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Samsung Galaxy S6 tipped to run smaller 5-inch screen

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature a 5-inch screen, a display smaller than that of its predecessor, latest reports have suggested.

According to newly leaked import documents, the Galaxy S6 is set to drop down from the 5.1-inch panel found on the existing Samsung Galaxy S5, while moving to an improved, 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD resolution.

While hardly a radical decrease in size, if accurate, this would mark the first time a flagship Samsung phone has lined up with a smaller display than its predecessor.

Contrasting previous claims which suggested the S6 could move to anywhere between a 5.3-inch and 5.5-inch panel, the latest reports have been fuelled by a purported test device spotted entering India through shipping service Zauba.

According to the tracking data, the handset will pair its 5-inch panel with an octa-core Exynos 7420 CPU, 3GB of Ram and an improved 20-megapixel camera.

This specs sheet is markedly similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and would see the S6 closely echo the expected features list of upcoming rivals such as the HTC One M9 and the Sony Xperia Z4.

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One of the most eagerly awaited devices of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to make its first official appearance at MWC 2015 next month.

As well as a sharper screen resolution and improved camera, the S6 has been tipped to benefit from an iPhone 6 rivalling design.

Expected to mimic the Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha in moving to more premium, metal materials, the S6 could feature more rounded corners than its predecessors. An improved fingerprint scanner is also expected to feature in a larger physical home button.

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