Samsung Galaxy S6

Discussion in 'Smartphones and GPS Navigation' started by xcel, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    [fflash=right][/fflash]Samsung Galaxy S6 Preview

    Expected Release: Early April
    Dimensions: 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.27 in
    Weight: 4.87 oz

    GSM / HSPA / LTE Radios

    Sim: Nano
    Fingerprint sensor

    Display: 5.1 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
    Resolution: 1440 x 2560

    Scaled down TouchWiz UI

    OS: Android Lollipop 5.0.2

    CPU: 1.5 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57
    Non-expandable memory with 32/64/128 GB storage and 3 GB of RAM
    Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery

    Camera: 16 MP, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash rear, 5 MP, 1080p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR front
    Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR, dual-video rec.

    microUSB v2.0 and 3.5mm aux jack

    Wi-Fi: WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Bluetooth: v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
    GPS: A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
    NFC and Infrared port

    Qi Wireless charging

    Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2

    Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    Browser: HTML5

    Colors: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz


    All in compared to the current S5 flagship, future S6 owners will receive a slightly better camera, slimmer and more aesthetic trimmed exterior, higher resolution display (highly controversial that anyone can tell the difference between 1080p and closing in on 2k on this small of a display), a non-removable and smaller Li-Ion battery, non-expandable memory storage, more RAM and standard Qi charging.

    The nicer looking surround is a moot point for most given the case protection you should use.

    Qi charging is nice but is < $25 upgrade to make S4 and S5 Qi capable. Did this with my own S5 and my mom’s S4. It works fantastic.

    The Edge? Again, what case is your smartphone in. The Edge is wasted and with a $170 upcharge over the Note4 to the Note Edge, that's nuts so I did not cover it.

    The Apple iPhone 6 (4.7") and 6 Plus (5.5") make more sense with the $100 differential despite the ridiculously high prices. They however do hold their resale better as can be seen on Swappa with any carrier.

    With LG G3s in the $300 range complete with larger 5.5” screens and the same resolution, same RAM and expandable memory up to 2TB via Micro SD card, Samsung is going to run into heavy pushback when trying to collect $700+ for the next generation Galaxy S6. I sure would like that improved camera and a 5.5” display with the expandability of the S5 however. Oh wait, that is the Note4. ;)


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