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Samsung is working on launching its flagship handset for 2015, the Samsung Galaxy S6. A few leaks are already out and it is said that similar to the Note 4 launch, not one but two variants will be launched namely the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. It has been codenamed ‘Project Zero’ and a few insiders have shared some detail on it. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a number of big changes in store, according to latest leaks and insider reports.

Like Apple, Samsung has also become habitual to launching phones in the company’s annual product cycles. Every year after the S2, Samsung launches its S flagship devices at or around the time of the Mobile World Congress(MWC). So this year is going to be no different. It is rumored to debut in the first week of March. Samsung has also started using flexible displays with the Note 4 and it is this new technology which shows us the future of smartphones. So let’s compare it to the S5 and look into some of the leaks that have surfaced on the internet.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Vs Samsung Galaxy S5- Spec Wars

Feature Samsung Galaxy S6 (Rumored) Samsung Galaxy S5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810/ Exynos 7420 Qualcomm Snapdragon 801/ Exynos 5422
CPU 64 bit, Octa Core, 2.7 GHz Quad Core, 2.5 GHz/Octa core
RAM LPDDR4 4GB 2 GB
Display QHD, 2560 X 1600, 2KFlexible display bending at both sides. (S6 Edge) Super AMOLED, 1920 X 1080p 
GPU Adreno 430/ Mali-T760 Adreno 330/ Mali-T628 MP6
Primary Camera 20 MP (Video Recording – 4320p@30fps)(8K) 16 MP (Video Recording –  2160p@30fps) (4K)
Secondary Camera 5 MP (with flash to take high quality selfies) 2 MP

The above specifications detail that S6 is going to be a very powerful phone and has quite the features. It will have to compete against smartphones like the HTC ONE M9, which will launch at approximately the same time. Also the Nexus 6, the iPhone 6 and the OnePlus One will be competing with this phone.

DESIGN

Samsung has code named its efforts on this upcoming Galaxy as Project Zero. Although many analysts would take this as a signal towards an absolute re designing of the aesthetics, we personally feel that the S6 would be borrowing a lot of its elements from the already in market Sammy handsets. Its either going to follow the alpha route, with only the frames donning metal, or its going to adopt the all metal design language of the new debutants, the Galaxy A series of smartphones. Though price to feature constraints weigh over the former in our perspective.

PRICING

The S5 currently retails at Rs. 35,000 with an MRP of Rs. 51,500. So considering the features on the device, it is more than likely to cost more than that and pricing is estimated to be Rs. 58,000 to 65,000 with the Indian availability slated for the first half of April.

IS MORE ALWAYS NOT GOOD?

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 not captivating the market like the previous S models, Samsung needs to look into what the market wants. Also the smartphone market has become increasingly divergent and people have also become conscious about what they want. Consumers compare price to performance ratio.

Apple iPhones are working fine on 1 GB RAM due to very efficient hardware-software optimization. Will Samsung’s S6 be able to live up to the hype of the phone or fade away just like the S5 which is still having trouble to have its share in the market? Samsung needs to bring an efficient solution with the Galaxy S6 and make sure that the consumer prefers the S6 over the others.

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