Rumors by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 10, 2014.
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Samsung is not doing a good job of keeping its Galaxy S6 under wraps. The company's next smartphone flagship is probably a few months from launch but the early working prototypes are showing up on benchmarks, with the second occurrence of this yesterday. Samsung is reportedly readying the production process, but thanks to a couple of AnTuTu benchmarks, we already know what the specs of the S6 will be.The specs of the latest leak seem to match up with the first, which leads us to believe they are both the real deal. The AnTuTu test revealed a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display and the same chipset, which is increasingly looking to be the upcoming Samsung made Exynos 7420. Previous reports suggest the screen will be 5.5-inch, but my own sources point to Samsung not wanting to go beyond 5.3-inch to help keep a size differentiator between the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy S6. As for that new Exynos chipset, it is an octa-core processor with ARMv8 instructions set, paired with a Mali-T768. It is a 64-bit silicon that has clock speeds up to 1.8GHz on 20nm process, while it will likely land with tri-band LTE Category 10 modems. Samsung will almost certainly make another variant of the S6 that carries a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip, and which handset you get will depend on where you live. Samsung is widely reported to be going back to the drawing board with the Galaxy S6, creating a device with a wholly new design. Some have offered that the company will remove the home button once and for all, but the benchmark points to the button being retained and a fingerprint sensor being placed underneath. These benchmarks seem like solid leaks and accurate, so we already know much about Samsung's next flagship. That said, with a new design on the way there is still plenty left to find out, so watch this space.