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Samsung Galaxy S6 to be redesigned from scratch under the codename Project Zero

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to be redesigned from scratch under the codename Project Zero
Every year, there is a new Samsung Galaxy S smartphone; and, if Samsung stays on schedule the next iteration of Samsung's flagship should be released less than 6 months from now, in March. A new rumor is saying that Samsung isn't going to be simply evolving the line as it has been, but completely redesigning the Galaxy S6 from scratch under the codename Project Zero. The codename alone seems to indicate something big is happening, because Samsung usually opts for simply letter codenames, like Project K (Galaxy S5) and Project T (Galaxy Note 4).

According to sources for SamMobile, Samsung is only in the early stages of development for the Galaxy S6, which sounds odd when you combine it with the idea that Samsung is supposedly redesigning the device from scratch. A complete redesign seems like something that should be nearing completion or in the refinement stage if the device is going to be starting mass production in time for a March release. Mass production should be ramping up in January, which isn't giving Samsung's design team much time. 

Given the timing of this, it could mean one of three things: 1) the report is wrong, and the redesign is much farther along than is thought; 2) Samsung won't be releasing the Galaxy S6 in March as it usually would; or 3) Project Zero is the Samsung Galaxy S7, not the S6. We'll keep an eye on the news and see if we can sort out any more details. 

source: SamMobile

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posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:46 6

1. S.A.R.H (Posts: 7; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)


i dont like galaxy s5
but i think s6 will better than s5

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:49 40

3. murron (Posts: 160; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Really? You think the newest one will be better? hahha sorry

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:59 4

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


I'm can see that Samsung was so affected by the bad results of Q3 and Los a lot of customers that they wanna restart from zero but they will not have me even if they decide to stop with Touchwiz UI. Samsung price are horrible compared to the other with best experience like the Xiaomi, the most popular mid-range Moto G and even the Moto E.

They can even say project - zero, I don't care.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:28 18

24. skymitch89 (Posts: 1291; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Samsung's prices for their high-end "flagship" devices are not much different than what Apple, HTC, LG, and even Motorola charge.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 04:42 1

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


Why are you lying? We have a simple example. The Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 805, 3Gb ram, 3220mAh battery, 16 MP cost $800 and the Nexus 6 with Snapdragon 805, 3Gb ram, 13MP, 3220mAh battery, waterproof, Lollipop but cost $650. Let not talk about the Droid Turbo.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 09:21

81. Dranzer10 (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


what about the awesome functionality of the stylus? Stylus takes the note 4 to a whole new level.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:55 22

28. ChrisK_5434 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


Nobody is forcing you to buy it. Enjoy your Xiaomi!

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 22:48

62. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Sure, he will.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 04:46 1

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


That was an example and for sure I will buy other than rubbish of Samsung for better price. Nexus 6 Lollipop will just make my dial for just $650

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 01:46 3

69. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


xiaomiwimo? you compare SAMSUNG to xiaowawimimo? well, yes cheapos like you buy it.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:50 4

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


newer isn't always better - this is subjective of course. but I still prefer my S4 over my S5 and I also prefered my S2 over my S3.

Anyway Samsung has kinda gotten stale - think it's time to move on to something else, Sony is looking pretty good right now...

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 10:40

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


The Xperia phones are so underrated. I would be using a Z2 or a Z3 at the moment if my OnePlus One didn't have the upper hand in physical capacitive buttons and official Cyanogenmod support (and price). Of course, the Z2/Z3 have full waterproofing, are gorgeously designed, and a microSD slot. Also, magnetic charger port is a pretty great and unique feature.

I wish the OPO and Z3 had a baby with all the features of both. That'd be my dream phone.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 22:47 1

61. mmmanuuu (Posts: 400; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)


Every year Sammy comes forward saying they are gonna redesign the whole thing and then when they release the phone it will all be the same. I dont think it will be any different in case of S6 or S7.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 12:52

83. osamahija (Posts: 5; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


just wait for it and see the surprise
TRUST ME murron

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:56 6

6. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


"You think the newest one will be better"?

