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A host of unconfirmed new images show us the Galaxy S6's iPhone-esque chassis

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A host of unconfirmed new images show us the Galaxy S6's iPhone-esque chassis
While the ragtag leakster "community" has been hard at work with the Galaxy S6 for a while now, it wasn't until recently that we started hearing from supposedly different sources that the next Galaxy S line flagship (to be launched on March 1) will resemble the iPhone 6. Considering the bitter rivalry between Samsung and Apple, we didn't think much of it at the time, and decided to sit tight and wait to see what the former really has in store. As per usual, however, the rumor mill is having none of that, and one unidentified insider sent in supposed images of the Galaxy S6's chassis to French NowhereElse earlier today.

After checking the shots out, you too will agree that there is obviously some truth to the aforementioned sporadic claims that Galaxy S6 will end up looking alike to the iPhone 6 – as long as what we're looking at is the real deal, of course. This is mostly reinforced by the image of the supposed bottom side of the S6, which looks remarkably iPhone-esque – from the placement of the speaker grill and USB port, down to the metal frame and the plastic cutouts for the antennas. The shots also reveal a side-mounted SIM card tray slot, suggesting that the S6 may end up being the first Galaxy S line flagship with a seemingly thin, unibody design and non-removable back cover (and battery).

We also notice that the cutout where we expect the LED flash and the heart rate monitor to be has been moved to the side of the camera stack (unlike the Galaxy S5, where it sits underneath it). In other words, the various cases for the Galaxy S6 from the likes of Spigen that we've seen so far have just won themselves some extra credibility.

In all, however, while a chassis is, admittedly, too little to go on generally, it does seem like Samsung will be sticking with an outline similar to the rounded lines of the Galaxy S5. Whether this indicates that the rumors of a dramatic, from-the-ground-up redesign of the Galaxy S6 were false remains to be seen.

From what we've heard so far, the Galaxy S6 is coming with a 5- to 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution screen, a split between the octa-core Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 (depending on region), 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and 5-megapixel selfie snapper combo.


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posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:00 6

1. Zomer (Posts: 252; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Fake.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 09:18 2

35. orphant (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


For sure, just another clone of of the iPhone. This also doesn't match up with other leaks we've seen.

Initially I thought it was a Goophone i6 but apparently they use lightning port too, not microUSB. Surprising how many people assume that this isn't an iPhone clone.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:01 10

2. afegit (Posts: 45; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Are you sure Samsung havent confused the Galaxy S6 with the IPhone 6S?

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:05 3

3. frankg (Posts: 151; Member since: 14 May 2014)


Yeah,, I think somebody made a mistake as it looks like a lightning connector on the bottom....

Edit:

The second picture the left hand side is an Iphone 6S.... go google it. The other on the right looks different, but still, it it makes me believe the others are also fake...

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:14 11

6. Victor.H (Posts: 644; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Are you kidding? The first picture clearly shows a microUSB port (iPhone's Lightning is an oval), and on the second picture the iPhone is there for comparison.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:22 3

8. vincelongman (Posts: 4102; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Oh thanks that 2nd pic was really confusing me lol

Dam I was hoping for USB 3.1 Type C

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:03 2

21. frankg (Posts: 151; Member since: 14 May 2014)


I just can't believe Samsung will copy apple so much, if they do, I think it will be a huge fail.

Use metal is a good step, but the chassis looks like a clone.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 09:48

36. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Hm, worked good for the the 1st time, if Apple say anything this time, it will be Samsung saying no 14nm cpu for you, get lost

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:05 2

4. Kumar123 (Posts: 485; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Can't wait for MWC. March 1st going to be a great day.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:07 13

5. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


I'm not sure if it is IP6 or S6, but I'm sure this photo is taken from the toilet.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:41 4

12. HSN87 (Posts: 109; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


Thank u so much for providing such great info :D

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 11:36 1

39. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hahaha lol......

Looks like he had pressure number 2

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:14

7. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


The photos were taken at a toilet :(

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:37 1

11. Spedez (Posts: 437; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


I can almost smell the sh*t looking at those pictures.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 09:51

44. FluffyBled (Posts: 470; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


:o taken by a girl i guess :O (Accidentally looked at "his" nails xD)

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:27 1

9. KyleRiemen (Posts: 116; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


With non removable battery i'm out...

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:51 2

26. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


idem, ditto, whatever. Like someone else said, if this is really the new S6, then Samsung better be prepared for a new nickname; the iGalaxy 6.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:31 2

10. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


Other than the camera, flash, and USB holes, everything seems to be identical to the IP6. But of course it's just the chassis. I expect more difference once it is unveiled.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:41

13. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3713; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


LOL... Stealing... Pics in toilet.

Looks good though.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:55

14. calinormy (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


A Turkish toilet...ha ha

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 05:04

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Turkish toilet? So S6 will be made in Turkey then? Well thats not bad if it ever happen, because I think turkish products are durable. we are dealing with turkish carpets and they are pretty hardwaring and durable than the chinese and belgium

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 10:26

38. pixel8or (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


Not necessarily a Turkish toilet. Indonesia has those too.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 05:00 1

15. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


it looks quite close to ip6's design. Why sumsung will follow the design language of ip6 when they have a long history of law suits with apple?

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 05:03

16. kameni011 (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


if there would be glass on back , S6 will be Z3/iphone6 copy. These stripes on corners look like Z3

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 05:14

18. vurobega (Posts: 45; Member since: 16 Nov 2014)


i think more like Z2/IP6 copy than Z3... because Z3 has rounded side like IP6...

