The Galaxy Series have been some of the best Android phones that you can find outside of the much-loved Nexus line. Arguably, more people sport the S-line of Galaxy phones than those that carry the Nexus itself. Samsung built a solid, powerful phone in the Galaxy run that brings everything we often want to the front of the line.
Most of us has been waiting on some word about the next Galaxy S phone, the S6, for some time now. And it seems that thanks to a Chinese website’s analysis of an assortment of screenshots of benchmarking tests, we may have the latest specs for the new Galaxy S6 before any sort of confirmation has been made from Samsung. Keep in mind that as of now, this is still primarily heresay, but information gathered in this manner has been reliable before. But until the official release of information regarding the device, keep an open mind.
First off, Android 5.0 Lollipop is expected. We will likely be hearing, officially, about the S6 within the first to second quarter of 2015, just as 5.0 is starting to shake off many of the bugs some have been complaining about. Expecting anything different is somewhat silly.
The size seems to be standard for the large handsets like the Galaxy S series, coming in at 5.5 inches, which is actually slightly bigger than the S5’s 5.1 inches, and sporting an HD display that has a resolution of 1440 x 2560. There is some speculation on the processor core, which according to what was seen is a Exynos 7420, which is a Octa-core processor. The speculation lies in that given the phone listed in the gathered screenshots is a European phone, we’re likely to not see Exynos provide the internals for the American version of the S6, which Samsung has traditionally turned to Qualcomm to get their processors. Again, this is speculation, though it seems likely and not an uncommon move.
As for storage, it seems that the standard amount on the phone will come in at 32GB. It’s unseen on whether an expansion slot will be included as a fair number of higher end devices have been opting out the microSD slot in lieu of pushing Cloud Storage. 3GB of RAM will serve as more memory than most phones out currently would be able to use, but with an 8 core processor, it will likely fit in happily.
The Selfie camera, or front facing camera if you’re stuck 5 years ago, will be getting a solid bump in the 5MP upgrade, while the rear camera may be a bit gratuitous at the moment. It seems that the S6 will be sporting a 20MP camera. While that’s amazing, if the camera software itself isn’t up to par, much of that power will be lost.
Little else has been released about the supposed S6 leak, though that may change soon. The mobile world is somewhat predictable. Given Samsung’s previous releases, especially with the Galaxy S series of devices, it will likely be within the first quarter to get the announcement and early second quarter for the release.