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Rumor: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 to Feature Minimal TouchWiz; Mass Production Already Underway

January 13, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

 

Now that CES is behind us, it’s no surprise that the rumor mill is spinning its wheels towards upcoming device launches. The success to last year’s Galaxy S5 (pictured above) is definitely on the cards for a launch during next month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the rumor is that Samsung is to change a number of things compared with previous generations. We’ve already heard quite a bit about the Galaxy S6 before now, but sources that claim to be ‘industry sources’ have been shedding some light on the upcoming device and thee’s word that the Galaxy S6 could already be in mass production.

Business Korea is quoting an industry source that says Samsung is “aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google’s Nexus 6”. While I don’t believe that for a second; Samsung’s plethora of features have often been their selling point, I do think that that Samsung is to tone things down quite a bit with the Galaxy S6. There’s a reason that the Moto X line has proven to be popular these past couple of years, it’s because they’re simple, easy to use and still offer meaningful features that users want. By comparison, the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note line of devices include a myriad of features that the vast majority of users will never touch. It’ll be nice to see Samsung focus on delivering a quality experience, rather than a jam-packed one.

The next little bit of news that we have out of Korea is that the Galaxy S6 could already be in mass production. This wouldn’t surprise us at all, especially if an early March launch in South Korea is genuinely going to go ahead. The metal unibody chassis that we keep on seeing in leaked photos is said to be getting a new type of treatment to make it stronger, but there’s not too much known about that as of right now. Hopefully, the Galaxy S6 really is going to be the change that Samsung arguably needs to make to keep their flagship line fresh and new.