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Samsung Galaxy S6 Due for CES Appearance This Week

News by Luke Jones on Monday January 05, 2015.

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Rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 have been running wild over recent weeks, but how close are they to reaching a peak? It is still not clear when the device will be available for you and me to buy, but according to one rumor the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled during this week at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.

SamMobile is a pretty reliable source on all things Samsung and the outlet says that the Korean company will launch several variants of the Galaxy S6 at the CES show, but only to select partners. As I predicted last month, Samsung looks as though it will offer some details and a glimpse of the Galaxy S6 this week, but will not actually roll it out until later.

An apparent Samsung inside source said on Reddit last week that the device will not actually arrive until April, so the company may be doing an Apple Watch scenario and unveiling the product now but selling it months later.

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.

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