Comparing the Samsung Galaxy S6 with the S5

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We’re expecting Samsung to unveil their latest smartphone in a few weeks time, and they’re expected to really up their game with the Galaxy S6. According to rumours Samsung have gone for a total revamp with many reports claiming that they’ve gone back to the drawing board’. If you’re a Galaxy S5 owner looking to upgrade, here’s how the S5 and S6 compare:

Design

Speculation is rife that Samsung have ditched the plastic build of the Galaxy S5 and have chosen a sleek metal design for the Galaxy S6. It’s thought that the S6 will boast an aluminium design but we’re unsure whether it will just be on the back cover of the handset, the surround or if they will go with a unibody frame.

There is a lot of debate on whether the Galaxy S6 will be waterproof like its predecessor so the jury is out on that at the moment. The S5 came with a good-sized 5.1-inch full HD display with a resolution of 432 pixels per inch. It’s thought that the S6 will sport a large 5.5-inch Quad-HD screen which could offer an impressive 534 pixels per inch. There’s also speculation that the S6 will feature Gorilla Glass 4 compared to GG3 on the S5. A few features we’re expecting to see on the Galaxy S6 which were also on the S5 are the fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor and it’s thought that the S6 will come in the same range of colours – black, white, gold and blue.

Hardware & Processor

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has a Snapdragon 801 processor, the S6 is likely to feature the new 64-bit Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor and we’re expecting the RAM to increase from 2GB to 3GB in the S6.

In terms of onboard memory, there were 16GB and 32GB models for the Galaxy S5, it’s thought that the S6 will come with a minimum of 32GB of built-in storage which can be increased to 128GB with a microSD card.

Not much is known about the battery we can expect to see in the Galaxy S6, the S5 came with a 2800mAh battery and the very useful Ultra Power Saving Mode for increased battery efficiency. This mode will undoubtedly be featured on the S6 and we could also see the brilliant fast charging which the Galaxy Note 4 currently enjoys.

Camera

There have been reports that we could see a whopping 20-megapixel camera on the new Galaxy S6, which compares to the 16-megapixel rear-facing camera on the S5. We’re highly likely to also see optical image stabilisation, a dual LED flash, 4K videoing and Samsung’s popular camera software such as Dual Camera, Beauty Face and Shot & More. With pretty much all premium cameras now coming with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, we’d expect the S6 to follow suit, this is an upgrade on the 2-megapixel camera on the front of the S5.