There’s only a couple of weeks until Samsung are due to launch their new premium smartphone, the Galaxy S6. The speculation is that Samsung have completely overhauled the previous S series design so the S6 is expected to offer something completely different to the Galaxy S5. This is how the two smartphones could compare.
We could see an aluminium design for the Samsung Galaxy S6 as reports seem to indicate that Samsung are moving away from the plastic frames which they have previously used for the older S range of smartphones. Many of Samsung’s competitors now build their flagship phones with metallic designs but it’s not known if Samsung will choose to use an entirely metal frame or if some aspects of the build will be aluminium. We also don’t know at this stage if there will be any type of waterproofing on the Galaxy S6 like there was on the S5 Active.
The rumour is that Samsung will feature a larger 5.5-inch Quad HD screen on the Galaxy S6, this compares to the decently sized 5.1-inch Full HD screen on the S5. This could mean a better screen resolution for the S6 of around 534 pixels per inch compared to 432 ppi on the Galaxy S5. There’s also likely to be an upgrade to the Gorilla Glass protective screen on the S6 which will be the latest version 4.
Samsung are expected to keep the colour range similar for the S6 so we could see variations of White, Black, Blue and Gold and it’s thought that the S6 will also boast the heart rate monitor and fingerprint scanner which made their debut on the S5.
Processor & Hardware
The new octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor with 64-bit technology is anticipated to be coming with the Galaxy S6 compared to the quad-core 801 version which featured in the S5. The amount of RAM is also likely to be up from 2 to 3GB and the S6 may well come with 32GB of built-in storage as standard which is expandable up to 128GB.
With a bigger screen, it would make sense for the Galaxy S6 to include a more powerful battery. The Ultra Power Saving Mode which we first saw with the S5 would also improve efficiency. The Faster charging functionality on the Galaxy Note could also make an appearance in the S6.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 came with a solid 16-megapixel on the rear and a 2-megapixel camera on the front. Both of the camera’s are expected to be upgraded for the new S6 with speculation that the rear-facing camera will be a 20-megapixel snapper which will feature a dual LED flash, optical image stabilisation and the usual Samsung software including Shot & More, Beauty Face and Dual Camera. It’s likely that we could see a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for the Galaxy S6 which would bring it in-line with other premium smartphones.