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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9: MWC’s BIG DOGS Duke It Out


Samsung Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9: MWC’s BIG DOGS Duke It Out

How will the HTC One M9 in comparison to the Galaxy S6? Let's check out all of the rumours so far


Two of probably the most hotly expected Android units are considered breaking duvet at MWC 2015 –– Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and HTC’s One M9 –– and each are key successor fashions and flagships for his or her respective producers. There’s been a tonne of pre-release information in move for each handsets so we idea it may well be great to take a pre-emptive take a look at how they may examine in response to the whisperings from the hearsay mill and leaks from the interwebs.

As all the time, please don’t take this as gospel as it’s going to be according to rumours and leaks, with a little of hypothesis and/or logical deduction thrown in to fill the gaps. Lacking a crystal ball, we don't have any means of figuring out for sure what the general merchandise can be like, simply an inkling from what knowledge has surfaced already. It’s just a little of a laugh!


This is by way of some distance probably the most tricky space to make any more or less forged name as a result of more and more over the previous couple of years we’ve noticed producers undertake using dummies and decoys throughout construction in an effort to throw leaksters and press off the smell. By a few debts that kind of process appears to be on the upward push this yr particularly. HTC has in particular been discussed to be the use of more than one One M9 decoy units, so we will be able to’t make certain any of the leaks we’ve noticed thus far are if truth be told consultant of the release product. On most sensible of that you've got such things as a tip-off approximately Samsung pronouncing it has a few layout prototypes at the desk and, till nearer to release (ie: more than likely someplace within the subsequent month) nonetheless hasn’t made up our minds which layout to head with.

Even so, a few issues have remained constant sufficient in repeated hearsay reviews and leaks that we will be able to moderately with a bit of luck draw one thing out of them.

On the topic of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, stories have again and again claimed we’ll see variations of the handset introduced, with one being a normal version and the opposite an “Edge” type that includes a show that curves over the edges (just like the Galaxy Note EDGE, however each side somewhat than only one). This Edge style will be a restricted version tool, then again.

As for the whole layout of each and every type? Well, as discussed above, it’s been alleged that Samsung has cast off choosing a last layout till the final minute, however with MWC rapid coming near that call will have to be getting made lovely quickly - if truth be told it most certainly has been picked by way of now - and because it occurs we’re now beginning to see the latest set of leaks have a constant glance among them.

The primary factor to assume here's Samsung Galaxy Alpha (which isn’t unexpected taking into account how warmly won that handset’s layout used to be in comparison to the Galaxy S5) with a perfect-skinny profile, a steel encompass, and what seems to be a prime quality polycarbonate again panel. The general form turns out widely very similar to Samsung’s space taste, even though the monitor bezels and finish caps glance to were significantly thinned down for a better display-to-frame ratio. Other stories are on no account concrete, nevertheless it’s been instructed the again panel is probably not detachable (as in keeping with Samsung’s new I-Series telephones) and that the telephone won't function water or mud proofing tech.

HTC isn’t going to make a equivalent backwards step as a result of...smartly, it by no means followed waterproofing or detachable battery covers on its flagships within the first position. There were a couple of other designs leaked however many of the extra convincing ones now not most effective glance rather very similar to each and every different but in addition to the HTC One M8 too. While aesthetic adjustments are obviously obvious this isn't a major layout overhaul in the similar vein as Samsung. And certainly, why will have to it's? The One M8 used to be one of the most easiest taking a look units remaining yr.

Key options seem to incorporate an aspect-to-facet show panel, the facility button being moved subsequent to the quantity rocker (at the aspect), the removing of that unpopular black band on the backside among the show and the decrease component, and, so much particularly of all, a brand new speaker layout. We’ve noticed thus far, one that nonetheless has punched grilles that includes a denser grid of smaller holes, whilst the opposite seems to reflect HTC’s layout at the Nexus 9 - small discrete audio system housed within the very fringe of the highest and backside panels. Like this:


There’s now not in fact a large number of details about the Galaxy S6’s show measurement, even though we now have noticed 5.1in thrown round just a little, crucially although, a large number of resources aspect to the ongoing use of Super AMOLED tech with a QHD solution (2560 x 1440 pixels). Of path the S6 Edge style is one thing of a wildcard requiring additional pixels for the aspect panels.

Likewise, rumours surrounding the HTC One M9 recommend a display measurement among 5.1in and 5.5in (moderately a large bracket actually) and, as soon as once more, a QHD solution and part-to-side layout appear to be the one constant options. Historically HTC has used Super LCD panels (SLCD 3 for the M8).


There’s been a large number of speak about Samsung’s dating with Qualcomm vis-a-vis the Snapdragon 810 chip in the past believed to be making its approach into the Galaxy S6. In the earlier Samsung has presented Snapdragon-primarily based flagships to the broader international marketplace, at the same time as inside of Asia choice fashions that includes its personal Exynos hardware have shipped as an alternative. That seems to be to be converting as, following rumours, Qualcomm has extra-or-much less showed that it has parted tactics with Samsung, for the Galaxy S6 no less than. That method for the primary time ever Samsung shall be promoting one processor style of its flagship in all areas the use of its recent octa-center Exynos 7420 processor. This is considered a 14 nanometre (nm) structure chip in accordance with ARM’s large.LITTLE hardware. The clockspeed is reportedly 1.5GHz however as a result of the 14nm 64-bit structure it runs FAST, benchmarks display it outperforming the Snapdragon 810, at the same time as stories range as as to if it’ll raise 3GB or 4GB of RAM.

Meanwhile, it kind of feels HTC is sticking by way of Qualcomm with the Snapdragon 810 octa-center chip. Again it’s 1.5GHz, 64-bit and ARM large.LITTLE, however a 20nm structure and 3GB of RAM.


Both units were rumoured with 20MP digital camera modules packing optical symbol stabilisation. Samsung is considered the use of considered one of its personal relatively spectacular ISOCELL sensors with a twin-LED flash, however little is understood concerning the entrance-dealing with secondary. HTC additionally seems to have a twin-LED flash for its rear-dealing with number one, however appears to be embracing the selfie phenomenon with a whopping 13MP entrance-dealing with secondary.

Paul Briden 13:57, 30 Jan 2015

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