Samsung has reportedly shifted its focus to adopting new design trends for giving a more premium look and feel to its high-end smartphones as the latest buzz in the smartphone industry suggests that the company is working on its next flagship phone, the Galaxy S6 aka Project Zero.
The codename Project Zero indicates the flagship smartphone is being redesigned from the ground level with the intent of revolutionising the look, feel and features of the smartphone.
With due credit to industry sources close to SamMobile, we now have access to key expected hardware specifications for Samsung's upcoming flagship phone in the Galaxy S series.
According to the leak, the Galaxy S6 will introduce full 64-bit support with a new Exynos 7420 processor, which uses four cortex-A53 and four cortex-A57 cores to form an Octa-core CPU.
The Snapdragon variant of Galaxy S6 will be powered by the first 64-bit chip from Qualcomm's lineup, the Snapdragon 810, and paired with 3GB of RAM.
Given its enormous processing power, the S6 is said to feature a Quad HD display (2560 x 1440) with an unknown screen size.
On the camera front, the Galaxy S6 is touted to pack the same 16MP Exmor IMX240 sensor (with optical image stabilisation) found on the Note 4 and flaunt improved low-light photography than the latter.
A 5MP front camera is an expected feature on the Galaxy S6, given Samsung's tradition of shipping a 5MP snapper on mid-range devices such as Galaxy Grand Prime and Galaxy A3.
The S6 will come in regular 32, 64 and 128GB storage variants while skipping the basic 16GB variant as this would be a high-end phone from Samsung.
Here is the complete list of model numbers proposed for the S6 across various regions:
• Zero-F US - VERIZON SM-G920V_NA_VZW
• Zero US - AT&T SM-G925A_NA_ATT
• Zero EUR - OPEN SM-G925F_EUR_XX
• Zero-F CA (Canada) - BELL MOBILITY SM-G920W8_NA_BMC
• Zero-F US - SPRINT PCS SM-G920P_NA_SPR
• Zero CA - BELL MOBILITY SM-G925W8_NA_BMC
• Zero US - VERIZON SM-G925V_NA_VZW
• Zero-F - EUR OPEN SM-G920F_EUR_XX
• Zero US - T-MOBILE (US) SM-G925T_NA_TMB
• Zero US - SPRINT PCS SM-G925P_NA_SPR
• Zero US - US CELLULAR SM-G925R4_NA_USC
• Zero-F US - AT&T SM-G920A_NA_ATT
• Zero-F US - US CELLULAR SM-G920R4_NA_USC
• Zero-F US - T-MOBILE (US) SM-G920T_NA_TMB
In a big step towards innovation, Samsung will be using its own version of LTE modem (model SS333 or Exynos Modem 333), which will replace existing Intel modems found on the Exynos 5430/5433 processor variant that supports LTE connectivity.
Among other industry innovations, the Galaxy S6 will be the first smartphone to use Broadcom's new BCM4773 chip, which integrates GPS and other sensors into a single chip that enables data computing via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS using the same chip.
As the same chip is being used to perform multiple wireless functions, it will result in reduced battery drain in comparison to other smartphones and tablets in the market.
The speculation should be taken with a pinch of salt as Galaxy S6 is still in its initial developmental stages and hence the final finished product may differ in features and specifications from the leaked prototype.