Samsung Galaxy S6 specifications ‘confirmed’ in AnTuTu benchmark listing
The Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone has appeared in the popular AnTuTu online mobile benchmarking database. The obvious successor to the flagship Samsung Galaxy S5 isn’t supposed to be launched for months and this is perhaps the first true, yet tantalising, glimpse of the finalised device-in-development’s specs.
Chinese language tech site CNMO gains the credit for being eagle eyed enough to spot these results. The device is listed in AnTuTu’s database as the European variant codename of the upcoming Galaxy S6 – the SM-G925F. While Samsung devices can vary by region this should set a decent baseline for your expectations.
Samsung Galaxy S6 key specs are as follows, according to the benchmark:
- Processing: 64-bit Octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 plus ARM Mali-T760 GPU
- Memory: 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage
- Screen: 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) display
- Cameras: 20MP/5MP back/ front facing cameras
- OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Smartphone watching insiders say that the above specs are in line with earlier tips, leaks and expectations. However I am suspicious about the 3GB of RAM and 64-bit processor combination. Current Androids stick to 3GB because of the 32-bit architecture and Android 4 – but with a 64-bit CPU and Android 5 that restriction should have lifted and given Samsung another number to increment in their ever increasing specs march.
So what’s compellingly enticing about the Samsung Galaxy S6? Phone Arena suggests it might be the design – which should certainly be an improvement on the ‘sticking plaster’ influenced S5. Also there may well be an ‘Edge’ model with curved screen – just like with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge the S6 could be introduced with a curved screen alter-ego – for a price.
Unfortunately we will probably have to wait until February at the earliest to see the Samsung Galaxy S6. It will most likely be revealed at a Samsung event in the run up to Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona which starts on 2nd March 2015. That’s the way Samsung seems to like to do these initial reveals, and history repeats itself. Will the Galaxy S6 be able to reverse the downturn in flagship fortunes started by the S5?
Via Phone Arena.