The end of February and the beginning of March marks an important event for technology world. To be more precise, the beginning of January marks an important time for technology world with the CES hype going all over the world. The beginning of March? That’s just reserved for some smartphone mania!
Mobile World Congress is the most talked-about smartphone event of the year as it marks important announcement and launches from smartphone manufacturers all over the world. The event takes place in Barcelona, Spain; but it has its share of exclusivity for one particular phone launch — the Samsung Galaxy S series.
Samsung opts to debut its world-famous Galaxy S series flagship smartphones in MWC. This year, rumors have already started on the web that the upcoming flagship phone from the Korean electronics giant Samsung Galaxy S6 will have an official debut on March 2 at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The source cites a Samsung executive as saying this, but doesn’t stop there without giving a bit of specifications of the new beast.
Galaxy S6 to lose IP67 dust and water resistance certification.
At this point, every bit of specification that is available on the web are rumors and can be taken with a bit of salt. But when Boy Genius Report claims to have pictures of the device and writes about the specifications, it’s more than likely that the specifications are true.
According to sources, the new generation of Samsung Galaxy S series will feature a 5.1-inch QHD display (not to be confused with qHD. qHD is quarter HD and QHD is Quad HD. Just a tip to keep in mind). The display technology continues to use the Super AMOLED and has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
Diving under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is said to have a 64-bit supported octa-core SoC (System on Chip) from a yet-unknown manufacturer. Sources claim that the phone’s 3G variant will have Samsung Exynos 7420 and the 4G variant will have Snapdragon 810 chipset. There are no words on RAM yet, but earlier rumors suggested that the phone may have 4 GB of RAM.
Storage-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S6 may come in three different models: 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB. The phone will have a powerful 2550 mAh battery which can be quickly charged to run for about 4 hours from 10 minute charge. Additionally, Galaxy S6 may also support wireless charging capability, something that is becoming increasingly common among high-end smartphones.
Although Samsung’s latest flagship device may have a full metallic and glass body, there are some sacrifices that the company might make. For one, the phone will no longer be dust and water resistant. Samsung Galaxy S5 is IP67 certified phone for water and dust resistance, but for the upcoming phone, the feature will be kept exclusively for ‘Active’ editions that may debut at a later time.
Presumably, there will be much more to the Samsung Galaxy S6 in terms of features and functionality. But at this point, none of these are confirmed by the company. But if the phone loses the dust and water resistance feature, it may reflect on potential customers’ decision to purchase a phone this high-end.
What do you think about Samsung Galaxy S6 so far? Will the reduction of IP67 certification cause any harm in the phone’s sales?
This article also appears on Android Kothon in Bangla.