Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date, Rumours, News, Specs and Price

Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S6

With the 2014 smartphone race drawing to a close, the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date has become the next big talking point on the tech calendar.

The iPhone 6 rival is expected to touch down in early 2015, with latest Samsung Galaxy S6 rumours suggesting the handset could pair an all new design with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, high-speed storage and Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop OS direct from the box.

Having leaked under the codename ‘Project Zero’, it is expected the Galaxy S6 will be a substantial refresh over the Galaxy S5 – a handset which has failed to ignite substantial consumer interest.

The S6’s screen is one such area expected to be given a sizeable update.

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With the LG G3 having introduced the 2560 x 1440p QHD display to the mainstream smartphone space this year – a feature also bestowed on the Galaxy Note 4 – recent S6 leaks have pointed to the handset making the jump to a QHD panel.

That is not all the phone’s screen could have to offer. It has been suggested a Galaxy Note Edge mimicking double-edged display could also be heading towards the Galaxy S6.

While some reports are farfetched and others more likely, what is almost certain is that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be unveiled in Q1 2015 as a direct rival to the Nexus 6, remaining consistent with previous launches.

What’s more, with both the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4 having bestowed with metal-framed designs recently, it is now widely expected that next year’s Galaxy S6 release will echo its siblings and adopt its own premium materials.

We will be updating this page with all the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 release date details, leaks, news and rumours as new information emerges. Bookmark it now to ensure you are kept in the loop on all things S6.

Samsung Galaxy S6 concept

Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date

As you would expect, Samsung has yet to offer any official details on the distant Samsung Galaxy S6 release date. That doesn’t mean we don’t have a good idea as to when the phone will launch, however.

Like Apple, Samsung has become a creature of habit, with the company’s annual product cycles bringing a level of expectation to certain points in the year. For example, September and the Berlin-based IFA conference means a new Note.

Since the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Korean manufacturer’s flagship phone line has been reserved for unveiling during – or within weeks of – the Barcelona-based Mobile Word Congress conference in February. As such there is no reason to believe this will be different for the S6.

With MWC 2015 to be held between March 2 and 5, we would anticipate that the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date could be confirmed during the manufacturer’s dedicated press conference on either Sunday 1 or Monday 2 March.

This tradition could be thrown off by falling profits, however. With Samsung predicting a 60 per cent drop in annual earnings, analysts have suggested the S6 release could be pushed forward in order to stem the rot.

“Samsung’s profits in the mobile division will continue to deteriorate during this period of changing their line of smartphones,” Lee Min-hee, an analyst at IM Investment and Securities, told The New York Times.

Speaking with Bloomberg, Claire Kim, an analyst with Daishin Securities Co in Samsung’s native Korea added: “We all know Samsung’s third-quarter earnings will be pretty ugly. The earlier release of its new phones could be reflected in its third-quarter earnings, it could give them a slight boost.”


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