Jan 02, 2015

    Samsung's Galaxy S6 may be same old, same old

    SAMSUNG'S Project Zero for the Galaxy S6 smartphone may not be as ground-breaking as reports have claimed it to be, if leaked photos of the alleged device turn out to be authentic.

    News site published two photos of the alleged Galaxy S6 smartphone, one of which shows it fully assembled and running. The other photo reveals the three colours of the Galaxy S6: white, black and possibly bronze gold.

    Aside from the slightly bigger display, metallic design, Android 5.0 Lollipop-inspired notifications and new Samsung-style wallpaper, the design of the Galaxy S6 does not seem to deviate much from its predecessors'.

    Earlier last month, leaked benchmark scores revealed some of its specifications, which include a 5.5-inch quad-high-definition display, a 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 20MP rear camera.

    If true, the Galaxy S6 may have trouble helping Samsung get back into the game, given the intense competition in the smartphone market.

    The lack of a major design overhaul in the Galaxy S5 was cited as a major reason for its poor reception, which may have contributed to Samsung's profits plunging just over 70 per cent in the third quarter of last year - compared to a year ago - for its mobile business.