One of the biggest names in the business, many fans wait on the edge of their seats for the next Samsung smartphone in an effort to purchase the most up to date device when it finally arrives. So, after all of Samsung’s 2014 success behind us, what can we expect from the company’s next phone, the Galaxy S6?
A Bigger, Better Display
The Samsung Galaxy S5 was definitely an impressive piece of kit, boasting a full HD 1080p resolution and sizing its screen up at 5.1”. But this year we want to see a real improvement on this front, making the Galaxy S6 a real must have smartphone.
Expect to see QHD resolution make the cut, similar to that on the Galaxy Note 4, whilst a growth or around 0.2” would have the S6 settle nicely at 5.3”, the ideal size for such a handset. Also, rumours have spread of the Edge display making an appearance on the S6, a welcome addition.
Add all of this to the already lengthy list of Samsung display technology, Super AMOLED is a great example, and you have yourself one top notch smartphone screen. This would obviously appeal to plenty of mobile users, but especially those who watch a lot of media or play games through their device.
A Galaxy S6 Metallic Build
This isn’t the first time we’ve been expecting Samsung to give us a metal clad phone, and it probably won’t be the last time either. But, it’s common knowledge that the majority of niggles which users complained about with the S5 was the plastic casing on its back side.
So, could this be the year we finally get a Galaxy S smartphone with a fully metallic build? For Samsung’s sake we hope so. The iPhone 6 and HTC One M8 have both performed on the sales charts, and many put this down to a mixture of the powerful specs and metallic construction.
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Whilst the S5, Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha all sport a metal trim around the edge of the device, a full integration of the material is vital to add a more premium feel to the S6. Rumours suggest that Samsung is considering this, whether they go through with it though is another question.
Super Samsung Specs
The Galaxy S5 was a great flagship phone, but as is the case with most technology, it has since become outdated. This is a natural occurrence for smartphones, with many devices released just three months ago being considered ‘old’.
To combat this, Samsung has to introduce more powerful specs on its successor, and we don’t think we’ll be getting let down with the S6. Expect to see up to 128GB storage, 3GB RAM and an octa-core Snapdragon 810 chipset, with Samsung ditching the now incredibly cramped 16GB memory option.
The inclusion of this kind of spec list would make the Galaxy S6 supremely powerful, and would create something of a media storm at its release, which is expected at MWC in March. It would also make it one of the fastest smartphones ever made, something which is certain to boost sales.
Flashy new features are what sway undecided buyers into purchasing a certain phone, for example Touch ID on the iPhone 5s was a massive addition for security focused smartphone users. Similarly, the Nokia Lumia 1020’s 41 megapixel camera brought in interest from photography fans, even if they had never used a Windows Phone before.
The Galaxy S6 isn’t going to scrimp on this area either, with rumours circling of a 20+ megapixel lens, making for some fabulous photography opportunities. Also, talk of a retina scanner has once again been rife, but whilst we’d love a feature like this, we still think it’s a bit too early for this kind of tech. It isn’t too much to ask for a dual set of front facing speakers for music lovers, something which is also being talked about for the S6.
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Plenty of the features which already made a home on the S5 are guaranteed to stick around as well, with the likes of the fingerprint scanner, Kids Mode, Ultra Power Saving Mode and Samsung Knox obvious inclusions. Also, Android Lollipop is set to be available out of the box, with Touchwiz plastered over the top of it, making for an up to date piece of software as well.
So those are just some of the things you can expect to find inside the Samsung Galaxy S6. Of course, Samsung is sure to keep some information under wraps until its release, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some other extras sneak onto the device by the time it’s released. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see! And if you just can’t wait, check out our other Samsung smartphone deals or register your interest.