Awesome Galaxy S VI concept skips a generation to hint where Samsung should head after the S IV
The linear "progression" of technology in terms of bumping up specs and distancing phones from humanly measures makes the design process very unnatural and ultimately boring. Thus we have made a turnaround, and replaced designation IV to VI, in hope that humane design will once again be a part of mobile phone industry.
So we made this version, the Galaxy S VI, which would take the existing concept of smartphone to a new levels. Among other things, it includes return to smaller screen size (4.5"), larger frame/edge around screen (because it's more ergonomical despite almost everyone thinks there should be edge-to-edge screens just to integrate larger diagonal in smaller body), more advanced wide-gamut OLED tech, and finally, the non-rectangular surface of the screen, which nevertheless places traditional "rectangle" of 1920x1200 resolution in it, and the rest uses for additional functionality.
Awesome Galaxy S VI concept skips a generation, hints at where Samsung should head after the S IV
1. imkyle (Posts: 983; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
I just came in my pants. Thanks PA for the morning wood.
17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4010; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Let me add some more to that. lol Check this out, it's official Android now dominates the tablet segment not just the smartphone segment.
50. paulislegend (Posts: 38; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)
whhhyyyyy cant this be a real thing,,, this blows away anything out there.
68. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)
It's too thin to house everything. Oh and it doesn't look like it's made out of cheap plastic. Not Samsung.
15. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1345; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
they are giving Samsung some new ideas
20. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4010; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Samsung's R&D is already there. You know once Flexible screens are 100% ready for the consumer market, Samsung will blow away anything we just read.
23. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5399; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
I know, and I love the design very much. I know Samsung can see this concept, but don't believe this concept first, we can believe it in the future, because the specs are just super.
84. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
These arent entirely new ideas! It looks so HTC-ish to me. Hahahaa..
24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3011; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I would get this and get over with everything if it was real!
40. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
I dont believe Samsung's capable of designing something like this, it would be really nice if they did.
60. Taters (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
They are more capable than most. Whether they choose to is another story altogether but they definitely can with their resources.
49. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
i do believe it... it said "high quality plastic unibody" haha
87. bobolicious (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)
why does everyone say i dont believe it, its not something that they said would be designed, its only an opinion of what they WANT something to look like.
3. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
This reminds me of the xperia neo l for some reason...
But still great.
19. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
just kidding...almost all phones have look a likes..
28. rgxVOiD (Posts: 433; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
Try bending this, oh wait, it doesn't exist
4. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Nice and all but without a physical home button - waking up the device wouldn't be comfortable.
So - thanks but no thanks.
Functionality >>> style.
25. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
unless you have an easy to press power button like the one used on the XPERIA Z:http://www.esato.com/gfx/news/
26. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Doesn't matter. A power button is either on top or on the side. You need a physical, relatively large button on the front of the device to comfortably wake it when its lying on the table (for example).
32. McLTE (Posts: 695; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Who needs it? I certainly don't NEED the physical home button.
The ONLY time I use the physical home button on my Note2 is when I am going back to my home screen. I can't recall ever using it to wake the phone.
I just did some testing. For ME, it really makes no difference if I push the home button to wake it, or hit the power button on the side (or volume if you have it set to wake).
Having said all that, I do like the physical home button and would like to see it carry on through new designs. You know it won't though as the same functionality can be done without a physical button - it's extra cost that will get cut sooner or later.
38. ilia1986 (unregistered)
You might not need it. Many many other people - me included - do need it.
51. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
The home button is a pain, I'd rather have on screen ones and a power button at the right side... Easy to turn the device on right when you hold it with your hand
35. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
It's people like you that are holding back innovation. You dont need that silly home button like on the GS3 and iPhone.
44. bparkerson (unregistered)
No you don't...Have you ever used a Nexus device? I never once considered it "uncomfortable" to wake up my Galaxy Nexus. The physical home button is one of the main reasons I decided against the GS3 and Note 2. I could accept a compactive home button but why have a physical one? I could go on and on but that's for another topic. Sadly, it seems the GS4 will have the same.
80. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
this is where you are wrong. the home button when depressed can act as a shortcut....you would know this once you are using different roms. also if the phone is facing flat on its back. its really more comfortable to press the home button over the power button.
using a capacity version feels weird. i have tried it on my previous nexus but i like the home button much more
45. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
So is there a problem with just pushing the power button to wake it up? That's been working just fine for me on my Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Transformer Infinity,etc. I can't stand the physical home button, if they feel the need to not use onscreen buttons then capacitive looks much better.
