10 things to expect from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6

10 things to expect from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6
This year, Samsung will release a flagship Galaxy S smartphone that may seem familiar as a whole, but it's wholly different than what the company offered to the masses last year. Progress has not passed by Samsung's doors uninvited! The Galaxy S6 will upgrade (or downgrade) its predecessor in at least ten important departments that will contribute to a fresh feeling of newnesness, which may have eluded Galaxy S smartphone owners since 2012's Galaxy S3 largely set things in stone three years ago. During this time, Samsung had to take its design, display, and other efforts to new heights in order to face stiff competition from Apple and low-cost-premium-device makers from China. 

This year, Sammy is firing on all cylinders, ditching its former coldly calculated, cost-effective strategy for a genuine effort to stand out, please the masses, and reclaim its stakes. We will see how this pans out after the Galaxy S6's announcement. Meanwhile, here are ten things to expect from Samsung's latest and greatest!

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68 Comments

1. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

S6 is a love relationship. You want to hate it yet you somehow like it. you lose some but you gain more and you lose. 1 more day and i can rest in peace.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31748; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Re type that post, and I can rest in peace.

15. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

That's called mixed feelings. "ditching its former coldly calculated, cost-effective strategy" If you isolate that phrase it sounds like irony

58. engineer-1701d unregistered

ill do it for him since he did not get it. s6 is a love/hate relationship.

5. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

11. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

HTC= Help This Company :))

27. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Yea HTC needs all the help they can get. It's over for them

29. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

i think you need help oldman

52. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

HTC = Heres the crap... Lets see, the S6 has best camera, best emmc, best build, best software, best processor. Tell me again why i want an htc? Why dafuc are you here yelling m whatever the f it is? You might as well post you effin make 8000 dollars online a month.... seriouly gtfoh troll.

16. Kumar123 unregistered

Thanks for the post. It seems they reduce the bazels slightly. It looks better than M8. I'm going to cheer for HTC tomorrow.

28. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

me too

33. maherk

Posts: 7049; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Reduced? Are you sure we watched the same video? And i didn't like the dual finishing of the m9's body. HTC had a big chance to close the gap with Samsung, but instead of going with design of the earlier renders, they opted to stick to the old design. And i am pretty Sony and LG will capitalize on HTC's misfortunes.

43. Kumar123 unregistered

Just watched the video again and yes they reduce the bazels slightly. I personally like the dual finishing of the M9's body. It looks better than M8 which is already a very beautiful looking phone. HTC's main problem is marketing, availability and camera. Design never was their problem. Keeping the already beautiful design and improving it seems to me the right decision. If they just fix their camera and keep the microSD card slot I'll personally recommend M9 to my uncle who is planning to buy the new Galaxy S6. My uncle loves Samsung for their removable battery feature and he will be really disappointed when he'll hear that Samsung ditch this feature. If HTC capitalize Galaxy S6's weakness and advertise it heavily I think Samsung will lose many of it's core fans. And as for Sony and LG I don't really care about them and hopefully HTC will sell enough phones to secure a good financial position. Good luck HTC.

21. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

R.I.P HTC.

6. ankiipankii

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 21, 2013

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Hm well, lets see what the design over function path gives, if it sells better then s4 and s5 then I guess that's what the general masses want. Unfortunately I enjoy function to be priority, losing sd card and water resistance, simply because it needs to be made from metal? seems pointless to me.

4. Kumar123 unregistered

Well, Number 1 not going to happen as unboxtherapy showed us.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

All I want to know is how do you replace the shattered back when you drop it? Thee iPhone 4/4s was easy, you removed 2 screws boom! Slide it out.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

Things not to expect: 1. Removable back 2. Waterproofing 3. MicroSD. screw you samsung for removing microSD.

12. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

MicroSd slot gone deal breaker big no no

22. Gfkyo

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Yep, I'm Samsung fan but no matter what there is no excuse for removing microSD. Even if they give 64 Gig as a base model I'll not get it Galaxy S6.

34. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You as a tech I think be up on why they have removed the sd card i.e. Ufs mem I.e. Near 3x faster mem, I..e put your crap sd card in and it's going to lag out the phone, on the other hand it will be faster to just transfer your files over and use the files on your phone, I tell you now on my note edge it takes some type to redeplay my images from my sd card and will damage the speed of the s6 that all going to be no lag and faster then the iphone, please stop with your sd card crap and give me more info why you think it's a good idea to them to add so very slow mem to the speed beast of the s6 please give more info, I am your normal big supporter but not in this going from my own use of sd cards on my note edge I be thinking it will be a good thing tyrion

39. TyrionLannister unregistered

I know that but a good quality UFS II card is insanely fast. I have about 15 GB of music and I like to keep 5-6 GB of movies, documents and other stuff. Take 10 GB for apps minimum and 5-6 GB for the OS. I need at least 40 GB of storage. A 32 GB version won't cut it. And Samsung will demand premium for the 64 GB model. If they make the 64 GB within 50$ of 32 one, I'm all in for the exclusion of SD card. But if not, I'll have to look at other phones rejecting S6 altogether. Anyway, we may get a SD card slot after all.

41. maherk

Posts: 7049; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The key for the S6's success will be the pricing, and since Samsung has built the majority of the S6's hardware, i see no reason why it wouldn't be priced lower than the competition.

51. dimas

Posts: 3435; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

May we know what brand of sd card you're using? I own a sandisk 128gb ultra with 48mb/s on my Z3 compact and I don't get the lag by browsing pictures while playing music as you stated. Sd cards also act like a slave drive in PC because only apps are installed in the internal storage and won't fill it with personal files. Techie guys know that filling up nand flash memories with everything can affect the read/write processing of the device. Not all micro sd cards are made equal so please stop saying that all sd cards are crap.

46. Dmitry

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 16, 2013

Design and marketing overcome engineering:-(

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Most android fanboys don't like touchwiz. They also hate the iPhone. Ummmm......why buy this phone?

23. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

we hate the iphone because its not android not because its a bad phone. IOS sucks.

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Lol, so does touchwiz. Now, back to my original question.

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Sorry what sucks on touch wiz, if it's the lag that gone due to the new hardware I.e. Htc m9 will lag more that 100%, even the iPhone going to lag more

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