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Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) caught at Zauba, imported in India for R&D purposes

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Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) caught at Zauba, imported in India for R&D purposes
2015 is just around the corner, and the probability to stumble upon a leak or a rumor of some of the more anticipated smartphones to land next year grows by the day. One of these devices is the Samsung Galaxy S6, also known as Samsung's Project Zero, a device that might reportedly get announced at CES 2015. 

We already know that the handset will probably roll under the SM-G920F model number, which will reportedly be the European variation of the handset. That being said, Samsung has sent a SM-G920F to India for research and development purposes (the South Korea giant sends a large number of its handsets in development there). The device got caught at Zauba, an import/export tracking website. If the SM-G920F turns out to be the real deal, odds are that Samsung might surprise us pleasantly very, very soon.

Unfortunately, the Zauba listing reveals close to nothing about the purported Galaxy S6 that has landed in arrived in India. The SM-G920F is valued at INR18,938, which translates to $300 - we highly doubt that Samsung's flagship will flaunt such a price tag, it will probably cost twice as much initially. Then again, the prices listed at Zauba do not represent the real price of the to-be-launched device.

As far as the specs of the Galaxy S6 are concerned, we know nothing for sure. It's said to come with a Snapdragon 810 chipset (or Samsung's next Exynos in select versions), 3GB of RAM, and a Quad HD display of unknown size. Design-wise, we heard that Samsung will be designing the phone from the ground and will probably use aluminum or other metal alloy as a build material. Odds are that we might get treated to a dual-Edge display version of the phone.

The Zauba entry in question

The Zauba entry in question



source: Zauba via GalaxyClub.nl

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posted on 19 Dec 2014, 03:50 6

1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 897; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Unleash the beast Samsung!!!!!
And also the mini version should have at least SD808.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:37 3

5. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


In your dreams. As you know well mini versions for samsung are the ones that it makes most of money. They count on fooling non tech people on buying S5 mini thinking they are buying the same specced phone but in smaller size. Thus making a huge margin since they price them just 150$ shy of an S5.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:57 2

9. DroidMystic (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


Do worry people start understanding the Game now. As Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo are coming up with better phones than the mini version for better prices, people start going out of Samsung world.

In Africa for example some of the country and for the majority of people, they didn't know Android OS but was thinking Samsung is Android. But this days they are understanding the difference between them.

At the bottom Samsung will not get the same glory they have before even in India people Choose to go for Moto X, Moto G or Moto E because the are quality phones but cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy series and Xiaomi just kill Samsung market share in India and China.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:00

17. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


and thats the reason they should keep it no bigger then 5.2 or do what everyone else does 2 of them 5.5 and a 5 inch screen. as long as it has a 64 bit cpu 810 at least because the reason the gs3 my phone took off is because the usa version had 2 gb ram and the rest of the world got 1 gb it kind of future proofed it, i run stock kitkat from sprint on mine and its perfectly fine and linked with my gear live that has 5.0 as long as they heavy spec the phone and market it the right way like the gs3 was then all the people with gs3 units and gs4 units will upgrade to it. samsung needs to understand android people dont fall for tricks like apple fans buying a s version with a small change not noticeable we require hardware and software.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:50

7. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


I just hope they price it right and it would be the best handset money can buy!!

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 08:04

23. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 469; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


I might also get the mini version but considering S6.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 03:54 6

2. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


I hope they keep removable battery and microsd slot.

Aluminum is not necessary. Actually it has no advantage but lots of disadvantages.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:38

6. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1371; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Ye and thats why they are falling really hard from the aluminium beats from China.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:55 2

8. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


That's because everybody thinks aluminium is a "premium" material. But actually it's not.

Plastic is "High-Tech" material that fits for almost every situations. It's light, thin and flexible.

On the other hand aluminium unibody chasis has nothing good. Most of the time phones with aluminium chasis have no microsd slot and removable battery. They're thicker,heavier and not ergonomic. And I'm not sure but metal chasis interferes the GSM signals. (I guess that's why SAR values are higher.)

