Samsung Galaxy S6: What we know so far

January 18, 2015

The inevitable launch of the Galaxy S6 is almost here. But what can we expect from it?

Truth be told, the Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones has triumphed to be one of the best-selling Android smartphones on the market. With CES done, the world now turns its heads on to MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona, where companies are also scheduled to announce new products.

Samsung is also poised to launch the new Galaxy S6 at the event – but what can we expect? Here’s a rundown of what we think the new features will have:

Internals: Expect the Samsung Galaxy S6 to have the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Along with that, Samsung may also offer a version that includes their own Exynos octa-core processor as well.

Screen: With each iteration of the Samsung Galaxy smartphone, the screen size always increases. But expect it to be a tad larger than the current S5 but not bigger than the Galaxy Note 4. We can also speculate that the Samsung Galaxy S6 may also go for a QHD screen resolution currently present on the Galaxy Note 4.

Material: One of the few quips that some users had with Samsung smartphones is the fact that it is made from plastic. Samsung already released an all-metal variant with the A series, and it looks like that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will also support the same all-metal design. There is also news that a former design chief from Apple (who worked under Jony Ive) has joined Samsung to aid with the new design changes.

OS: The Samsung Galaxy S6 is likely to run the latest Android 5.0.1 Lollipop from Google. It will of course include TouchWiz, which is Samsung’s own customized software found on all their Android-based smartphones. Rumors also suggest is that Samsung is building a new TouchWiz software from scratch to iron out all bugs and lags that previous versions have.

Camera: Expect another increase in megapixel count with the Samsung Galaxy S6’s camera. Include the plethora of shooting modes that it will come across. But do you know what we really want? Better low-light shooting.

Biometrics: With a heartrate sensor built into the S5, the Samsung Galaxy S6 should also include the same sensors. Add to that the fingerprint sensor used for unlocking your smartphone and making various purchases for authentication. Problem is, the fingerprint sensor found on the S5 requires you to ‘swipe’ your fingers across the home button to authenticate the print – which resulted in a rather buggy and inconvenient experience. To solve this, Samsung might follow the footsteps of Apple and use touch-based fingerprint sensor built into the home button as well.

What other features are you expecting from the Samsung Galaxy S6? Hit us up on the comments below.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.