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


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. 

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.


source: SamMobile, IDC

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69 Comments

1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

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

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes it should be an awesome phone, for sure!

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

15. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Wow, remix, gratz on your 14000th post! ... Now get a life!

26. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

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

28. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

31. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

56. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

ESL? Must be. I've worked longer then you have been alive lol.

64. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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?

30. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

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

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

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

65. frederick333123

Posts: 76; Member since: Jun 15, 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

19. neonix

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

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

21. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

and thats why God invented Root and custom roms

53. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

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

24. surethom

Posts: 1712; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

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

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

67. bluelemonzz

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 05, 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

68. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

and slow

2. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 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!

9. dc123

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

you practically described the Lg G3 lol

20. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Exactly the LG G3

13. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

25. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

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

29. Dxyuyu unregistered

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

33. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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

42. engineer-1701d unregistered

am using gs3 skipped gs5 hoping for gs6 or nexus 6

49. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

69. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Shouldn't be any bigger than 5.2"

4. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

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