The next-generation replacement for Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone might hit the market with several new internal components when the updated Galaxy S6 is eventually unveiled to consumers in 2015.
Instead of a Qualcomm processor in previous Galaxy S4 and S5 smartphones, the upcoming Galaxy S6 could include a 1.8GHz Exynos Octa-core 7420 64-bit processor, as well as a larger 5.5-inch display, according to a Dec. 9 story by Neowin.
The different processor and larger display were revealed through a screenshot from an AnTuTu benchmarking app that lets Android phone users see a list of components in their devices, the report said.
The other specifications revealed by the AnTuTu analysis of the Galaxy S6 phone included a Mali-T760 graphics processor, 3GB of RAM, a 20MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and 32GB of internal storage. The operating system is listed as Android 5.0 Lollipop.
All would be upgrades from today's existing Galaxy S5 smartphones, which include a 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5.1-inch display, a 16-megapixel rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. The S5, which began shipping in April 2014, includes 16GB or 32GB of internal memory.
That's all cool, but Samsung still isn't paying attention to what I still find to be the biggest negative issue with my Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone—no matter what I have tried, I can't find an easy and accurate way of moving my music collection from iTunes into my Galaxy S4 in one simple step.
This is the key change I'd like to suggest to the company as a Galaxy S4 owner since February 2014.
I dislike my Galaxy S4's music player. I used to have an Apple iPhone 4S and had built a wonderful music collection of some 4,000 songs in iTunes, both from paid downloads and by copying my CD collection.
But for months, no matter what I have tried, including the Samsung music player, the Google Play app and even third-party apps from DoubleTwist and others, I cannot move my iTunes music onto my Galaxy S4 in the same configuration as it had in iTunes.
I lose my original playlists. I get duplicated songs and art. I also lose the organization that was present in iTunes.
I just wish that the next Galaxy smartphone comes with a music player app that can easily and accurately move music from iTunes and iOS devices into Samsung's products.
That's what I want more than a new CPU or bigger display. Is that too much to ask?