The Samsung Galaxy S5 suffered from disappointing sales this 2014, which is why the Korean tech giant is said to be redesigning the Galaxy S6 from the ground up under Project Zero. Additionally, Samsung is said to be cooking up an edged version of the S6 (concept shown below), but unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, this version will have two edged screens on each side. The question is, when do we get to see Samsung’s next flagship? According to a new report, we may see the S6 as early as January at CES 2015 in Las Vegas.
The news comes from Korean-speaking Naver. According to the report citing an analyst memo from South Korean-based Mirae Asset Securities, Samsung is planning to sell 45 million units of the Galaxy S6. Out of the 45 million units, 10 million units are said to be the dual-edged version of the smartphone. The report also tells us what we’ve heard in the past, which is the S6 will reportedly be available in a version that comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor under the hood, while the other will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7 Octa CPU. Both CPUs are 64-bit octa-core processors. Availability of these versions depend on the region.
Now let’s talk about the screen and design. The report says that the dual-edged version may be the only variant to sport a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) screen. When it comes to the design, it is said to sport a “half-metal unibody.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but we’re guessing it will borrow a few design elements from Samsung’s Galaxy A-series and the Galaxy Note 4.
Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch salt.
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