Samsung S6 to feature edgeless display, wireless charging
It is just a week for the most awaited smartphone launch of the season – the Galaxy S6 and there is no shortage of rumours and reports as to what is on offer.
The latest reports suggest not one but two variants of the phone, with curved edges on both sides, an impressive prep up on the software side, possible wireless charging and much more on offer.
For Samsung the stakes are really high because, from an almost dominant position within the Android segment and overall in terms of number of units sold, the South Korean tech giant has seen its position slide, thanks firstly to new entrants taking market share – Xiaomi has replaced Samsung as the main player in China, and Apple’s impressive performance with the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus variants. Therefore it is crucial for Samsung to get it right this time.
The latest reports indicate that wireless charging could be one of the major new aspects of the next Galaxy smartphone. After Nokia first introduced the new feature in its Lumia series, Samsung could well go on to introduce the feature into its Galaxy series.
A blogpost on Samsung Tomorrow states the following, “It is expected that 2015 will be a landmark year for the growth of wireless charging deployment, as wireless charging stations will begin to appear in more and more public places. Samsung will accelerate to democratise this wireless charging technology with compelling smartphones. With our upcoming Galaxy smartphones, users will be able to enter a new wireless world like never before.”
Hardware wise, the device will come with an Ultra HD 4K display and 4GB RAM 5.3-inch 4K AMOLED display, a 64-bit Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 processor and Broadcom’s new sensor chip.
As for camera, reports are indicating that Samsung might stick to a 16MP lens rather than boost it to 20MP as was expected.
It first experimented with the Note Edge by introducing a limited edition and now plans to introduce the feature into the Galaxy S6. What is more, Samsung might introduce a variant of the S6 with edged display on both sides.
What this means is that the device will aim at achieving borderless display.
Software wise too ,Samsung is planning quite a few changes especially in partnership with Microsoft. The new S6 will see several of Microsoft apps like OneNote, One Drive, Office Mobile complete with a 365 Subscription and Skype preinstalled into the system.
The company has also released a latest teaser video of what to expect of the Next Galaxy.
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