Dec 1st, 2014

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Despite slowing smartphone sales and a management reshuffling going on at Samsung, Mobile Chief JK Shin came out unscathed with his job intact. This is either good or bad news depending on who you talk to, but with his back against the wall, we’re hoping next year’s Galaxy S6 will the best Shin has ever produced.

How so? Well, rumors of a “Project Zero” leave us optimistic. This is Samsung’s codename for the next iteration of their widely successful Galaxy series signifying a smartphone that finally throws out previous conventions, building a new smartphone flagship completely from the ground up.

As if there were any doubts, the folks at SamMobile have confirmed the name for Samsung’s next flagship will be the Samsung Galaxy S6 (big surprise), and that the phone will launch alongside a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with a curved display. Look no further than the current Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Edge as a clue of what to expect from the upcoming S6 Edge but because curved display tech is still getting off the ground, it’s guessed that only a limited number of these handsets will be produced at first.

As for the regular Galaxy S6, it’s said the phone will come equipped with a Quad HD 2560×1440 resolution display, 64-bit Exynos 7420 or Snapdragon 810 processor variants, 16 or 20MP rear camera with 5MP front-facing camera, and 32, 64, or 128GB storage capacities. On the software side, expect a healthy helping of TouchWiz (with a new theme engine) on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Anyone else drooling?

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