Apple is currently the number one smartphone producer but the South Korean-based electronic company Samsung is trying to defeat competition with its “Project Zero” Galaxy S6 smartphone.
The new soon-to-be released model brings a few necessary changes to the Galaxy smartphone line. Instead of just changing whatever was wrong with the past models, Samsung decided to go back to the drawing board and start fresh. The operation was entitled “Project Zero”.
Samsung decided to give up on the traditional plastic casing which disappointed many S5 users and opted instead for a light-weight metal, also used in airplane manufacture. The Galaxy S6 will also feature Gorilla Glass on both sides, front and back.
New screen and camera updates will also be available while some house apps, which proved to be quite annoying to users, will be removed. This will also prevent unnecessary memory usage. The new S6 model will run on Samsung’s own 64-bit, 14-nanometer Exynos processors thus ending the collaboration with Qualcomm Inc.
Samsung also decided to build the S6 as a device with non-replaceable batteries. The phone will also have the ability to charge “without a dedicated accessory”. But users will still be able to opt for charging via cord thus obtaining 4 hours of functionality after just 10 minutes of charging by cord.
Samsung is also trying to dethrone Apple in terms of mobile payment systems. Apple has already released its services in September last year and many retailers have started to install the necessary near-field card readers. Samsung is planning to launch the payment service in the U.S. and South Korea in the second half of the year.
The system will give Samsung users the opportunity of making mobile payments through magnetic strip-card readers without needing an external accessory, a necessary component when using other models.
The new S6 smartphone was given a good initial reception, thus boosting shares to as much as 3.9 percent on Monday, March 2, reaching its highest value in the last 9 months. Some reviews described the S6 as being “Samsung’s best-looking to date” thus erasing a bit of that disappointment generated by previous Galaxy models.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 will be released in April this year.
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