Samsung, intentionally or not (and some might say covertly), may have just piqued the mobile world’s curiousity when word of its “Project Zero” next gen smartphone leaked out. While we’re still waiting to hear details on how this would be a “start from scratch” for the manufacturer, SamMobile has been able to get hold of more details about the upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship. In truth, the hardware sounds more like just a step forward, which is, of course, not exactly a bad thing, since any new direction for Samsung still requires one foot solidly set on the past as well.

In terms of display, the Galaxy S6 will sport a QHD resolution, possibly 2560×1440. That would be in line with the current trend among high-end smartphones these days and in the coming months. What isn’t yet known is what size it will come in. The current standard bearer, the Galaxy S5, has a 5.1-inch Full HD screen. Tradition would hold that Samsung would either go for a larger one or even stick to the same size like it did with the Galaxy Note 4. That said, since this is Project Zero, there might even be a possibility that Samsung could take a step back in terms of size.

Processor-wise, Samsung will be forward looking. A new Exynos 7420 is rumored to be the chip that will power the Galaxy S6. This one is a full 64-bit processor, unlike the Exynos 5433 on the Galaxy Note 4 which had its 64-bit capabilities disabled just to have parity with the Snapdragon 805 model. And speaking of Snapdragons, the other variant is said to be a Snapdragon 810, also a 64-bit mobile processor. Samsung is also rumored to have included its own LTE modem, the Exynos Modem 333, with the Exynos 7420, putting it one step closer to shedding off its need for Qualcomm’s chips.

The rest of the rumored specs aren’t exactly ground-breaking, like the 3 GB of RAM which is also common place in Samsung’s top devices. What is noteworthy, though, is that the Galaxy S6 storage configurations might now start at 32 GB all the way to 128 GB, removing the 16 GB option that is admittedly starting to feel too small for high-end devices. Of course, 128 GB of storage has also long been a dream and we’ll have to see if Samsung will be able to pull it off. It definitely has the technology and manufacturing experience to do so.

With all these, the question of what exactly does Project Zero have to offer still remains. Will it make a difference in the software running inside or in the business strategy that Samsung will use? And perhaps more important for Samsung’s interests, will it be enough to take it out of its current financial slump?


  1. Samsung is so desperate to get the word out that they are going to clean up touchwiz that they are starting to look pathetic. Call it what it is instead of project zero. It should be called, ” OUR PERFORMANCE SUCKS PROJECT.”. So now what is Samsung doing again?? They are following in the footsteps of Apple and HTC! I have to give it to Samsung, they are the best followers in the world. Samsung looks at it like this, the iPhone is the highest selling device, and until recently the HTC ONE was rated the best smartphone for almost 2 years. Even with the all new Note4 and the latest best specs, the HTC M8 is still rated a better device on most all tech sites. And what does the M8, M7, and iPhones have in common? Yes that’s right, they all have great performance. I know Samsung, you thought it was other things like a fingerprint scanner and trying your version of BlinkFeed, or depth of field. Don’t worry, you might of figured out this time. And if you did finally figure it out, people are still going to call you innovative for it. Look at APPLE, only took them 5 years to figure out that a little more screen is better.

    • i dont get why people are trying so desperately to pull samsung down… you guys are so negative… you must have a really bad life


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