Samsung Galaxy S6

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by wilky76, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. wilky76 macrumors regular

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    I've got high hopes for Samsung next year with the S6, hopefully it be built upon the same design as the Alpha and Note 4 but with a 5.2" QHD screen with a 64bit Snapdragon 808 or 810 CPU & finally 3 to 4GB of ram & slim bezel's without having to sacrifice weather sealing, also get rid of the flap at the bottom.

    32GB as standard along with SD card slot.

    Camera tbh they need to lower the megapixels to 12mp & with a bigger sensor & with OIS that would give the iPhone 6 camera run for it money in low light, but it probably end up being 18mp or something.

    Also get rid of the 5 min 4K video limitation aswell, which might just happen with them moving to 64bit.

    What do you think could the S6 be Samsung biggest seller since the S3 next year.
     
  2. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    Your S6 seems plausible except the small bezels, Samsung seems not really into them...
     
  3. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    Basically it will have the same Note 4 specs + waterproof + new Snapdragon 810 + bigger battery.

    Maybe 20Mpx camera, but I think it will stay 16Mpx with OIS.
     
  4. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    I just want the same thing I wanted last year... A near stock experience.
     
  5. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    I think it will be a disappointment like it always is. Samsung seems to have made the Note lineup their unofficial flagship.
     
  6. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    S4 had pretty thin bezels... oddly enough they went larger for the S5. Hoping they go really thin for the S6, even though I am already getting the Note 4, which also has the thinnest bezels out of any Note yet.

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  7. beavo451 macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure this is a file system limitation, not a processor limitation.
     
  8. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    Same **** as every year.
    An even more bloated, laggy ugly touchwiz , and beastly specs to attempt to run it somewhat "smoothly"
     
  9. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Haters gonna hate no matter what. .....
     
  10. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    I would totally get a GPE Note 4.
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the S Pen and all of its features?
     
  12. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I have no idea what to expect.

    I'd like to see them take it back a notch and go with 5" 1080P screen

    3gb RAM

    Snapdragon 808

    Downward firing speaker

    Android L

    2800 mAh battery

    32gb standard

    Waterproof design remains
     
  13. TechGod macrumors 68040

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    I used a 6+ yesterday and compared it to my Nexus 4.

    I would totally love a phablet for my normal usage of apps. I don't care about the tonnes of additional features the Note has. I want it just because of it's larger screen.
     
  14. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    Aluminium Unibody
    Better camera that is useful in low light even if it's 8mp
    Complete overhaul of touchwiz, remove all the 'features' and focus on useful things and making them work properly.
    4.7-4.9'' screen NOT higher res than 1080p, 720p is fine
    Fingerprint scanner than doesn't require a swipe down
    Specs will be good so I don't care about the processor specs, etc.
     
  15. wilky76 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the QHD screen and the square look are a dead cert for next year with aluminium sides & much thinner design.

    5.2" screen is all but certain aswell, but hopefully not making any larger than the current S5 if anything making it slightly smaller would be much better.


    The reason the S5 has a bigger bezel than the S4 is because of the weather sealing, hopefully they found a way to make them slimmer on the S6 while removing that flap at the bottom and using some kind of weather coating that protects the ports.

    I also think 3GB will be more likely rather than 4GB.

    Snapdragon 808 64bit clocked at 2.8Ghz is more likely rather than the 810, as that will be saved more for the Note 5, and the LTE-A Korean S6.

    Touchwiz needs to be toned down alot get rid of all the silly features like air gestures ect, and concentrate more on performance, HTC has it cracked with their software so why can't Samsung, better still keep it to a minimum like Motorola do while adding better software for things like the camera ect.

    Camera will come with OIS this time around & about time to, but rather than giving us 18 to 20mp, lower it back down to 10 to 12mp while giving us a bigger sensor with increased pixel size & a F2.0 lens, that will finally give us a decent low light indoor camera for once, while still retaining enough detail for cropping.

    32GB should be standard now for internal storage, 16GB just isn't enough anymore, but Samsung and some of the others like LG think here in the UK we don't want bigger storage because people won't buy them, also the Networks play apart in this to thinking they just won't sell anything bigger than 16GB.

    Stereo speakers would be nice but i don't think that will happen.

    Wireless charging out of the box, would also be much welcomed aswell rather than buying it as an expensive add on.


    If Samsung play their cards right with the S6 & learn from their past mistakes then they will have a smartphone that people will want to buy, it be like the S2 frenzy all over again.
     
  16. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Water proof/resistance like Xperia phones but that will mean no replaceable battery etc; will def make it look /feel more premium and solid of course.
     
  17. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    And please, for the love of all things holy, shrink down the electronics and switch to Nano SIM. This change is long overdue.

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    I don't think that's possible anymore. The S2 was great because it was the first time any android phone showed enough power, polish and performance to be considered an iPhone alternative.

    Really Samsung needs to get back to basics. Trim 70% of the features no one uses anyway. Stop with the services no one uses.

    Focus on lifestyle products. Take the top 10 things people do and focus on being the best at those things. Make your android version the fastest and most polished. Forget point of diminishing returns spec wars like screen resolution, and focus on insane battery life and fluid 60fps UI speed with no dropped frames. Make AMOLED screens brighter, more efficient, with longer element longevity. This is the kind of stuff people care about.
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    This is my biggest complaint with the S5. I can't get it in 32GB storage. 16GB is small enough already, but coupled with how much space Samsung takes up, the available storage to the user is less than 10GB. That just doesn't cut it. It is the only thing that kept me from upgrading my HTC One (M7) to a S5 this year.
     
  19. Fanaticalism macrumors 6502a

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    You can have GPE with S-Pen features enabled just like the HTC One M8 has double tap and Zoe in the camera. Put the featured apps in the play store a la Motorola and HTC and updates become a cinch

    The way I look at it, is this. If they used stock android w/ GNL, they can focus on things that sell the phone like the camera, screen quality and the overall look and feel. Dump all R&D into that and forget about it!

    They already have the best camera on a Droid based on reviews. Hardware is finally taken in the right direction (according to the critics). They have the best screens in the business and battery life is right there with the best of them.

    Edit: I would keep the physical home button.

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    Man, between Samsung and carrier apps I have over 40 disabled.
     
  20. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    And the headphone jack will probably be on the bottom

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  21. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    Ugh. I hate that, having the headphone cord cable stick into the palm when holding the phone with one hand. :mad:
     
  22. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    I actually prefer it. Makes it easier for Pocket insertions and removal.
     
  23. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    If we assume the HTC M9 will finally ditch the UltraPixel camera in favor of a 13Mpx one minimum and the next LG G4, I think next year no one will be thinking of Samsung and it's SGS6.

    The LG G4 will probably fix the G3 issues: no lag and better performance with the QHD display thanks to Snapdragon 810, better QHD display in it's second year with more brightness and better color saturation, bigger battery life but still replaceable, still microSD, still 5.5 IPS display in a small body, better camera, no overheating hopefully (at least not as frequently), 3GB RAM, Android L and ART for excellent UI performance, etc.

    Samsung will have a very rough year next year. If we can get the M9 with a better camera + Snapdragon 810 also + 3GB RAM + smaller bezels + bigger battery then Samsung would become the third option for most.

    Add also the OnePlus Two with smaller screen yet better specs and still at 299$ then... Samsung who?
     
  24. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    You don't find it gets in your way when holding the phone with one hand? Come to think of it maybe I've learned to prefer it because I usually put my phone in the breast pocket.
     
  25. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    VERY good summary, I hope everything will come like this, then 2015 will be a good year to buy a smartphone.
     

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