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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6: Specs & Features, Release Dates, Pricing, Latest Rumors

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With the release of the iPhone 6 coming next month, many are wondering how Samsung will respond to Apple's new smart phone when they release the Galaxy S6 in 2015. And while the S6 probably won't launch until Q2 next year, it's not too early to begin comparing how these two phones stack up against each other. 

APPLE iPHONE 6

Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 6 early next month at a September 9th event, and according to Yahoo will begin selling the device most likely within 10 days of that, perhaps as early as September 19th. 

The tech rumors went crazy this summer when it became apparent that Apple would be releasing TWO iPhone 6 models this year, a 4.7-inch screen version and a 5.5-inch screen version. These would be the largest iPhones ever, and appear to be a response by Apple to the success of larger phones like Samsungs Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones. The new iPhones are also reported to be much thinner this time around, perhaps as thin as the current generation of iPods. Sapphire glass has been rumored to be covering the display this time as well, in order to better prevent scratching. Thinner bezels are also expected, and perhaps even curved screens. 

And don't forget iOS 8, Apple's new mobile OS should launch on the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 this fall. Apple announced that HealthKit, a new fitness management tool, is part of the new OS and will most likely integrate with the iPhone, iPad and iWatch.

Mashable reports that a rumor recently flooded Twitter which claimed the iPhone 6 would cost $800 off contract, which would make it one of the most expensive smart phones ever. 

GALAXY S6

One thing a lot of people don't like about Samsung's Galaxy S line of phones is that most of the phone's body is made of plastic. Well, that might all change with the Galaxy S6 because Samsung proved with the Galaxy Alpha phone that they aren't against having a metal chassis. Based on how much everyone is always clamoring for a metal Galaxy S phone, the GS6 might be different from its predecessors. 

The GS6 should also feature one of the best processors on the market. While it is still unclear exactly which CPU will power Samsung's next flagship phone, expect a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, possibly the 805 or the 810

Samsung's Galaxy devices have always been noted for their larger and excellent displays. But don't expect a huge increase in screen size for the GS6. It's thought that a 5.2-inch or 5.3-inch screen is likely. And a 4K screen, supporting a resolution of at least 3840 x 2160, might not be beyond the realm of possibility for Samsung. 

The Galaxy S phones have always had great cameras. According to Air Herald the GS6 could have a 16- to 20-megapixel camera, which would give it one of the biggest image sensors of any smart phone on the market. 

As for the price, expect such a high-end phone to cost between $500 to $600 off contract. 

If Samsung continues their trend from previous years, the Galaxy S6 could be announced at next year's Mobile World Congress from March 2nd through 5th, and perhaps launch later that month. 

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