And another fact is aluminium is not "premium". Because it's cheap also. If it would be a premium material people wouldn't use it with tin cans.

I think people should stop thinking that Aluminium is somekind of Adamantium.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:05

10. DroidMystic (Posts: 83; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


So for you plastic is premium material right? You are more clever than those people that makes phone and choose Aluminum, wood, metal over the plastic. Samsung have some kind of fans. That very funny.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:27

12. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


I said it's "functional" material and it is.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:13

19. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


when plastic came out everything started and is still switching to it because aluminum is not a true metal, it warps in heat and cant be put back it snaps and bends but does not recoil or bounce without damage as a poly plastic mix would, aluminum is slippy in the hand ask all the m8 owners the only reason the iphones felt premium is because they are small, a small metal ball in your hand feels stronger then that same metal ball flattened to a sheet. droidmystic if you don't know anything about the properties of metal vs plastic mixtures please hold your comments for the 4 year old's to get on.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 06:21 1

15. amats69 (Posts: 1376; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


the problem is.SAMSUNG really dont know how to deal with "plastics" on designing their phones.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:17 1

21. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Note4 and note edge look cool

posted on 24 Dec 2014, 02:25

25. tylerb117 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Dec 2014)


Sorry bud but aluminum can's are not made of tin they are two different elements. Go back and get you GED before you try and comment thank you sir and have a fantastic day you educated human being.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:06 1

18. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


well they release 2 variants 5.5 aluminum and 5.2 or 5 inch carbon/poly mix or liquid metal should be ready by now.its had 2 years for product final tests.
i think if you have the two sizes above that's not so much of a change that some people will get one or the other, replaceable back and battery on the non-metal unit and then samsung can see what sells better without taking a huge risk or they just read all the articles about the gs6 and see what tech people are saying because we know more then the so called customers that told them what the gs5 should be.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:13

3. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


these are only rumors since the year 2012 so ntng will be new in upcoming galaxy s6 except sm minor changes in design or may be they use note series design, actually their designer team sucks...

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:30

4. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


I think design is good.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:12

11. Noah112 (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Per unit 18938 INR only, How could be S6.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 06:11

14. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


its not the retail price

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:14

20. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3260; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


if anything it would be a price of parts value, like when they do a tear down and tell you the parts value total. and 300 is about right if its all new most of the time is 225 to 260

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:29

13. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


well i will most probably buy it, suits me, but one thing that let's me wait for the Note 5 instead.
it is the RAM. i read before that to unleash the full power of a 64-bit device, you need also 4 GB RAM at least. So i have two questions now:
1- Is this info true at first??!! :P
2- does it really deserve the waiting? i mean, is there much difference between 3 GB RAM and 4 GB RAM (which i doubt that i will use it)? will i need that extra 1 GB RAM ?

those are the main quests for me
other than that, i will get the snapdragon version of S6 (after seeing the reviews as i am worried about the issues with the SD810)

IMO, the only limiting factor is the RAM. CPU clocks, GPU clocks and thresholds, battery life and UI can be tweaked once you root the device and find a good ROM that fits your likings and a highly optimized kernel with capability to overclock/undervolt CPU and GPU.
even if you want a much more battery life after doing so, then go ahead for power cases or extended batteries (which will not remain available if the device is to lack the removable-battery feature) But RAM can not be touched! yes some may say, what about zRAM and vnswap ?? But nothing is faster than the built in RAM Memory!
So, if the difference does not deserve such long wait, then i will get the SD version of the galaxy S6 :)

please, if you do not care about that long paragraph, give me answers to my question if possible!

Thanks :D

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:20

22. j2001m (Posts: 2789; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


3gb of ram is ok for phones with 64bit, 4gb is a pc only thing

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 14:08

24. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


so you see that the wait for the note 5 is not that much deserved ?
well i will get the S6 then :)
thanks :D

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 06:26 1

16. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


I will buy sammy again if the price is right. No overpricing for f* sake

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