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Image of older Samsung Galaxy S6 prototypes leak; back matches picture of Galaxy S6 cases

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Image of older Samsung Galaxy S6 prototypes leak; back matches picture of Galaxy S6 cases
One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has sent us a very interesting image that he claims shows older prototypes of the Samsung Galaxy S6. While we do recommend heading to the spice rack and grabbing a grain of salt to take the image with, there are some reasons to believe that this is the real McCoy. The position of the back camera and the flash/heart rate sensor matches up perfectly with the image of a case for Sammy's new flagship that we showed you the other day.

It was back in November when the word first leaked out that Samsung would be designing the Galaxy S6 "from scratch." There is no question that Samsung is a downward spiral as Apple caught up to it and both rivals shared the top spot by shipping 74.5 million smartphones in the fourth quarter. And China, where Sammy used to be on top, is also taking to the two new iPhone models as Apple has grabbed the top spot there as well.

Just this morning, Samsung announced a 27% drop in fourth quarter profits. This comes the day following the release of Apple's truly amazing calendar fourth quarter earnings.

While you are examining the picture below, keep in mind that it is allegedly an older prototype model. That means that changes most likely have been made, so before you start playing your favorite melancholy songs and crying yourself to sleep, it is quite probable that the Samsung Galaxy S6 won't look anything like the phones in the picture.

Older prototype models of the Samsung Galaxy S6

Older prototype models of the Samsung Galaxy S6


Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 28 Jan 2015, 23:48 25

2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


This actually looks good.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 23:51 7

5. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


I agree.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:11 2

15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Right, it does look good. That name position on back and camera flash assembly looks good. But let's see the final product, how it could be!

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:14 4

16. tech2 (Posts: 3447; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Not at all. Its slightly better then GS5 but not at all good. I sincerely hope GS6 looks are inspired from Alpha.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 15:36

61. jesse30135 (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Sep 2014)


Right- the exynos 5430 galaxy alpha g850f is and was my favorite phone ever, I traded it for a Verizon like new note 4. Sold it. I like note 4 but there's just something special about the alpha

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:40

47. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 525; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Yeah it looks good. Just the way I wanted unlike fancy good looking devices but useless.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 23:50 1

3. XaErO (Posts: 319; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Thank god it is an old one !!

I guess, most of the people are interested to see the new design language !!

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 23:51 4

4. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Oh, I expected for it to be worse. Not bad looking prototype (⌒▽⌒)

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 23:53 2

6. You_Dont_Say (Posts: 80; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


Is that a Butt?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:44

48. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


no, thats a happy face.......yeah.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 23:58

7. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


the smooth side with no frills looks better than on that note 4.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:03 1

9. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I like the flat design. I wish they'd get rid of the camera hump for good, but doubt that's going to happen. Would be nice if the ring outlining the camera and the flash was a bit thinner too.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:08

12. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I prefer an awesome camera over a flush design with no hump.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:31 1

18. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Yeah, assuming they'll still improve the quality of the camera lol, but either way is fine with me really. I'm quite used to camera humps.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:05

10. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Nice and all but the flash should been on the left like the Alpha.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:33 2

19. RoboBonobo (Posts: 61; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


Looks great. Way better than the GS5

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:50

21. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 791; Member since: 11 May 2013)


I already saw this design leak before claimed to be s4 or s5,,
and this is still not a design from scratch, not worthy to be called project zero --
anyway I am really really excited abt the touchwiz on s6,
i love the design of my note4 but if lollpop and new touchwiz will be damn good, then it's a party :D :D

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 00:59

22. TheHossein (Posts: 93; Member since: 27 Sep 2014)


If it is the prototype , So the original mode should be a little bit better that The GS5 . But I hope they follow the design which used in Galaxy Alpha , It reminds me to the Galaxy S2 , It was great

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 01:00

23. mistercarter (Posts: 360; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


looks pretty much the same as the S5. only they got rid of the dimples on the back and looks slimmer but thats not the complete redesign talked about a few months ago

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 01:11

24. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2049; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


hope its not real looks bad

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 01:20 1

25. robyla (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Looks like a dummy toy. Samsung never understood how to focus attention on details.
Small details can increase the value for several times. Camera department with that crazu frame looks awful, home button as well. Take home button from Galaxy S1, camera instalation from HTC or Xiamomi, tweak it and we are lucky, at least with this. make it minimalistic and premium.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 01:33

26. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


The today M9 leaks (take a look at reddit) is definitely more goergeous, full alu body with really stunning desin (nothing compared to last week leaks)

Check it ou on reddit, you'll be impressed

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 02:39

31. stocklee (unregistered)


how about a link or something?

paste a link, you'll be impressed

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 02:49

32. AmirBudi (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Mar 2014)


I think the model of Galaxy S5 is better.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:32 1

35. karamelakimo (Posts: 109; Member since: 26 May 2014)


awful

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 03:33 1

36. material (Posts: 80; Member since: 08 Jan 2015)


Make It look like any other Device than Samsung and Strap that logo only on the back this time around. It will work .

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 04:25

39. cnour (Posts: 727; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Who care?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 04:27

40. wando77 (Posts: 836; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I wish samsung would take the beading off the front of their phones and just have it on the back

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 04:52

41. .KRATOS. (Posts: 314; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


We have to wait n see, but this prototype isn't bad it kinda looks elegant n clean, i guess they could introduce front speakers n loose the button by a double tap to wake.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 06:19

42. tango_charlie (Posts: 250; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


It's FAKE. Sammobile confirmed that. But positioning of camera, lens and hr-sensor are right.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:00

43. KyleRiemen (Posts: 120; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Looks okay, but could be more edged and less bezels would make it even look better. Looks like back cover is removable, i hope battery will be still removable too.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:12

44. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 426; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


If that were S6, Samsung would fail again for sure.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:26

45. sajawAl (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


is this a speaker free model from samsung???

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 07:29

46. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)


No s6 for me if this is the design

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 08:06

49. tokuzumi (Posts: 958; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


The scale on that picture is all screwed up. It looks like the phone is a mini version of something. I'll reserve judgement until the Samsung announces the S6, and the blogosphere has time to do some hands on reviews.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 08:58

53. Rhinoface (Posts: 177; Member since: 05 Dec 2014)


Good GOD that is ugly. Even worse than any other their previous phones.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 10:43

54. m3taz (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Oct 2013)


Better than S5 But it still ugly

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 11:28

55. PhillyG411 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jan 2015)


I agree, it loos awful. And ill explain..first my background, I have been loyal Samsung fan since original Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile GS1),own GS1,GS1-4G,S2,S3,S4,Note 3,S5 and now own the Note edge. And i loved em all. Stock they are always top notch and Rooted they are otherworldly. Plus they always are a step ahead of krapple. Unfortunately the pics of early S6 are a step backwards imo, because it looks way too similar to krapples one hit wonder. WE DONT WANT CONFORMIST COPYCAT DESIGNS,I wonder if Sammy is having a little payback and that design is a thumb in the eye of i-junk. Either way i hope production model will be far different.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 12:02

56. jviral (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Jan 2015)


Looks too small to be the s6. It looks like it's for the A-line.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 13:22 1

57. ChiHyun (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


Where is the speaker?

Isn't it usually on the back of the phone?

Or will it be on the bottom?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 13:43

58. Phooey506 (Posts: 85; Member since: 24 Sep 2014)


This is what I took away from the leaks. The speaker isn't on the front or back, so down firing?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 17:09

63. ameran (Posts: 282; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I don't think these pictures are real. Samy is going to rock with S6.

Posted via the King of the Beasts, Note 4.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 20:14

65. Mrmark (Posts: 274; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


Protruding camera lens is definitely trending these days!

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 21:21

66. hondaslzman (Posts: 78; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


Too much BS among you guys , specialy the isheeps, unfortuntely most of them are poor suckers, can only buy one phone every 2 years, I pay cash for 2 phones every year, an icrap to shut my isheep friend up and a Galaxy for my daily driver

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 02:00

67. Anthony6612 (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


I personally don't like this. Hope it does look like this in final production. Looks ugly as hell in my opinion. Had gs2,gs3,note 3 and now the note 4. So im not just hating. In love with my note 4. Still getting used to the ins and outs over the note 3. I'm stuck on the note series. So I think that whatever the s6 looks like I'll just get the next note.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 21:49

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


Who cares? After you through a case on it all that matter is display, performance, and battery. All that will be visible is the screen and camera lens.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 10:02

70. kerginaldo17 (Posts: 174; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Samsung need to hire a designer urgently

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