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

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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80 Comments

1. S.A.R.H

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

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

3. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

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

12. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

24. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

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

77. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 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.

81. Dranzer10

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

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

28. ChrisK_5434

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

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

62. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Sure, he will.

78. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 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

69. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

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

40. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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...

82. neonix

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 04, 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.

61. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

83. osamahija

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

just wait for it and see the surprise TRUST ME murron

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 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 :)

26. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

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

10. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Project Zero could be Zero bezels S6 :p

64. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Well, I am hoping for: -- zero gimmicks -- zero lag -- zero knox -- zero lockdown -- zero bloatware

76. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

37. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

50. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

52. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

65. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

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

75. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

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

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

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

21. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 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.

29. ChrisK_5434

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

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

44. antoniomigotto

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 05, 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

45. antoniomigotto

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

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

63. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

3 Gigs.

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