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 05:24

19. UglyFrank (Posts: 1580; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Why would they move the headphone jack to the bottom?

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:41 1

24. Iodine (Posts: 1303; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Because of this Apple bashing Ad....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QR8A3T6sPzU

Look at how they think an Apple fan reacts to such upgrade.... But sudenly it's not bad when they will do it...

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 09:18

34. durrav (Posts: 24; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Because it is a better place to put it. I have always wanted it on the bottom and I'm still waiting for the Android flagships to put it there.

I always put my phone upside-down in my pocket because it's a more logical movement from holding it in my hand. But when I'm listening to music I have to put it upside-up. And when I'm charging and listening in the same time it's more clean to have all cables on the same side.

/Nexus 5 user

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 05:38

20. chunky1x (Posts: 270; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


I don't think that the S6 is water proof.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:16 1

22. tech7 (Posts: 14; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Name it "i galaxy".....

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:41 1

23. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


seriously, as a longtime Samsung Galaxy S user, I'm horrified that Samsung would copy the iPhone. Not only does it give the copycat label new credence, it's an embarrassent to the people who love Samsung phones. If it looks like an iPhone, I will switch over to another manufacturer and never purchase another Samsung phone again as long as I live.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 08:23

31. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


No one knows if its real. Just wait for more leaks or MWC.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:49

25. phljcnth (Posts: 481; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I think the only part that resembles the iPhone 6 is the bottom part. The Galaxy S6 will still have a separate back panel just like the Galaxy A series. The sides and top look nothing like the iPhone 6.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 07:05 1

27. nctx77 (Posts: 1697; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Dear god this company has no shame. If this is the S6, this may be a worst ripoff than the 3GS. No wonder the marketing guy stepped down. Medical reasons my @$$.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 07:06 1

28. nctx77 (Posts: 1697; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Dear god this company has no shame. If this is the S6, this may be a worst ripoff than the 3GS. No wonder the marketing guy stepped down. Medical reasons my @$$.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 07:28

29. Symon_Fleece (Posts: 335; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Why it's look like iphone 6/6+ ?. Seems the back and battery isn't removable, becasue of sim tray on the left

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 07:47

30. seven7dust (unregistered)


Since 2007 this is what has been happening
Apple innovates , Samsung copies ,
been the same since the original galaxy s.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 09:54

37. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sorry but Apple now uses 4.7" and 5.5" screens so that a big copy if you look at there iPhone 5 ads

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 19:13

41. ianmac9 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Well let's see, what does Apple copy? IPhone design, copied LG Prada; 30 pin connector, copied Motorola; Mag Safe connector, copied Asian rice maker company; Lightning connector, copied USB-C; Siri, copied Dragon voice system from nuance; widgets, obviously copied Android; Apple Pay, copied Google wallet and softcard; imessage, copied BlackBerry messenger; app store, copied BlackBerry again; front facing camera and facetime, HTC and Skype; Airdrop, copied Nokia with their Bluetooth low energy software they tried to advertise 10 years ago, and no one uses it now. Apple copies a lot and people think they are the first to do things because they are the KING of advertising.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 20:18

42. seven7dust (unregistered)


one word iO.S , introduced in 2007 , everything else became obsolete after that ,nothing else you listed made as much difference.

back then Nokia feature phones and blackberries ruled the roost , a world controlled by buttons ,

the LG prada was a joke that was discontinued, what O.S was it running ? which App store did it introduce , ya though so ! it did nothing.

but you guys hate Apple too much to understand
Looks its a waste of time to argue.

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 00:22

43. ianmac9 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


Well, orginally it was called "a version of OS X", then iPhone operating system, and then iOS in 2010. and until late 2008, the iPhone only had 15 apps cause there was no app store. But anyway, the point of the initial conversation was that Samsung always copies Apple, right? Yes. My point was to show that Apple completely ripped off the iPhone 4 design, along with a list of other things. And, actually many things I listed improved iOS, ie the app store, you'd have the most boring phone on the market without it, and let's not forget multitasking that they copied from PALM. Android, blackberry, palm, and other were around making their own OS, so iOS did not "render everything else obsolete" as it didn't come with an App store. Originally, in my opinion, Windows had a very good, if not the best, mobile operating system around 2008-2009. It was a lot like a stripped down version of Windows XP and it was great for documents, email, things of that nature. It was as close to a hand held workstation as I've ever seen and it was amazingly productive and reliable although very boring: the reason it did not last. Like I said in my previous post, Apple is the king of advertising.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 08:24

32. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


How can you people assume its real...there is no proof that its the s6.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 09:16

33. zig8100 (Posts: 227; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Im not too happy about this if its true. I love my removable battery. Samsung better have a trick up its sleave with 2 day battery life and 30 min charging from 0 to 100!

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 19:44

46. mythhood (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


A few years ago, Samsung started supposedly working on NFC charging, and its earliest estimates were the galaxy s6. That would mean anything within 6-10 feet can charge.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 14:40

40. Dr.Hye (Posts: 95; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


This is an iphone you fools. Who ever brought this up is a fool. It's so obvious. Look at the speekers on the bottom right corner and the lighting charging port and the headphone jack on the bottom left. It's an iPhone. Leave it to phonearena to post stuff like this without reviewING anything. Wow. Horrible

posted on 05 Feb 2015, 19:38 1

45. mythhood (Posts: 17; Member since: 05 Feb 2015)


"I never have a problem stealing a good idea" -Steve Jobs
"Some ideas are too good to be kept to yourself" -Tim Cook
While these may not be exactly quoted, Apple does have a history with taking other people's ideas and putting them all in one "Frankenstein" device.

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