The Samsung Galaxy S5 was unveiled during the Mobile World Congress earlier this year, and it is for this reason that the S6 is likely to be shown during this year’s event. However, there was a concern that Snapdragon 810 defects could cause the handset to be delayed, although that has now been confirmed as false.
Qualcomm has debunked the rumor and so that would mean the Samsung Galaxy S6 unveil is all set to go ahead for March 2nd, as this is the start date for MWC 2015. Ok, so we have yet to get any sort of confirmation from Samsung that its next flagship handset will be seen during the huge phone event in Barcelona next year, but going on recent years you would think it is a done deal.
Going back to the processor, the debunked delay could be a non-issue anyway, especially if other rumors are true suggesting that Samsung could go with its own Exynos chips in the S6. We did report that we could see a 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 7420 chip doing all the donkey work, and so we will just have to wait on see.
This chip could also work in conjunction with a tri-band LTE Cat. 10 modem, which could mean even faster 4G. However, the only issue here is that this technology could be redundant if there is no carrier to support these faster data speeds. Having said that, TechRadar did reach out to EE in the UK, who said they would be testing out LTE Cat. 10 by mid-2015.
As for as we know the likes of AT&T and Verizon have yet to show any interest in Cat. 10, although that is not to say they will not start to push it next year if the big players release flagship handsets with this tech built-in.