrank (Posts: 1606; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


4000mAh battery to 75% in 30mins is not reasonable
64GB base model is not reasonable
21mp camera with bigger pixels is not reasonable

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 11:58 1

32. Ziggy (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


Is that Tizen I smell?

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 12:09

36. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


nah, tizen is for lower-end-ish Samsung devices, and probably smartwatches.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 12:04 2

35. foreverjin08 (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


They need to dump all the garbage galaxy phones and rebuild the model.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 13:07

38. trqster (Posts: 96; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Samsung really needs a circa 5.5" S5 to properly battle the iPhone 6/6+ - only cpu specs and lots of gimmicks bloatware won't cut it. Then soon after, the OnePlus Two will come out with basically the same specs at less than half the price and I'll get one to replace my 1+1. :)

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 13:34

43. roldefol (Posts: 4108; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


You might be onto something - if Samsung can cram a 5.3-5.5" screen into something closer in size to the iPhone 6, they regain the size advantage they clinched in 2012. (Yes, I realize I just described the G3.)

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 13:08

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Main memory should be 64GB-128GB. at least Samsung adding more storage

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 13:24 1

40. dome888 (Posts: 73; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


beautiful hardware with touchwiz, thanks but no thanks

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:05

44. zacsaturday (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 May 2014)


Not two sided display, just little to no bezels and i would get it.

Front speakers
80% screen to body ratio.
On screen buttons (ESPECIALLY if two sided, so left handers can use it as well (like me))

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:43 1

48. UglyFrank (Posts: 1606; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


You are asking for 80% screen to body and front speakers? You are living in a fantasy world

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:05

45. Loubielou (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Samsung are creating Curve tvs now,so Why?can"t the Galaxy S6 be the First Curve Metal Bodies Smartphone,Samsung also need to Bring back the F.M Radio back to there phones,or be the First to offer the Dab Radio on the Galaxy S6,as they really need something that the others do not offer to Attract buyers back to there phones

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 14:34

46. xtroid2k (Posts: 515; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)


Sammy needs to work on the sound system and UI. other then that they make solid phones. I hope they really are rethinking design and not hyping me up for disappointment

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 15:00

50. phljcnth (Posts: 483; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I hope they could employ a fingerprint scanner that takes sideways registration. Damn, the current one is often painful to use. Also a way way better software optimization please. I would not accept any lag criticism if it is running on Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420. I have high hopes for the Galaxy S6.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 15:11

51. shahrooz (Posts: 718; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


About time!

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 15:13

52. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


if samsung offers something new in terms of UI, I guess that would be a win for them.

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