News by Luke Jones on Saturday December 06, 2014.
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Samsung's Galaxy S6 is already deep into development and the company is probably gearing towards the production process over the next month or so. It is the most important handset in recent memory as the company tries to steady tumbling profits and bounce back from a disappointing Galaxy S5 this year. Samsung is starting from scratch with its Galaxy S6 and the handset has shown up on benchmarks.The Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G925F showed up on popular benchmark company AnTuTu, which according to other leaked information is the European variant of the S6 flagship. The benchmark reveals that while Samsung is starting all over again from a design perspective, under the hood the company's core device will still be bristling with the very best specs. The benchmark shows a 5.5-inch screen with Quad HD (1140 x 2560) resolution, a 64-bit processor (meaning either an Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810, probably both), and 3GB of RAM. Elsewhere the Galaxy S6 will get a 20 megapixel rear snapper and a 5 megapixel front facer, 32GB of on board storage (likely expandable), and Android 5.0 Lollipop running the show. In terms of that new design, the Galaxy S6 will be entirely new, as suggested by the Project Zero codename. It will almost certainly take influence from the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A series, and Galaxy Note 4 and carry a metal body, but it may introduce a new design language to Samsung's portfolio. There are also rumors that the Korean company (still the biggest smartphone company in the world by the way) will also launch a Galaxy S5 Edge with a similar folded screen as the Note Edge. If Samsung sticks to form, the Galaxy S6 should be launched late February or early March before rolling out to the market in April. We expect an announcement around the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, the event runs through the first week of March in 2015.
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