Samsung Galaxy S6 announcement expected on March 2nd at MWC 2015 [Rumor]


A new rumor this morning claims that Samsung will – yet again – choose MWC as the platform on which to showcase its next generation Galaxy S smartphone. The Korean tech giant is expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy S6 at an – as yet unconfirmed location – on Monday, March 2nd on the first day of MWC 2015 in Barcelona.

This should come as no surprise, since the company made the Galaxy S5 announcement during Mobile World Congress in the Spanish coastal city last year. Sammy also chose MWC as the location for its Galaxy S2 launch a couple of years earlier.

As for features and specs, we’ve read a number of different reports. First off, we’re expecting the S6 to join the Note 4 and Alpha devices in that it should have a metal chassis. It’s also expected to feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (554ppi), covered by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It will also – purportedly – feature a 20MP camera with 4K video recording, a fingerprint sensor and 4GB of RAM.

Perhaps most interesting is that it’s also rumored to be moving away from Snapdragon as a chip supplier. Instead, Samsung’s going with its own Exynos processor. The reason, according to Bloomberg, is that the Snapdragon 810 chip originally intended for use in the S6 overheated during testing. A processor getting warm wouldn’t be a major issue if Samsung was sticking to its predominantly plastic builds. But with rumors and leaks suggesting it could be a metal unibody, like the HTC One, there’s potential to heat up the metal too an uncomfortable point.

It’s always worth taking any rumor with a pinch of salt. Any plans can change between now and when Samsung officially shows off the product. Whatever happens, I’ll be on the ground at MWC this year to find out exactly what all the smartphone manufacturers have up their sleeves.

Sources: Bloomberg, Chosun
Via: PocketNow
Image: NowhereElse

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  • Plow Rox

    I’m optimistic regarding Samsung devices. And having been screwed over by both T-mobile and Samsung on two Samsung purchases with regards to both hardware issues [Vibrant] and updates [SG3] This “NEW” device better have a whole lot more support or it will be used as a shovel to bury Samsung.

    • Cam Bunton

      For the first time, I’m actually fighting my urge to buy a Samsung device. The Note 4 is awesome, but I really can’t justify the money it would cost. Especially given the devices I already own. Previously, I’m not ashamed to say I hated Samsung products. TouchWiz was a lot less refined, devices were flimsy and plasticcy and displays were oversaturated. Now, it’s a different story. Tech life is hard..

      • superg05

        lol i like you are your just like me i want that foldable phone that might drop at the end of this year just got an edge it’s amazing in every way but I’m dying inside for that foldable phone

      • outtahere

        Cam, I had the Note 4 from October launch day until December 28. I traded/JUMPED to an iPhone 6 Plus and don’t miss the Note 4. At one point I swore I would never go iPhone. I had better go now! I sense the wrath of Mr. Samsung Richard Yarrell is soon arrive ;)

  • Roger Sales

    Finally the regular Galaxy S owners(not myself, but probably most of the people on T-Mobile) can have band 12 on their favorite handset line soon.

  • Deadeye37

    I’m thinking that this phone maybe the replacement to my Galaxy S3. However, there’s a new phone maker that’s just a few miles from where I live (SLC, Utah) that is coming out with an awesome spec phone – the Saygus V2.

    -IPX7 water resistance
    -front facing speakers
    -2 micro sd card slots (up to 128 GB capacity each)
    -1080P screen (QHD is a turn off – its barely noticeable on a phone, and takes more processing & battery to run)
    -already rooted & dual boot compatible
    -64 GB internal storage
    -OIS cameras on both the back & front (21 MP and 13 MP respectively)

    The downside is that it is a Snapdragon 801 running the phone with 3 GB of RAM. If it had the 810 with 4 GB of RAM, then this would be a given.

    If the S6 is smart enough to put front facing speakers on the phone, then I would give serious thought to it (I’m sick of rear facing speakers. I don’t want everyone else to hear what I’m doing better than I can hear it myself).

    • 9to5Slavery

      blah blah blah all about my cellphone life TLDR

      • Deadeye37

        I’ll give you the executive summary – Check out the Saygus V2. It could be a good competitor to the S6. Its good enough to make me pause from jumping on the S6 bandwagon.

        • 9to5Slavery

          No band 12 no care.

  • George

    Samsung phones have sucked ass for a long time. I’m having a better time with my Zmax and M7.

    • Torrey Morgan

      I love my ZMAX. Most underrated phone on all 4 carriers.

    • Jack

      Note 4 is the best android phone you can get right now, and I expect S6 to surpass it. I

  • 9to5Slavery

    No band 12 no care

    • enkay1

      Of course it will. The Note 4 and even the Galaxy Avant got it.

  • didn’t bother upgrading to S5 .. hopefully S6 will be worthy.

  • OCD

    Cam, proofread before posting an article.. geez