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Galaxy S6 might come in Q2 with aluminum chassis and side-sloping display

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Galaxy S6 might come in Q2 with aluminum chassis and side-sloping display
The rumored dual-edged display for the Galaxy S6 might be more understated than the Note Edge solution, after all, if "reliable sources" tipping an Italian tech blog are to be believed. The sides will eventually be sloping much less here, in order to avoid the dual-edged panel affecting the grip ergonomics. The folks there have leaked a phone or two before, and have now received confirmation not only that the S6 will indeed have a display slightly curved on both sides, but it will also feature a unibody aluminum chassis.

We'll have to see this to believe it, as Samsung has been pretty plasticky so far with all of its Galaxy flagships, and crafting million of aluminum pieces for the casing will be a tough retooling for it to pull off. Moreover, the publication claims there won't be two versions - S6 and S6 Edge - as speculated so far, but all models will be with the flexible curved display, while the separation will be by the chipset utilized - Snapdragon 810 for the LTE units, and a brand new 64-bit Exynos 7 Octa for the other variation. 

The source is also debunking the rumor that Samsung has pulled the announcement of the S6 forward to CES next month, but rather reiterates that we will see Samsung's next flagship unveiled in the usual Q2 timeframe. Where there is smoke, there is fire, and we can't wait to see that eventual display waterfall on the sides of the S6, as well as the purported metal chassis, provided that all of this holds water in the end.

source: HDBlog.it

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posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:04 1

1. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Q2? I just can't believe this to be true

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:13 3

2. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3713; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Why not? Q2 starts April 1st. The S5 came in the last week of March, but every previous Galaxy S model released in Q2.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:26 3

4. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


You're right, I just can't wait. The roumored curving looks not to have any functional meaning like on N4Edge, though

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:53

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3713; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I hear ya. I'm curious too. I have a feeling that they don't plan on holding back this time around.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 10:01 9

8. Aploine (Posts: 426; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


I wouldn't trade removable battery for a unibody

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 10:17 5

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3713; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I agree. My Note 4 feels just as solid as any unibody phone I've played with.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 16:56

28. AnTuTu (Posts: 1578; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Waiting for the beast :)

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:21 5

3. mawhob2222 (Posts: 219; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


New plastic s6

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:30 8

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


I wonder when someone gets a pacemaker or an insulation, do they request for an aluminium unit??

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 10:37 11

11. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Does it really matter ?
I moved from S5 to M8 , biggest regret of my life.
M8 Has literaly 0 features compared to S5 , so yeah id Rather have plastic BUT WATERPROOF device than metal device that has no more features than iphone.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 10:41 5

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


HAHAHHAAHHA, i laught cause one of my girls bought the M8 as opposed to the S5 and is regretting every day.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 11:15 5

15. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


I bought Z2 and I have 0 regret :P I'm not a power user so I really don't need that much features. But I'm loving the waterproof feature.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 15:13 2

25. EC112987 (Posts: 523; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


The M8 doesn't have the features but it's a great device.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 18:44

30. gamblor77 (Posts: 105; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


You do know the S5 is waterproof too right? Don't get me wrong the Sony's are nice, well made phones but their screen and I'd even wager camera aren't nearly as good.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 11:43

38. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


S5 is water resistance :P but either way it's still suit my need for water protection. However, my Z2 is an unlock phone from Taiwan that's why I like it. I can't stand carrier phones in the US now... I do have to say I'm happy with the screen and camera even though I think S5 has better screen. Nevertheless, this beast gets me through 2 days with one charge. Can't be more happy with that.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 09:45 10

6. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


Am I the only one who doesn't want Unibody chasis? I want removable battery.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 10:36 3

10. pegasso (Posts: 270; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


you're not alone

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 10:38

12. shaineql (Posts: 344; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Wait and see , maybe sammy figures something out

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 12:37 2

17. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


I hope. Because Sammy had always an advantage with their home screen, capacitive buttons, removable battery and microsd slot.

I don't care about metal or anything that removes that features. But if they do it without removing those it'll be epic. :D

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 12:43

18. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


*home button

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:59

34. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3259; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


what if it had a slide out battery like digital camera but charging port was on it and water tight seal
more important is front speakers

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 16:16

26. Jefski (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


People need to stop ragging on Sammy because of them using plastic. Pretty much all cell phone users have cases on their phones. The select few that don't use cases are idiots that don't value their "baby"! I've got a Note 4 and I'd love to show off the metal frame but I'd rather keep it protected than having it broken. Can't tell you how many people I know with cracked screens and whatnot.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 10:41 3

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


Sammy, KING OF PHONES.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 11:26 2

16. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


at the end it will be again samesuck

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:00

35. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3259; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


thats apple same body for 4 phones, ios for 8 years

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 12:56

19. Loubielou (Posts: 500; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


After Samsung finally release the Galaxy S6 with the double edge screen the Pundits will finally say Samsung as "The Edge" over the Others,Samsung let the Look of the Galaxy S5 down but just hope we finally really get an Amazing phone and Features that will shock the Pundits and take the pressure off Samsung

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 13:10 1

20. Rich123 (Posts: 32; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)


Good luck getting a screen protector for any phone with curved edges on both sides.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 13:21

21. alouden (unregistered)


I had the same thought. But I am sure they will come up with a screen protector that protects all but the curved edges.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 15:02 1

23. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


It will be probably Corning Gorilla Glass 4. So I don't think you can scratch it easily.

And i'm not sure but if it's YOUM screen it can't be cracked right?

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 16:50

27. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


yes it'll have, in fact it is easy, as far as i know there are bumper case and flip case that the only support are on just corners and open on side bottom and top. so there will be no problem to that.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 23:03

36. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3259; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


why would it be a problem just wider, and foled screens have no need of glass

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 13:30 2

22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I really hope its not true.

Metal = connection issues and easier breaking/denting of the phone. Screw the "premium feel", your gonna get a case for it anyways or your a fool.

Unibody = no removable case to change the battery and most likely no removable SD slot, 2 of samsungs continually stand out features.

Metal and unibody didnt work for HTC and a dozen others, its only worked on the iphone because it started that way.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 15:09

24. KinqElessaR (Posts: 45; Member since: 04 Dec 2014)


Agreed.

I don't understand when people saying "premium feel". If it's so premium material why do they use it with coke tin can?

I mean plastic might be cheap, but aluminum is cheap too. At least plastic works just fine.

But of course you can say it looks better with aluminum. But aluminum doesn't make it elite device.

If people want such a premium device i think they should get a titanium or some kind of precious metal instead of tin aluminum :D

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 19:24

32. Supraman21 (Posts: 307; Member since: 09 Jun 2010)


And how has it not worked for HTC?http://www.anandtech.com/show/7984/discussion-on-material-choices-in-mobile

posted on 20 Dec 2014, 00:18

39. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Yea, and where does HTC sit on the sales chart?

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 17:51

29. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'll wait for the NOTE V. KING OF BEASTLY PHONES. You guys keep complaining bout plastic now they are using a metal uni body wtf do u want from them?

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 19:03

31. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


As long as there is no fricking sloping display.. Gods above, I dont want any edge crap

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 20:13

33. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Only Samsung fan boys want removable battery, no one else cares about removable battery. Just look at HTC, LG and Apple, even Nokia!

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 05:43

37. diyi75 (Posts: 70; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


HTC, LG and Nokia barely make a profit, Apple is Apple. Samsung phones are for power users. As long as the battery remains removable, and the micro sd slot stays, I'm in.

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