No, the newest one will be great hahaha sorry. TW is also going to be great being on Lollipop :)

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:34 1

26. murron (Posts: 160; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Yes, it will be great! It will be like the note 4 only cheaper and smaller and better looking and and and... :D

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:57 8

10. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Project Zero could be Zero bezels S6 :p

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 22:54 3

64. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Well, I am hoping for:

-- zero gimmicks
-- zero lag
-- zero knox
-- zero lockdown
-- zero bloatware

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 04:00 2

76. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 327; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


With a Samsung phone? Lol, don't hold your breath..

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:39 3

37. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Most likely it will be better as they more more and more for a modern design language and I'm sure given the recent struggles of Samsung they will want to make a splash so look for a beautiful hardware to rival anything thats currently on the market. As far as software goes I think the biggest change will be Samsung will be going for a Tiled based homescreen interface pretty much like what HTC has done with Blinkfeed,( ill be quite surprised if they don't as part of their comeback plan) started by Windows Phone Live Tiles eventually I think all smartphone will be rid of Skeuomorphic dead Icons homescreens and more to fully modern content filled animated interfaces.

Look at Sony line they even have the small Tiles Flipping over like WP.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 19:47 2

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


haha

Do you type that out each time you post or copy an paste?

Just wondering if MS pays enough to do one versus the other?

Reminds me of how a fly eats.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 20:17

52. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Each time, what are you implying? You didn't make yourself clear I made different points, I'm a fan of technology, I love/hate different parts of MS I wish I was getting paid that would be sweet for my opinion.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 23:27

65. AJagtiani (Posts: 466; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


And you remind me of the little poop the fly makes after eating.

posted on 04 Nov 2014, 02:43

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


LMAO! You mean those boring tiles that no one likes? Nah..

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:49 18

2. Tziggy14 (Posts: 442; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)


More stock android and less touchwiz, and speedy updates too. That's all we want Samsung.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:24 3

21. _Bone_ (Posts: 2154; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


The core of the Galaxy series is still good, just look at the possibilities and speed of the Note 4. However, ever since the Note 2 the S series seemed like "oh we have that line-up too ehh", nothing truly innovative. S-Pen, Air View, Multi-Screen, OIS, metal frame, 2,5D Glass, 3000mAh+ battery, halfway-Lollipop UI (card-like multitasking), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB storage, 64 bit SoC all debuted with the Note series, yet Samsung was reluctant to treat that as the True Flagship and push it's marketing to S-series levels, why, I don't know.

Samsung needs to clean up both TouchWiz and the design language, the Moto X / M8 curves are the future, strong metal body with nanocoating and stereo speakers. Be bold and kick off with 4 gigs of RAM, a single true 64-bit 14nm SoC (Exynos 7 Octa), 64 gigs of in-built storage, Oppo-like gestures, wireless charging working in 2-meter range of power supply and two sizes, 4,9" and 5.4" with little to no bezel on top and at the sides, bottom bezel should stick. Put LED flash and a proper 8MP shooter at front, laser auto-focus, xenon flash at the back, OIS with larger sensor and smaller pixel count with full manual camera controls and shutter button, 1020-quality microphones, stronger audio output and throw a Gear smartwatch in for free, in different sizes to choose from. That's the kind of attention that needs to be done, otherwise they are doing a lot of things right, yet less and less seem to care.

It all starts at the design of HW and SW.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:59 2

29. ChrisK_5434 (Posts: 22; Member since: 24 Oct 2014)


If they have all these features with the regular 700$ price tag they will probably go bankrupt!

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 18:31

44. antoniomigotto (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


A better plan for samsung: For Samsung galaxy s6, do a 5.2 inch Quad HD super amoled. 2 gigs of ram and a nice adreno 420 gpu and a snapdragon 808 (or watevr is next)...a 16 megapixel shooter with a dual LED flash and NO HEARTRATE MONITOR!!!... OIS+
thats it... not to high... not to low... Also a retina scanner... and a nice design THAT IS NOT SQUare!!!

now the software: Destroy touchwiz and make something closer to stock android... and change some of the wallpapers and put in more colors that fit in with the design of the phone... and make it unique! :D

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 18:32

45. antoniomigotto (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Oh and the gimmicks: IN DA TRASH! and some more wireless charging with a 2900 battery

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 22:51 1

63. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


3 Gigs.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:18

33. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


bro you just described a $1000 phone good luck on that dream.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:50 3

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


Most companies are changing their designs around the same time of each other. Quite interesting.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:57

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


What do you mean?

