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Samsung Galaxy S6 leak reveals a surprising amount

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 flagship phone, set to launch in March 2015, has already leaked online, revealing a Quad HD screen, powerful camera and 64-bit performance.

We’ve already speculated on how the Samsung Galaxy S6 could be the best smartphone ever, and now we’ve seen the first details trickle out online, five months ahead of launch.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will hopefully sport a slick metallic design like the Galaxy Note 4 (above)

A lot of the specs are as expected, starting with a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) screen, although there’s no word on what size that will be. We’re expecting around 5.3-inches, with a very fine bezel surrounding the screen to make the Galaxy S6 as hand-friendly as possible.

You can also expect the Galaxy S6 to pack the same IMX240 camera sensor as the Note 4, which boasts one of the best cameras on any phone right now. Megapixel count hasn’t been decided yet, but could rise as high as 20-megapixel. Optical Image Stabilisation is pretty much a given.

A choice of two 64-bit chips will power the Galaxy S6: either the Exynos 7420 processor¬†(rocking eight cores in all) or the Snapdragon 810 from Qualcomm. That’s good and slightly predictable news, as Android Lollipop now supports 64-bit apps. Samsung has also apparently crafted its own LTE modem for hooking up to 4G.

And there should hopefully be reduced battery drain, thanks to a smart new chip that combines GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi all in one. Here’s hoping that means we never again have to use the Ultra Power Saving Mode, then.

So far there’s no word on design, which is something we’re most interested in. Here’s hoping Samsung learns from its past mistakes and doesn’t give us another plastic fantastic mobile.


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