Samsung could announce its next-generation Galaxy S-series flagship smartphone, dubbed the “Galaxy S6,” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 in January, according to a report in the Korean media on Monday.
The report from Chosun Biz, a local online publication, said that the Galaxy S6 could be unveiled by the South Korean tech giant as early as next month during the CES 2015, which is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas between Jan. 6 and Jan. 9. The report also said that the new handset could be accompanied by a curved screen variant with a dual-edged display, similar to that found on the Galaxy Note 4 Edge.
Samsung could release the two models of the Galaxy S6 to the market earlier than expected in order to gain a competitive edge over rivals following a poor year in 2014 when the company's smartphone sales plunged, G4Games reported, adding that the Galaxy S6 and the rumored “Galaxy S6 Edge” will feature in-house developed components.
The report also cited some analysts predicting that Samsung will ship 45 million Galaxy S6 units through 2015, of which 10 million units are expected to be of the Galaxy S6 Edge.
SamMobile, however, said that the unveiling of the Galaxy S6 is not expected to occur at the CES 2015, and that the device is more likely to be announced sometime in late February or early March.
Although Samsung is yet to announce the upcoming flagship smartphone, the AnTuTu benchmark already had details about its specifications, which is said to be of a European variant with model number SM-G925F.
A screenshot of the AnTuTu page, showing Galaxy S6 specs, indicates that the handset could feature a larger, 5.5-inch QHD display with a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a 20-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera.
The device is said to be powered by a 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor and 3GB RAM, and runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The screenshot also suggests that the device could come with a 32GB version.