We first started hearing yesterday of Samsung’s top secret “Project Zero” initiative. The overall gist is this: Samsung’s smartphone sales are down and, as we know from its most recent earnings report, it’s going to refocus on how it sells smartphones, starting from square one. That kind of mentality is apparently being applied to the company’s next flagship, the Galaxy S6, according to the information from SamMobile that revealed Project Zero yesterday. Now the site is back with even juicier details, including some of the alleged specs for the Galaxy S6.
Samsung is apparently going to offer the smartphone with either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of storage. That’s particularly compelling if the company allows consumers to add microSD cards, too, which means you could potentially be carrying a smartphone with up to 256GB of storage. SamMobile said it also learned that Samsung intends to at least sell one model with its 64-bit Exynos 7420 chip.
If history repeats itself, however, Samsung may still opt to sell another model with a Qualcomm chip in markets like the United States, where Qualcomm has an easier time gaining carrier approval. SamMobile said Samsung’s planning to equip at least one model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip to address those markets. Other features include a 2560 x 1440-pixel Quad HD display, though the size wasn’t revealed, and a new LTE modem built by Samsung. Additionally, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera is apparently on tap to make an appearance.
We don’t know what sort of design changes Samsung plans to make for Project Zero, but check out the gallery below which is loaded with images of the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy Note 4, and you can already see that there’s definitely some discernible differences when it comes to adding a more premium touch, particularly when it comes to the metal Samsung opted to use in the Galaxy Note 4. We suspect the progression of this premium design language will continue.
SamMobile is so confident in its report that it even listed the model numbers for the Galaxy S6. In the United States, we can at least expect it to fall on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and U.S. Cellular, according to some of those model numbers.