61. Taters (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Home button is much better. You can hit it to wake up and just move your thumb slightly to swipe to unlock. Almost in one motion.
A far cry from hitting the power button and then moving your thumb all the way to an area that is close to where the home button would be anyways and then swiping to unlock. Why not wake up and swipe to unlock right next to each other instead of reaching for the power button?
Try going back to a physical home button, it's much MUCH better.
Of course the BB Z10 way is best.
Z10 > physical home button >>>>>>>>>> any other method.
75. deathgod (Posts: 120; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
It takes like a second at most to move your hand from the power button to swipe to unlock the screen, its negligible at best.
I used home buttons all the time my cousins gs2, ipad2,iPad mini, and find them bothersome. I guess I just prefer the button less design of devices
77. Meleagru (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)
With a bendable screen, there could be added functionality in that. And touch panel on the back. I'd love a seamless phone, with no holes, nothing to poke at, great durability and design. It's going to happen. Buttons are soon going to be a relic, a transitional semi-flawed design until we get to real deal.
89. jsilverstreak (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
no need for a button it can just detect your hand when you pick it up or put your hand next to the screen
65. akki20892 (Posts: 3438; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
i seen Nokia's bend-it phone in Nokia 2011 Event........!!!
7. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Interesting concept, but I'm sure that even if Samsung managed to pull off somthing as good as that, some people in this forum would still complain about it becuse it's "cheap plastic".
31. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
The "cheap plastic" is something samsung brought on by themselves!
After 4 flagships why do they still use cheap plastic? or why don't it feel premium enough? All Lumia phone's which uses Polycarbonate feels premium, even Htc's phones feel premium!
33. McLTE (Posts: 695; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
The only issue that I have with Samsung's "cheap plastic" is that they continue to make it smoooooth and slick.
put a rubberized nano coating of some kind on it and I'll smile with my plastic phones forever.
41. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
No matter what they use on the plastic, its still Samsung's Plastic. Which is Cheap!
That's Samsung's own fault!
53. cretinick (Posts: 147; Member since: 25 Jan 2011)
You know that Cheap Plastic is a very resistant polycarbonate, don't you?
I don't like the look and feel of the Galaxy SIII's polycarbonate. But it is not cheap, and is resistant.
55. _PHug_ (Posts: 380; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
Sure your Lumia and HTC may look/feel premium but their combined sales can't touch the Galaxy so it's only a factor to a minority.
PS. I wouldn't be caught dead with a Lumia
58. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
PS. What are you a Idiot?
What does sales have to do with this? The point is Samsung don't care what you Idiots think! they will just make cheap looking, cheap feeling phones for you brainwashed fanboys to buy!
Also that Lumia is way better looking and has way better build quality, has way better Maps, has a way better camera then your cheap looking Galaxy!
All you have is more core's and more fart apps!
64. Taters (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Is that why the GS3 took home all the 2012 rewards and your precious Lumia 920 won nothing except the heaviest phone award and the noisiest day time photos award? Or I forgot it also won the largest device with a 4.5 inch screen award!
67. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
Whaaaaaa! The Lumia 920 won 12 awards in 2012! want proof?
What else you got fanboy? you are the precise definition of an Idiot!
72. maccess (Posts: 599; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)
at least the MWC judges are not one of them..
73. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
Well Nokia won best smartphone award last year when they announced the 808!
If they release a flagship at MWC this year they would have won again!
74. Taters (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
So wait..... The Lumia 920 won some crappy obscure awards and that is somehow better than the more prestigious awards like all the important phone of the year awards that the GS3 won? And that is more important than sales? I think Nokia would disagree and would love the sales of that cheap plastic crap that took home the Oscars of cell phone awards. The GSM awards.
I don't think that you should be calling other people idiots. Haha
8. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2446; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
Hahaha that wont ever happen
O and this is the joke of the morning, you know? Coming from the apple conspiracy camp and all? Looool
Good morning ppl
9. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)
this is so awesome....hope it comes out this year...:D
12. Diego! (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
this is simply stunning! I love this concept! Bring it on Sammy! :D
13. ddxmms (Posts: 143; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
i like htc one design more, you know why because its real !
14. tiara6918 (Posts: 1402; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
But unfortunately, I doubt that Samsung would make a phone like these concept design, it would only remain as a fantasy
27. Diego! (Posts: 504; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)
Sammy, hire the guy who designed this beauty. It's a fantastic design! :D