REPORT: Samsung Will Start 'From Scratch' To Build Its Next Big Smartphone
The S6 will be the follow up to this year's S5, Samsung's flagship, high-end smartphone.
According to SamMobile (via Android Authority), the Galaxy S6 will feature a super dense, high-quality display that's powered by a new Samsung-made chip with desktop-class 64-bit architecture. The only version of Android that supports 64-bit is Android 5.0 Lollipop, so you can expect the phone to ship with that software.Other chips: Samsung might include a new Broadcom chip that packs GPS and other sensors like WiFi and Bluetooth onto a single chip, and it will reportedly ship with 3 GB of RAM to seamlessly handle multitasking.
The Galaxy S5 comes with a 16-megapixel camera, and SamMobile says Samsung is deciding whether or not to bump up the sensor to 20 megapixels. Either way, the Galaxy S6's camera will reportedly come with the same optical image stabilization that's found in the Galaxy Note 4.
If these rumored features are true, it would be rather different than the Galaxy S5, at least in terms of specs. But we don't know about battery life or the screen size, and most importantly, we don't know what it will look like. If Samsung really does try to "start from scratch" with this phone, we might expect a new form factor, perhaps one that eliminates the capacitive buttons to allow for more screen real estate, similar to Google's Nexus 6.
For the last two years, Samsung has released its flagship smartphone in April. So expect to see more details about the Galaxy S6 in the coming months.