Report: Samsung Galaxy S6 To Feature Smaller 5-inch Screen and iPhone 6-like design
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will run a 5-inch screen, a display smaller than that of its predecessor, according to the latest reports. The newly leaked documents, posted by an Indian import tracking website Zauba, suggest that the upcoming Galaxy S smartphone is set to drop down from the 5.1-inch panel found on the existing Galaxy S5, while featuring an improved, 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD resolution.
This latest report contradicts to the previous rumors which claimed the S6 to have a screen size anywhere between 5.3-inch and 5.5-inch. However, if these import documents are accurate, this would mark the first time in Samsung’s history when a flagship handset gets a shrunken display compared to its predecessor.
Among other specs revealed by the tracking data include an octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU, 3GB of RAM and an improved 20-megapixel camera. With this specs sheet, the phone is really expected to come at par with its upcoming rivals such as the HTC One M9 and the Sony Xperia Z4.
Talking about the design of this one of the most eagerly awaited devices of the year, an image claiming to be a render of the Galaxy S6 has been leaked onto the Internet.
The render, as you can see, looks a lot like the design of the iPhone 6 — with similar curved edges, and a taller and rounder home button at the bottom of the phone.
Moreover, the proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and the front-facing camera also seem to be repositioned from the right hand side of the earpiece to the left hand side, while the headphone jack and the microUSB port are placed at the bottom of the handset.
The volume buttons – which are now two separate buttons instead of a single large rocker one – show up on the left hand side of the device.
Previously, one of the Galaxy S6 leaks claimed the build of the phone is metal, and if believed, it would make it look more like Apple’s latest phones.
But why would the world’s biggest smartphone maker mimic the design of Apple’s phones? It seems like the Korean giant is more than shocked with its recent decline in the market share caused by the success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and might have decided to take its chance by redesigning its flagship with the design beauty of Apple’s phones.
But these are all rumors until the Galaxy S6 makes its official appearance, which is expected to take place at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month.
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