Benchmarks listed the “next big thing” as packing “just” 3 gigs of memory, but Korean analysts are in possession of different intel.
When it comes to rumors regarding a secret as well kept as Samsung’s Galaxy S6, it’s not unusual for sources to sometimes contradict each other. Even with as little as a month and a half left to go until the powerhouse’s introduction, tipsters can’t seem to agree on design and build materials, or key specifications like processor models and RAM count.
The S6 may or may not rock a full-metal frame, debut with Snapdragon 810 inside, and match the just-unveiled memory champions from LG, Asus and Xiaomi. That last part wasn’t up to debate a while back, when 3 GB looked a safe bet, but a fresh report originating in Sammy’s homeland says the mobile kings won’t make a “compromise” in the multitasking department after all.
It’s entirely possible both 3 and 4 GB RAM variants will be offered for sale starting April, with the former set to keep retail costs (relatively) in check, and the latter to take on the LG G Flex 2 at every level. If our suspicion pans out, we’d also expect less storage space for the more affordable model, and as much as 128 GB wiggle room on the highest-end smartphone in the world.
Speaking of high and ultra-high-end, the Galaxy S6 Edge could itself accommodate 4 gigs of random-access memory, but we don’t see that one rolling out in two separate flavors. Unless we’re talking different CPUs.
Tipped for pre-MWC announcements on or around March 1, the S6 and S6 Edge should further run Android 5.0 Lollipop out the box, sport Quad HD 5.2 inches or so Super AMOLED screens, plus touch-based fingerprint scanners, 20 MP rear cameras and 5 MP front snappers.
Virtually identical under the hood, the two will be separated by S6 Edge’s use of a side curved panel pair with notification-pushing abilities. Gimmick or revolutionary feature? Only time can tell.