Samsung Galaxy S6 to be unveiled March 1st; curved design hinted at on invitation
posted by Alan F. / Feb 02, 2015, 8:37 AM
We now have a date that you can circle on your calendar pertaining to the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Invitations have started going out and March 1st is the day that everyone has been waiting for. That means that unlike many manufacturers this year, Samsung will introduce its next flagship model at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. It was during last year's event that Samsung unwrapped the Samsung Galaxy S5. LG and Sony have both decided to introduce their next flagship models this summer instead of next month.
The invitation from Samsung also provided a clue about the Galaxy S6. Right above the words "What's Next," is a curved line that looks to be a silhouette. Remember, Samsung supposedly redesigned its new flagship from scratch with "Operation Zero." On the bottom right of the invitation is the Samsung Unpacked 2015 logo with the March 1st date underneath. We also could see the Samsung Galaxy S Edge introduced at the same time. This would be a version of the next flagship offering a curved glass screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to carry a 5-inch or larger screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Under the hood will be the octa-core Exynos 7420/Snapdragon 810 CPU with 3GB of RAM. There should be a 20MP camera with OIS on back, and a 5MP "selfie" snapper on the front. We expect that only the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will be carrying IP certification against dust and water.
So there it is folks. On March 1st, we will get our first official look at the Samsung Galaxy S6. Start your countdown timer now.
source: tinhte.vn (translated) via GSMDome
Samsung Galaxy S6 OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
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That is one BADASS invitation..
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 8:40 AM 8
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I hope it will be 4GB of ram, not 3GB.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 8:44 AM 6
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Would be funny if they go for the 3GB on the S6 instead of 4GB, just like the S5 which they went for 2GB instead of 3GB.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 8:59 AM 0
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Let me give you a free piece of advise (take it or leave it, it's your choice) Speed of RAM is more important than amount of RAM. After a certain point, having more RAM isn't going to make any difference. There's nothing in Android that requires more than 3GB of RAM, and there will be nothing in next 2/3 years that is likely to utilize that amount of RAM (unless it's a badly coded app). When Chromebook, laptops could have 2GB of RAM, why do you think a mobile would require 4GB? I know the obvious argument - "multitasking". I would like to know what sort of multitasking can you do in a mobile where 2/3GB isn't enough.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 11:30 AM 3
No one will use their phone for more than 2 years and for that 3 or even 2 GB RAM is more than enough. Android is getting more optimised by day and even 3 GB RAM is too high. Also, 3 is a better mumber. We never have top 4. 4 GB RAM is as useless as 4k displays in phones. I'll take a 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM over a 4 GB LPDDR3 any day. If you want to be a spec head, at least be one that uses its head.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 12:39 PM 0
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Well, than 5 is a even nicer number. You don't stop anywhere with that logic. What I am saying that the perceptible advantage with higher amount of RAM is negligible. Going from 1GB -> 2GB was important. 2GB - > 3GB wasn't much of a necessity, less advantage 3GB - > 4GB very less practical use. > GB, I simply don't see any logic in near future.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 1:24 PM 0
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Well, samsung might change many things in the GS6 but don't expect the lag to change
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 8:47 AM 6
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I never quite understand what people get by being so negative! Do you WANT samsung to not do well? Why?? It's a tech company for crying out loud. If it does well and not lag at all, your fellow brothers who purchase it's products might feel nice, no? just a thought!
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 9:12 AM 18
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People like to complain, and it's hip and cool right now to hate on touchwiz, and HTC's bezels. Samsung phones have little, if any more lag than other phones, but once you're the butt of people's disatisfaction, it's very hard to escape that position. I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't let it bother you. Much of the complaining is just coming from trolls anyway.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 9:24 AM 9
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I am a S5 owner and I can tell you for sure that lag is a big deal for this phone. Previously owned a Note 3 and was much better... Samsung made a huge mistake to use 2Gb of RAM for S5. Now I'm waiting to see S6 and M9 and I will choose one of them.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 9:58 AM 1
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Samsung phones haven't had any lag for quite a while. The S4 was bogged down with so many features that it took a toll on the UI. But that was fixed with the S5 which has less TW features and I have yet to see any lag in personal experience when I had the phone for a couple months before getting the wife the Note 4 instead. I think the problem with haters is once they hear something from Apple, they repeat the same negative BS year after year even when what they are saying isn't even true of what they are speaking of. You need to grow up and think for yourself and stop repeating a bunch of BS from a company who has never innovated a product their entire and utterly dismal existance. I am curious as to what you guys are gonna do when APple actually does kick the bucket. I mean, Apple hasn't had any new ideas to copy, so what's gonna be their next fad to have? The 12" iPad? I thought the 9/7" one was so perfect as they said the ame out 3.5" phones. Amazing what you have to do because they knew if they went one more year with that stale @$$ small phone one more time, they would have sold less than 50M of them, so they rush with a pathetic oversize ugly bezel having completely bendy monstrosity they called the 6/6+. They jacked the cost $100 to take advantage of the fans they new who would rush and buy it, even though they didn't add not one...let me repeat...they didn't add not one single new feature to it. You really think the metal cost them $100? Wake up and stop coming to Android articles starting BS talking about something you have no idea what it is. You sound ignorant to simply repeat stuff without finding out the facts.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 4:12 PM 0
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I wouldn't even care if the design was the same as long as they take a flamethrower to Touchwiz. It NEEDS to be more efficient/streamlined for Samsung to really move forward.
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 8:51 AM 2
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Touchwiz on android 5 already beats stock android in terms of speed. Note 3 with android 5 beats nexus 5 with android 5 while both have the same Snapdragon 800. Proofs: youtube.com/watch?v=-PEFwlxPP84 xda-developers.com/analysis-of-the-galaxy-note-3-android-5-0-leak/
posted on Feb 02, 2015, 9:03 AM 11
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