Details of Samsung’s plans for its next flagship Galaxy S smartphone are leaking out, as the tech world begins the countdown to its expected launch in March.
A user agent profile (think of it as a snapshot of specifications that’s passed to content providers so they’re au fait with the capabilities of the device they’re developing for) discovered on Samsung’s website suggests the Galaxy S6 will feature a super high-resolution Quad HD 2K display.
That’s some step up from the Super AMOLED screen technology that Samsung has favoured since the early days of the Galaxy S range and would bring the S6 in line with the lavishly specc’d LG G3.
Perhaps more importantly, adopting a 2K display also suggests the phone-maker is determined not to leave itself open to previous criticisms that it has delivered disappointing incremental updates to its top-end handsets.
A separate leak, and this time we’ve got Sam Mobile to thank for the info, laid bare Samsung’s intention to improve its fingerprint scanning security technology this time around.
The change will apparently see the Korean giant ditch the maligned ‘swipe-to-unlock’ method from the Galaxy S5 for a 'press-on' touch-sensor that’s more akin to the iPhone.
Consumers criticised the Galaxy S5's swipe system for being inaccurate and fiddly, partly because the area for registering users’ fingers wasn’t large enough.
Rumours swirling on tech blogs suggest that the Galaxy S6 will also boast the latest Qualcomm processor, a rear-facing 20-megapixel camera and an enhanced five megapixel effort up front.
It's also purported to feature an all-metal construction.