New details about Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone, expected to launch at MWC next month, have surfaced. As per the new details, the new Samsung flagship will feature a toned down TouchWiz UI, while another report has claimed that mass production of the Galaxy S6 will start next month.
A business publication from Korea claims that the company is planning to remove unpopular and unnecessary apps from the TouchWiz UI to “reduce the capacity of system memory.” It also stressed that the company is focusing on improving its function by “strengthening core features.”
An industry source noted, “We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6.” The source however did not offer any further insight on the new UI expected on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Considering that Samsung has been facing user outrage for eating up inbuilt storage with its proprietary TouchWiz UI and other bloatware, the reported move to reduce the memory footprint on its flagship handset is definitely good news for Samsung phone buffs.
Another report (via GforGames) emerging from Korea has tipped that Samsung plans to start mass production of its flagship handset by next month. It also adds that the worldwide release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 might happen only after MWC – early March.
The report also cites an industry insider who contradicts and goes on to claim that Samsung already kicked off the mass-production in Vietnam.
Further, cementing the fact that Samsung has already started volume production of its next flagship handset, a report earlier this month claimed that the company showcased the Galaxy S6 only to select partners and not consumers at the CES 2015.
Notably, the source corroborated earlier leaks and suggested that the Galaxy S6 will feature a ‘dual-edge’ display.
We remind readers however, that nothing is official yet, and that all such leaks must be taken with a pinch of salt.
Based on previous leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S5 successor is codenamed Project Zero, as it is reportedly being built from scratch.