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Samsung Galaxy S6 nearly confirmed to carry Quad HD screen, 64-bit CPU

Yes, but what size will the display be, and are we talking 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processing power, or Exynos?

Galaxy S6 concept

With essentially each passing day, we get more intel on Samsung’s “next big thing”, and… confusion escalates. It’s a paradox, yet we seem to know less about the Galaxy S6 today than a couple of months back.

On the bright side, the little we have learned of late looks pretty much etched in stone. Namely, that the GS6 will be outed in two variations, one standard and made of metal, and the other sporting a curve of sorts and secondary side panel a la the Note Edge.

An announcement in the days leading up to the Mobile World Congress in early March is a near guarantee too, as are a couple of key technical tidbits. Never one to play it safe and risk getting left behind in the spec race, Sammy is expected to up the screen resolution ante from Full to Quad HD.

Galaxy S6 User Agent Profile

Bye-bye, 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, hello, 2,560 x 1,440! Of course, Samsung already adopted the record-setting pixel count on the Galaxy Note 4, but odds are the S6 will be smaller, and thus the ppi higher. Diagonal size speculation circles 5.2 inches, which would deliver, brace yourselves, 554 pixels per inch.

Moving under the hood, the purported user agent profile confirming QHD res once and for all also shatters doubt as to S6’s on-board Lollipop readiness. Android 5.0 shall be fully supported by the next-gen flagship out the box, with “base64” listed in the UA Prof.

Sadly, today’s leak does little to clarify the Snapdragon 810 delay puzzle, as the SM-G920A could very well pack Qualcomm’s 64-bit powerhouse, or Samsung’s own homebrewed 64-bit Exynos 7420. Since the “A” in the model number suggests this is the AT&T-bound version, we’d normally expect a Snapdragon to rule the hardware show. But who knows?

Sources: Phone Arena, TechTastic 

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