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Image of sleek Samsung Galaxy S6 appears on Instagram, confirms metal build

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Image of sleek Samsung Galaxy S6 appears on Instagram, confirms metal build
Friday afternoon, Samsung posted a picture on its Instagram site that shows what most likely is the Samsung Galaxy S6. The phone is shown in profile, revealing a thin design. The image is similar to a video teaser that we told you about this morning. And in the background we see some sort of metal. This confirms that Samsung has finally decided to listen to the multitude of customers who were getting tired with the plastic build employed for Samsung's most recent flagship models.

Samsung supposedly started from scratch when designing the Galaxy S6, a program it called "Project Zero." The manufacturer has been struggling lately and Apple's tremendous calendar fourth quarter certainly didn't help.

We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S6 unveiled on March 1st in Barcelona along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. On the same date, the HTC One M9 and the HTC One max 2 should be unveiled. This is quite a pivotal year for Sammy. It can reverse its recent trends by coming through with a spectacular Galaxy S6, or it could disappoint and face strong competition globally.

We will be in Barcelona for MWC 2015 ready to provide you with the latest new product offerings, including the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9. Keep it right here!

Samsung posts profile picture of Samsung Galaxy S6 on Instagram while confirming metal build

Samsung posts profile picture of Samsung Galaxy S6 on Instagram while confirming metal build


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posted on 20 Feb 2015, 17:43 10

1. TBomb (Posts: 733; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


although that pic doesn't show the protruding camera... to be fair and non-hypocritical... if samsung starts throwing its ads everywhere after March 1st without the protruding camera... i will be upset

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 01:37

41. DR1977 (Posts: 45; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


This is the picture of the S6 Edge, which is tapered on the back. The regular S6 will be squared off.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 17:47 20

2. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


This is totally different from how the leaked metal frames, renders, and schematics look. Not to mention there's no camera hump. Could it be that we've been looking at a fake design all along?

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:36 1

22. phljcnth (Posts: 485; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Or this could be the S6 Edge and not the regular S6. At closer look that looks like the curved display extending to the back cover. It's also consonant to the Edge's contour line shown in the Unpacked invitation. Those leaks about the regular S6 could still end up being the real thing.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:52

52. mattkl (Posts: 212; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


+1 I concur

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 01:08

35. cheetah2k (Posts: 1576; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Wait minit.. this is Phonearena isn't it :p lololololololol

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 17:53 1

3. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


It looks like just the sides are metal in the render at the top, and you can't see the back on the instagram shot. If they do do all metal, that'll turn some heads. Hopefully they do, because it doesn't just look nice, it also releases heat when the phone gets hot.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 17:56 6

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


I hope they combine metal body with replaceable battery, good signal quality, low SAR, micro SD and the other things that makes Galaxy series good.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 17:59 8

5. scsa852k (Posts: 329; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


Looks nothing like any of the renders floating around.
Can't wait until March 1st.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 17:59 7

6. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Looks like a skinny iPod Touch 4th Gen

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 18:25 19

7. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I knew i would end up finding one of you parrots in this comment section.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 03:13 5

44. Wiencon (Posts: 1870; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


But it looks similiar, why are you so butt-hurt.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 06:24 1

48. pavsidhu (Posts: 214; Member since: 20 May 2014)


I'm just giving my opinion mate, calm it.

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 15:47 1

55. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


It's ok, that is exactly the first thing I thought as well. Granted this is only a side profile, so I'm sure in all it will look completely different.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:27 4

19. miket1737 (Posts: 2541; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


It really does lol

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 18:25 4

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


So that's not the Edged screen we're looking at (of the S6 Edge), but the metal sides of the phone (on the S6)? Then I agree, it looks nothing like the rendered images of the S6. No camera hump? Well then, I'll be surprised.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:36

21. DefinitiveKid (Posts: 218; Member since: 15 May 2013)


They could still be pulling an Apple, remember the iPhone 6 renders that didn't show the protruding camera? Yeah I was quite disappointed with this so I think Sammy could be pulling the very same trick here.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 20:08

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


I don't remember the iPhone 6 renders, but you may be right. I have doubts that the S6 will have a flushed camera design.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 21:06

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


doesn't matter still looks good.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 18:37

9. TimCook (banned) (Posts: 450; Member since: 23 Oct 2014)


That's much better design..

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 03:13 1

43. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Yeah. Finally you posted a comment without hating. Good Job!

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 18:37 1

10. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 794; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Haha.. so this confirms that all the leak images with cases are all sort of speculations . Sammy doesnt have the reason to make this teaser if it wouldnt be the real side view look of the next galaxy .. im pretty excited :)

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 18:55 8

11. GenericFanboy (Posts: 50; Member since: 05 Sep 2014)


Wait... people actually took those "leaks" seriously?

