The Samsung Galaxy S5 was announced in February 2014, during the Mobile World Congress, and was launched one month and a half later, in April. In other words, logic dictates that next year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 should be unveiled and released within a similar time-frame, assuming that the Korean tech giant won’t decide to make drastic changes to its flagship launch schedule.
As it turns out Samsung could actually change things around in 2015, not only by designing the Samsung Galaxy S6 from the ground-up, but also by launching the smartphone earlier than usual. Or at least that’s what South Korean analysts are predicting, pegging the SGS6 for a CES 2015 official announcement. Keep scrolling down for the rest of the story.
Samsung Galaxy S6 to be Announced at CES 2015?
The Korean online publication known as Chosun Biz recently cited analysts from MAS (Mirae Asset Securities – based out of South Korea), who now believe that the Galaxy S6 could very well be unveiled as early as January during CES in Las Vegas (January 6-9). Not only that, but MAS’ analysts are also confident that Sammy will unveil the SGS6 alongside an “edgier” counterpart, which will employ a dual-edged display, similar to Note 4 Edge’s.
Both smartphones might be pushed to the market earlier in order to get a bit of head start against the competition – a decision that might have been agreed upon by Samsung execs in order to compensate for the poorer sales figures of year 2014. Both the Galaxy S6 and the alleged “SGS6 Edge” will be equipped with numerous in-house developed components, which should mean higher profits for Samsung. Analysts predict that 45 million Galaxy S6s will be shipped throughout 2015, out of which 10 million are expected to be Galaxy S6 Edge units.
The Galaxy S6 was already spotted in the database of various benchmarks like AnTuTu, and so far it promises an Exynos 7420 octa-core 64-bit processor coupled with an ARM Mali-T760 graphics chip (of course, we should also expect a Snapdragon 810 variant, if the chip will make it in time) and 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of on-board storage and a 16 or 20 MP primary camera. The handset should make use of Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, which will be largely covered by a new version of Samsung’s proprietary user interface.
We’ll have to wait and see if Samsung really intends on announcing the next flagship in the Galaxy S series earlier than usual, but if the Korean tech giant did brought the handset’s official unveiling closer to us then we’re bound to find out more about it through unofficial channels. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as soon as the story develops.