Exclusive: Samsung’s Next Big Thing is codenamed Project Zero

Samsung has released all of its flagship devices for the year 2014, and now people are directing their attention towards the company’s Next Big Thing, the Galaxy S6. Yes, it’s that time of the year, when we start talking about the next-generation Galaxy S device and, it’s going to be epic, that’s for sure!

According to our sources, the Galaxy S6 is in its early stages of development, so they weren’t able to confirm new specifications or features at the moment. However, what they did tell us was its codename; Project Zero. And, that right there is one interesting bit of information. This is the first time Samsung has decided to go with such a unique codename. In the past, Samsung has always used letters as codenames for its flagship devices, for example: Project J (Galaxy S4), Project H (Galaxy Note 3), Project K (Galaxy S5) and Project T (Galaxy Note 4). So what is the real reason behind Samsung opting Project Zero as the Galaxy S6’s codename? Our sources report that Samsung is probably developing its next-generation flagship device from scratch, with an entirely new vision, hence the codename.

Project Zero is an indication that Samsung is trying to achieve something unique and different with the Galaxy S6, which is exactly what we wanted from the Korean giant. Samsung wasn’t able to impress the world with the Galaxy S5, which clearly reflected in the company’s recent quarterly earnings report. The Korean giant is taking it very seriously this time, and is trying to do whatever it can, to make its Next Big Thing a major success.

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q8peace
1 year 7 months ago

nothing will make samsung survive from losing they have to change the way how treating there buyers im using note 3 9005 back in his days was powerful now after kit kat it become sucks and sick of old touchwiz samsung at least should port something from the newer touchwiz but they will never listen as usual no matter what they going to do if they dont change how software update work they wil keep losing and releasing a lot of variant with no support they just piss people off wait when the next big thing s6 realesd and see how many variant will come / note 3 with so many custom roms and i will never waste my money buying other samsung phone

alastairgreen_Nexus
1 year 7 months ago

Porting new TouchWiz on the Note-3 would be a heavy task as it will demand a lot of time and resources as it will slowdown the release of the update or they can port some bits only.

superg05
1 year 7 months ago

i would like them to start bring out the newest chipset not just one higher than last new for example the go 801 to 805 even though 810 is available on your highest end phone the note jump to the latest and nuke other oems in performance

droopyar
1 year 7 months ago

Easy, make alpha brand superb, full aluminium body with BACK alumium, 8 megapixels selfie front camera, 3000 mhz battery, android lollypop, 20 megapixel camera, full 4k, etc. You have here samsung S6… top1 seller in the world

gtone339
1 year 7 months ago

Samsung should announce their ‘next big thing6′ right after MWC 2015…

nupicasso
1 year 7 months ago

1. They need to get rid of the physical home button. Onscreen nav keys are the way to go. 2 Please, dear God, pot the back key and recent app keys in the right spot. Why they thought it smart to switch them is beyond me. Someone should be for for that one… All it does is alienate and confuse android users… This is an android phone, first and foremost, Samsung… You’ve proven you can’t do software (smart TVs are horrific as well). Stick to kick ass hardware, brilliant cameras and focus on apps(that people can download) to complete with the big dogs. A good example of this is the video editing app. Android suffers in this regard, yet Sammy has a pretty decent editing app. Expand on things like that that are downloadable. Get rid of Touchwiz. People don’t buy the phone for Touchwiz. They buy it spite of Touchwiz.I have a Note 4 and the first download is Nova Launcher to say bye bye to Touchwiz.

Premium hardware, no Touchwiz and exclusive OPTIONAL apps are all that’s needed. Oh… And a 4:3 ratio tablet. Hire me for development and you’ll win Samsung. ;)

Sureshan
1 year 7 months ago

I agree that we need a 4:3 ratio tablet from samsung. That 16:10 ratio just isn’t isn’t convenient in landscape mode which is better for reading and browsing.

xhustler
1 year 7 months ago

I buy Samsung phones for the following reasons;

i) First and foremost, the physical home button. I believe the on screen nav keys are one of Android’s biggest design flaws. That said, Sammy port the home key from the S2 to the next flagships. I find the eliptical home key to be a poor design choice. On my S5, it looks like the designers woke up one morning and they thought, “oh sh?t, we forgot to make space for the home key.”
ii) Kickass hardware
iii) Believe it or not, TouchWiz. Much as it’s laggy, I find it has a couple of convenient features compared to the stock Android launcher. I have tried the stock launcher a couple of times and I always end up switching back to TouchWiz. All Sammy has to do is to make TouchWiz “buttery smooth” like the stock Android launcher and we are good to go.

alastairgreen_Nexus
1 year 7 months ago

Yes and that is my reason too and i’ve found the TouchWiz Launcher the most user friendly one despite of the scarsity of themes and limited personalisation

stanry77
1 year 7 months ago

Regards to the Onscreen button and physical button. There are advantages and disadvantages. On screen button take up Screen space, otherwise app screen would be bigger. Example a 4.7inch no hard button screen has no more user screen than Samsung Galaxy S3 4.7inch. In fact, the onscreen 4.7nch soft button has smaller app screen, the worst part is the phone has to provide screen energy to show u the button, where else the capacitive button require lesser energy.
Another thing I discover when using G3 phone, bcoz it has near zero bezzels, my side Palm almost always touches the screen and it causes multi touch, and accidentally pressed some menu on the side. That is annoying though the screen looks great.

stanry77
1 year 7 months ago

I have been using Samsung flagship since S1 or S. Touchwiz has been made convenient. Not just the front Interface but all those shortcut like swipe to call/SMS from Contact or SMS page, the menu shortcut has been so easy and handy compare to Stock android. Only lately Google android enhances it to make it better even then I find it too many steps. Kudos to Samsung who did the first steps.
Of course, there are some area which I think Samsung had made the UI too heavy andade the whole Smartphone slowdown and another area is the Cartoonist UI, I’m holding S5 and the latest Note 4, they are making it lighter. Which is the most welcome moved.
Keep it up Samsung.

Sureshan
1 year 7 months ago

The First most important thing they need to do is ditch that hedious design, especially that ugly ellipse shaped button. And the second most important is to ditch touchwiz which I doubt they would but rather they could make new skin and give it a new name hence given new life to the galaxy s range away from all its past criticism.

eHoolie
1 year 7 months ago

Hmmm, Project Zero…A zero bezel phone perhaps?

electrikdude
1 year 7 months ago

Hi Faryaab,

Please inform your sources to do one simple thing to make the next big thing a huge success..

Ask then to give us an option to boot either into stock android or touchwhiz. Lenovo is already doing it on its high end phablet.

This would be a huge welcome change. If you can pass on this bit, that would be awesome.

alastairgreen_Nexus
1 year 7 months ago

Or a Google Play Edition

 
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