I know Google and Apple are going through massive design changes (becoming more open for the latter).

And i know Samsung is using a more streamlined Touchwiz

But just three companies changing designs of their OS and UI (for Samsung) is not alot

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:01

16. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


I think he is talking about hardware mate.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:52 9

5. vincelongman (Posts: 4150; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I'm really liking the Note 4 and A5/A3 design
Only complaint is the camera bump
And maybe the bezel could smaller, but that's really nitpicking
The S6 is gonna be great, I just hope they try make TouchWiz lighter and more closer to stock Android especially now with Material Design

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:58 3

11. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


TW is going to be very light and will look more stock this time.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:01

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


How do you kn

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:09 5

19. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Have you seen Lollipop preview on S5? If not, check those 2 videos on SamMobile and see it yourself.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 21:02 3

56. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Dat new TW on the S5 was FLYINGGGGGGGG. Well, it even flies really fast on the Note 4 as well.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 18:35

46. antoniomigotto (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Another complaint of the Note 4 for me is the sensors on the top that looks off, the square design, and the ugly colors! They're REALLY ugly, they should be more organized, especially the horrible stripes of color on the front of some devices (note...).

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:56 5

7. MistB (Posts: 581; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


So does this mean this is the actual Galaxy s6 design? Picture 3, what we first assumed was for the gs5?

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Will-the-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-or-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-4-look-like-this_id50869

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:00 2

13. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


This design looks so good and project zero does ring some bells about this design.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 23:57

67. pegasso (Posts: 271; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


make sense.
Samsun. applied the design patent in Januari 2014,
so it means the Project was started long before that.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 15:56 2

8. wilsong17 (unregistered)


Is not the design... just put a better pre amp speakers. . And audio port.. 32gb/128gb,3 gb of ram.. 4000mah battery.. latest process. . And latest technology. .. and last don't make so many phone just 4 at least and put quick updates and have better replacement offers and trade in

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:00 1

14. MahmoudHamsharii (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


It will be more ugly than the S5, thats what samsung is working on.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:00 1

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


Front Facing Speakers
Same bezels
on screen buttons, not the Capacitive-Button-Capacitive layout on all Samsung Phones. (especially if a Note Edge design, for left handers)

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:01 2

17. lebigmac506 (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)


"Every year, there is a new Samsung Galaxy S smartphone"
More like every 3 months.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:10 2

20. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


dude its more often than that. Do you know there are 5 different Samsung Galaxy S5 models? The S5, S5 Plus, S5 LTEa, S5 Active, S5 Sport and if you count the S5 Mini then there are 6....

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:26

22. NightSurfer (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


Take queue from oppo and huawei with full metal unibody design which radically improves thermal efficiency. Gone are the days of plastic swappable back covers for flagship that cost north 700

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:30 3

36. shuaibhere (Posts: 1983; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


So.how much so you think aluminium costs for OEMs....
Plastic is best material for smartphone if done right....

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 21:49

59. Venkatramanan (Posts: 308; Member since: 15 Aug 2014)


Agree. Whether it is metal or plastic or glass or whatever but the design should be premium looking. It should not be like a soap box.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:27

23. surethom (Posts: 609; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


5.2" max screen size, less skinning, much less skinning. Large battery & wireless charging built in.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:32 1

25. murron (Posts: 160; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


Samsung has yet to make a phone that I find very attractive (that I have seen). Maybe this will change that.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 16:54 1

27. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


That's why I always say best to wait till technology gets better. so I'm glad I skipped GS I-V. NOTE I-IV.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:07 1

30. Awalker (Posts: 1430; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


They need some American design influence.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:11 3

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


The thing that really needs to be redesigned from scratch is TouchWiz...

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:48 1

39. ThePython (Posts: 874; Member since: 08 May 2013)


^This guy gets it.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:16 2

32. Astoni (Posts: 649; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


If they skip the physical home button i'm not getting it. Its the only major thing that actually makes me want samsung so badly.. i freakin hate on-screen buttons.. only takes space.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 18:04 3

42. MrTzr (unregistered)


^ This guy gets it. I whish more manufacturers would use physical buttons.

posted on 03 Nov 2014, 17:22

34. vuyonc (Posts: 990; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


On a serious note, what more could Samsung do? There are the obvious improvements (screen, camera, battery size etc.) but then after that...

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