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Samsung employee says that the company is exploring some wild Galaxy S6 designs

Published Dec 31st, 2014 11:20AM EST
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Following various reports that claimed Samsung is designing the Galaxy S6 from scratch, rather than building on previous Galaxy S iterations, an unnamed Samsung employee whose identity has been confirmed by a Reddit moderator posted more details about Samsung’s imminent Lollipop updates for flagship handsets and tablets. At the same time, he seemingly revealed some details about the soon-to-be-unveiled Galaxy S6 in the process.

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According to SamsungRep2015, Project Zero — the alleged code name for the Galaxy S6, which was mentioned in many other leaks — is real, and Samsung is exploring various wild designs for the handset.

“Project Zero is indeed a real thing. I’ve also seen two different GS6 Edge variants, one with the normal Youm display on the Edge, and one with dual curved edges,” he said. “However, when I went to my orientation, a few weeks before the S5 came out I got to physically see the 5.2 inch version. Samsung prototypes a lot and things change extremely rapidly.”

“As far as performance, benchmarks are noticeably higher but not by earth shattering amounts. Overall device responsiveness is vastly improved, and memory consumption is way down. Some build have freed over a gig of memory consumption from cold boot,” SamsungRep2015 added.

“[It’s] not just specs Samsung is focusing on this time around. I’ve heard lots of rumblings about crazy new designs (and I’m not just talking Galaxy Alpha ‘redesigns’ either.) Spec wise though, that all lines up with what I’ve seen/heard, but again there’s quite a good chunk of time between now and April,” he said, answering to the question of a Reddit user who listed some of the expected specs for the handset.

It’s not clear at this time when the Galaxy S6 will be unveiled, but so far, various reports have already detailed some of the specs of the handset, with recent leaks also showing purported Galaxy S6 components and image renders.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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