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First images of alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 unibody aluminum frame leak out

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First images of alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 unibody aluminum frame leak out
This might be the first substantial leak of the Galaxy S6 with images showing the brand new design adopted by Samsung for its ‘Project Zero’ 2015 flagship. After hardship in the past couple of years, the company has gone back to the drawing board, trying to revise what a high-end flagship should look like.

The end result might be this alleged aluminum unibody of the Galaxy S6. The leak comes from French publication NoWhereElse, which has an excellent track record with Apple and Samsung rumors.

It does come with a warning that those images come from an early batch of Samsung phones and while chances are we’re looking at the Galaxy S6, it’s not 100% certain, so do take this with a grain of salt.

An evergreen aluminum design has been at the core of Apple’s design success with devices like the iPhone 6, iPads, and Macbooks, but on the Android side of things companies like HTC have also pulled off great-looking aluminum flagships. Would you prefer such a unibody aluminum Galaxy S6 design over the traditionally used by Samsung plastic?


source: NoWhereElse (translated)

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posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:02 10

1. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


Wow. I am having a strong feeling it would thrash the iP6 and HTC M8 in looks :)

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:06 47

2. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


Its a samsung product. It can't thrash anything in looks.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 12:28

47. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Only time will tell.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 20:25 6

64. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


lol. who are you kidding, not me. The Note 4 is currently the best looking smartphone.

posted on 20 Dec 2014, 14:32

73. rkoforever90 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


best looking samsung maybe its noway the best looking phone

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 23:27 5

65. Dranzer10 (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


when S3 was first announced, it was one among the best looking phones until the design became very very common.

posted on 20 Dec 2014, 03:45 5

69. deanylev (Posts: 213; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


The Note 4 is absolutely freaking gorgeous soo... Ye :D

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:16 1

8. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


i think thats the a7 uni body not the gs6

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:17 7

9. tiara6918 (Posts: 2070; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


nothing can defeat the design of the htc m8 and besides this is just the frame

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 09:46 1

27. cncrim (Posts: 854; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Never said never.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 08:12 4

18. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Sorry bro, this is nothing but a galaxy alpha with a metal back which looks like an iPhone 5/5s. It also looks like the battery will not be removable which is its main selling point.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 08:28 1

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My thoughts exactly

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 09:38 5

25. superbec (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


since when a non-removable batt is a selling point???

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 09:44 3

26. xondk (Posts: 1590; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


I think they meant that the removable battery is a selling point, and that they will lose sales if they remove that feature.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:57

45. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


It did well for htc and apple :P

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 17:35

62. hurrycanger (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)


HTC ?

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 08:27 3

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 22052; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol, let the phone get announced first. Fanboys, man I tell ya.

posted on 20 Dec 2014, 19:50

75. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


are you insane? U wont get that from samsung anytime soon

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:06 3

3. dancorcal (Posts: 39; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


This doesn't matter to me personally. The first thing I do with a phone is put a case on it. I would rather them put more battery in tje phone.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:08 1

4. trqster (Posts: 97; Member since: 17 May 2013)


Finally Samsung embraces the metal era - about time! Samsung should concentrate on releasing fewer higher quality phones in the future and the S6 certainly looks promising...

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 10:06 8

29. Doakie (Posts: 2107; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I freaking hate Aluminum phones. My M7 got pits in its aluminum INSIDE of a Seidio Surface case. WTF is the point of a case if inside of a case it gets damaged. Give me Polycarbonate, or throw it back.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:27

37. Supraman21 (Posts: 325; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


Dont be a lil betch and not use a case. I've dropped my phone once and it wasnt my fault. Whats the point in designing a phone if its always gonna be put into a case? Might as well just make every phone a rectangular block.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 10:41 2

33. phonehome (Posts: 668; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


They can release two flagships. One for looks and the other for utility. As long as the internals are the same.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 07:08 8

5. TournaFlyer (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Sep 2014)


No removable battery...NO GO!

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 09:30

23. LiquidGalaxy (Posts: 332; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


I really don't understand this mentality - do you really use your phone THAT much that you can't get a days charge out of it and so requires you to carry a spare battery around with you all day? There can't be many people like you out there...

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:02 11

36. burekbrigada (Posts: 19; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


I registred just to reply you. Yes this phone WILL fail if it abondon removable batery. Reason is NOT carrying a spare battery - very few users do that! But after few years battery WILL start to degrade. In very large parts of word phone must go more than two years. Not necessary with same owner, but will be either passed to family members (or friends) or sold. Maybe not important for USA and rich people around world but for common people it is.

posted on 21 Dec 2014, 14:50

78. p00tis (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Nov 2014)


The battery will only noticeably degrade if you buy a cheap s**tty phone. My iPhone 5 lasted for 2 years no problem, I got through every day on a charge just fine. And there's no reason it would get worse if I used it two more years. The iPhone and most quality flagships have good, expensive batteries in them that last a day at least for years. No need for a removable battery, it only ruins design.

posted on 22 Dec 2014, 07:44

79. stferrari (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


Speaking as a 38 year electronic engineer this is not true. If you understood how Li batteries work, they only have a limited number of charges available to them. The charge life of a given Li battery is a factor of the size (ma rating), length of each charge (what percentage of the battery needs to be recharged per charge cycle) along with now often it is charged (every day, ever other day, etc.). I owned two HTC one M7s which were charged ~80% once per day. Both phones began to suffer significant charge time losses after 18 months of use and had to be replaced within 20 months. I don't think HTC uses cheap batteries.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 14:25 5

55. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I'm one of the few people that carry spare batteries. As I'm sure everyone knows, it's not just how much you use your phone, but how strong a signal you have. I often work outside in areas with poor reception and it kills my battery. I carry 2 spares and it essentially takes me about 20 seconds to fully charge my phone again.

I also agree with burekbrigada. After a year or so the battery will be a lot less than new and switching out the battery a nice feature. Just think, after 1 year, a typical battery will have been charged 365 times.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 13:25

51. phonehome (Posts: 668; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Shouldn't be a problem. All that needs to be done is include a battery that lasts 2 days with very heavy usage, takes one hour to fully charge, and that is guaranteed a free (or steeply discounted) replacement within 5 years.

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