But I dont want a glass back or non-removable power. In all likely hood this will be the phone that my family and I upgrade to on Black Friday at Best Buy. But on the other hand if it doesn't sell well then I expect a pretty deep discount by then.
Apple has already tried testing the waters with cheaper options and it was a flop, I doubt we get another 5c.
Do you go in every thread and try to troll anything Apple? Seems the Apple hate group is more of a blind cult.
So much for s6 development
But graphics optimization will suffer. Last I checked, Mali sucks and so is the expected graphical performance coming out of the Exynos SoC in comparison.
I now wonder if there is a Samsung conspiracy to spread fud about Qualcomm's S810 so they could use their own Exynos with a more "legit" reason...
By your pettifogging, all phones currently in existence that uses a SoC above 14nm should burn up after the release of Samsung GS6. You want to talk about thermal throttling of the Galaxy S5?Have you ever heard of thermal throttling? Which is more likely to suffer from throttling, 20nm Snapdragon 810 or 14nm Exynos 7420? How about if I give you this hint? I replaced a 22nm Haswell with active fan device that was throttling with 14nm Broadwell fanless that doesn't throttle and delivers consistent performance.
Alleged leaked image from prototype:
I sure hope that the final version will NOT look this much like an iPhone 4 or 5... But then this IS Samsung... No matter how great the Exynos is over the Snapdragon, this phone will be judged by its cover.
Looks like pricing is not going to be a strong suit.
- Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB: 749 euros
- Samsung Galaxy S6 64 GB: 849 euros
- Samsung Galaxy S6 128 GB: 949 euros
- Samsung Galaxy S Edge 32 GB: 849 euros
- Samsung Galaxy S Edge 64 GB: 949 euros
- Samsung Galaxy S Edge 128 GB: 1049 euros
This puts it right in the middle of the iPhone 6 and 6+. Which from a pure phone size perspective makes sense, but it seems a bit optimistic by Samsung I think. Price should be at or below the iPhone6.
A case is a must.
I don't care how good you treat your phone, if no case, it will eventually show everyday wear and tare, a little accidental scuff or scratch, here or there. Which is impossible to prevent over a years worth of use.
So if you don't care what you're phone looks like, then run naked with no case. But if you want to keep it in near perfect condition a year + later, then a case is a must have.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will probably be Samsung's biggest release since the Galaxy S3.
The Galaxy S4 and S5 were just not designed well IMO. The Galaxy S4 was just a more angular version of the SGS3 with a slight increase in screen size. The SGS5 had a superb AMOLED display, but it was pretty much the SGS4 in almost all other regards (except software).
The SGS6 promises a lot of things like metal build, Exynos processor (over awful Snapdragon), Samsung-made camera, overhauling of software, etc. We never know what the SGS6 will look like until it officially gets announced in 3 weeks time.
I'm pretty sure Samsung will market the hell out of the SGS6. They didn't spend much on marketing for the SGS5 for some reason. The SGS3 had the most marketing followed by the SGS4.
So Samsung will spend more money on marketing for the SGS6 and they have also listened to customer's feedback and they most likely have designed a product that meets the expectations of current & former Galaxy owners. This will most likely lure some former Galaxy owners back to Samsung again. It's another tug of war game between Samsung and Apple.