According to the Korean Media, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 will arrive with a toned down TouchWiz interface. Reportedly, the plan is to strengthen the core features and to eliminate those unpopular or deemed unnecessary, thus reducing the memory footprint of the smartphone’s OS.
This most definitely is great news for all the Samsung’s fans out there, as TouchWiz has slowly but surely grown into a huge resource hog. But how far will Sasmung take this so called “optimization”? Well, according to an unnamed “industry source”, the company is willing to take S6’s OS to Google Nexus 6 heights. Exciting, isn’t it?
Now that we got the software part out of the way, let’s tackle the second big rumor of the day: availability and release. According to another source (also from South Korea), Samsung intends to kick off mass production, next month. And although the world wide release date is not scheduled until after MWC in Barcelona (early March, according to this new rumor), the South Koreans might enjoy the new flagship sometime in February. According to the knowledge of another industry insider, Samsung has already begun volume production in Vietnam.
The same source reiterates things we already heard in the past, like the fact that the Galaxy S6 will come with a metal unibody case and a Dual Edge display (we’re still thinking that this kind of tech is reserved for the Limited Edition of the device). We’re also told that Samsung will use a new type of surface treatment technology for S6’s metal case, but the source did not go into other details about this new tech.
That’s about it for now, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear more.