Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors: release date possibly set for March, could bring 20 MP OIS sensor

Galaxy S6 concept

A report by Korean site ETNews contains some interesting information about the features and the launch date of the Galaxy S6.

Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics division, or SEM, will boost production of 20 megapixels modules, which also include optical image stabilization (OIS).

While the Galaxy S5 had a 16-megapixel camera, Samsung’s new flagship could be upgraded with the said 20-megapixel sensor with OIS.

The site also reports that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be launched in March.

Given that the SEM is bound to experience strong growth in the first quarter of the year thanks to the S6, the smartphone will be ready for launch 2 to 3 weeks earlier than expected.

“As the Galaxy S6 was released 2~3 weeks earlier than originally planned, not only the OMS Business Division [which makes the 20-megapixel OIS cameras], but also the ACI Business Division is doing very well,” the site writes. “The ACI Business Division supplies the IVH (Interstitial Via Hole) HDI (High Density Interconnection) for the Galaxy S6.”

Previous rumors about the device’s launch claimed that it would take place somewhere in early March.