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Project Zero: This is Samsung’s Major Galaxy S6 Refresh Plan

by Jacob Kleinman | November 3, 2014November 3, 2014 9:00 am PDT

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It’s been nine month since Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy S5, so it’s no surprise that a follow-up Galaxy S6 is already in the works. According to a new report from SamMobile, the device is still in the “early stages of development,” and may introduce a totally new take on Samsung’s flagship smartphone lineup.

Today’s rumor hinges on the claim that Samsung has given the Galaxy S6 the code-name “Project Zero,” suggesting that the company could be starting from square one with this device. Previous flagship phones have gone by names such as Project J, Project H, Project K and Project T in the past few years. It makes sense to shoot for a total reboot over an incremental update for the S6, especially after the Galaxy S5 fell short of its high expectations, and since Samsung recently said that it’s going to execute a new smartphone strategy.

What can we expect from the Galaxy S6? For now there’s not too much to go on, though one report back in April claimed the upcoming device will sport a flexible OLED display like the one included in the Galaxy Note Edge. It’s also possible Samsung will opt for a metal design like it did with the just-announced Galaxy A3 and A5, though we’re only speculating.

The Galaxy S6 probably won’t be introduced until February 2015, a full year after the Galaxy S5 was announced, giving the South Korean firm plenty of time to work on the upcoming smartphone. We’ll keep an eye out for any Project Zero developments between now and then.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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