News by Luke Jones on Wednesday February 18, 2015.
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Samsung is coming off the back of a terrible 2014 and the pressure is most definitely on for the South Korean giant. Yes, the company is still the largest smartphone maker in the world, but increasingly its market share is being infringed upon by major rivals such as Apple, Xiaomi, and LG. Worse, this decline is happening in key markets while those rivals appear to be going from strength to strength.With that in mind, the upcoming Galaxy S6 is pivotal and that?s where we?ll start.Galaxy S6 Samsung core flagship range is due its yearly refresh and MWC 2015 will almost certainly be the platform for it to be launched. The handset will also probably get an official roll out date too, but don't expect to pick one up until April. Samsung has confirmed that it is going back to the drawing board with the Galaxy S6, a device that was built under the codename Project Zero. The Galaxy S5 was a disappointment in execution and in how it performed on the market and Samsung is hoping to reignite the flame that made the Galaxy S series the only real contender to Apple's iPhone in terms of sales. As this is a back to square one smartphone, anything is possible at MWC. Reports have suggested radical designs, innovating features, and cutting edge specs. The GS6 is probably going to be more conservative than that, but do expect a premium metal design, a streamlined TouchWiz, and specs such as a Quad HD screen, 64-bit processing, 4GB of RAM, and maybe even some surprises. Galaxy S6 Edge Samsung went all innovative on us at IFA back in September when it launched the Galaxy Note Edge alongside the Galaxy Note 4 phablet flagship, and in doing so that company set a new trend. It seems that a new flagship from Sammy will result in a new corresponding Edge device, and so it will be with the Galaxy S6. The Galaxy S6 Edge will have the same specs as the normal version, but it will get that extra folded glass panel for notifications and other goodies. Some reports are suggesting that Samsung is going to get even edgier and will come with two edge panels.
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.