“Samsung may offer a Galaxy S6 with a display that you can view from three sides — the front, left and right. The mobile phone maker plans to unveil two versions of its next Galaxy S phone — one with the standard front-facing display and one with a display that extends to three sides.”
The Galaxy S6 screen will also have a 2560 x 1440 Quad HD resolution. Apple’s iPhone 6 doesn’t even have a full HD display, while the 6 Plus does have a full 1080p HD screen. Rumors insist that Apple will not increase the screen resolution on the next generation of iPhones, but that shouldn’t hurt their sales much.
BGR, who received leaked pictures and specs of the Galaxy S6, reveals that Samsung’s next phone could bring back profits to the recently struggling Korean company.
“From a CPU that’s 50% faster, to an incredible quad-HD display, Samsung hit every angle with this year’s flagship phone. It will also have a payment feature which works with magnetic and NFC terminals, incredible cameras, and a gorgeous glass and metal body.”
BGR also listed other specs.
- 64-bit eight-core 14nm CPU
- 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a 577ppi density
- A 20 megapixel OIS camera sensor and a 5 megapixel f/1.8 front-facing camera with real-time HDR
- 32 / 64 / 128GB of storage
- 2550mAh battery
- Built-in wireless charging
- Four hours of usage on a 10 minute charge
- Quick connect charging
- Samsung Pay
- Metal and glass body
- Gorilla Glass 4
- Cat 6 LTE
According to Tech Radar, the Galaxy S6 may also be compatible with Samsung’s Gear VR virtual reality headset.
“Samsung’s Gear VR virtual reality headset is currently compatible only with the Galaxy Note 4, but that will reportedly change when the Korean company launches its next flagships. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S Edge will also be compatible with the Gear VR.”
In order to fit in the Gear VR, Samsung must include some type of adapter for the S6, since the Galaxy Note 4 screen is currently 5.7 inches. It’s hard to imagine an adapter that would work well. It’s quite possible that Samsung could be producing the Gear VR 2, which will be compatible with the Galaxy S6, but not the Note 4.
Samsung is always ahead of the curve when it comes to technology. The Galaxy S6 should definitely catch the interest of consumers more than the Galaxy S5 did.
[Photo Credit: BGR]