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 01:10

36. drunkenjay (Posts: 887; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


wouldnt say they took it seriously but from the case makers we are expecting something similar.

this design is way off our imaginations.

never the less the hype is strong

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 01:13

37. Cicero (Posts: 870; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


Those fake renders will raise the expectations and the hype around.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 18:55 2

12. ReticentHamster (Posts: 90; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


I think Samsung is actually quite good at keeping its devices secret until their official unveiling. As I recall, we had no clue what the Note 4 and Note Edge looked like until the announcement day. (we didn't even know if the Note Edge was real, for that matter). It could be that all of these iPhone-like leaks were faked, or maybe not. I thought the leaked designs were pretty good, but I'm also very excited to see a new design if they have one.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 18:57 1

13. tdslam720 (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Who cares anymore old Sony sensor ruined it all

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:26 3

18. miket1737 (Posts: 2541; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Imx240 is a great sensor and they say they have done additional tweaks to it...if it got phase detection somehow that would be a fantastic addition to the camera honestly

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:52

23. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


You're right now all I need now is better low light performance and PDAF.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 21:30

31. tdslam720 (Posts: 70; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


Good but old. Was expecting a brand new developed 1/2.3 sensor that would blow away everything else. Now we get something maybe 5-10% better than Note 4.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 22:53 4

34. DR1977 (Posts: 45; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I'd be happy with a 5-10% improvement on what is already the best camera on the market.

posted on 22 Feb 2015, 11:01

54. miket1737 (Posts: 2541; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Id say its a top 3 camera, note 4 isnt the best in low light, deftnetly doesnt have the best flash performance or indoor performance but it is sure great in daylight

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:07 1

14. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I don't like it,let's hope this is the edge...

I didn't ask for a redesign just a change in materials.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:14 11

15. boostedDroid (Posts: 23; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Damn Samsung for not giving this guy exactly what HE wanted....

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:21 1

17. Techielover (Posts: 105; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


Exactly damn you samsung!!!I liked the leaks,renders and concepts but all that now seemingly went down the drain.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:17 1

16. kevin91202 (Posts: 557; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


Uh oh. Looks like very thick top/bottom bezels.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:35 3

20. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


I'm curious as to how you can even tell, seeing as this seems to be a side view of the device, giving no indication whatsoever of what the front could be like.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 20:15

26. tbacba (Posts: 98; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Pretty sure he is kidding, given all the ludicrous comments on bezels lately. It's like someone thinks they have to mention the word 'bezels' to seem intelligent.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 20:29 1

27. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Ah, very well. The possibility of it being sarcasm had crossed my mind. Nonetheless, one cannot be too sure with so many...unreasonable people commenting on this site already.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 19:57

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


This will be the real iPhone killer if it is real. Can't wait anymore.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 21:07 1

29. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


The Iphone killer wont be a single device if it is it will have to be the hololens of smartphones.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 22:01

32. lyndon420 (Posts: 4371; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


At least we have project tango to look forward to soon.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 03:20

45. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Many devices already killed the iphone!

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 16:39

53. seven7dust (unregistered)


not is sales , nothing can match iPhone in sales, it's the best selling device in history and will continue to be so.

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 21:17

30. j2001m (Posts: 2941; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


I do have to say it looks like a 1 sided edge screen, hm

posted on 20 Feb 2015, 22:53 1

33. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


Again with the protruding camera...smh. I'm out!!!

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 01:29

39. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Get used to it on all phones that keep driving down the physical dimensions of the phone by making them thinner, the camera modules don't shrink with them, so it's a physical limitation that they have to protrude to have enough space to fit.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 09:19

50. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


It's possible to make it not protruding. They choose not to invest in it.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 01:27

38. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Let's hope it's different from those inconsistent renders with the cases, that either had inverted LED flash placements, misaligned home buttons on the bottom bezel, or different sized bezels.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 01:34

40. galaxius (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Sep 2014)


how hard is it to get removable battery to just slide in like a sim card inside the phone. It will be hot swap and still have the uniform body so no flimsy back covers popping out when you drop your phone. Think for a minute! it is possible to do it. if Samsung could implement this they would have won 100% on March 1st.. Now im not sure.

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 07:37

56. DONUT (Posts: 425; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


the phone would be relatively thicker if it was a slide in slide out battery. the best way to do that would have the battery slimmed down significantly while holding the same capacity but that would take quite a bit of R&D and time

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 02:01

42. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Hope it's not fake teaser ads, i love samsung - my first galaxy phone was galaxy s2, galaxy note 10.1 and then galaxy note 3. Changed to htc m8 cause i feel bored after using samsung device for many years... I'm regret it later, i really love samsung device, i think it has many useful features, really nice camera and superb audio quality.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 03:21 1

46. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


What happened to those "toilet" Leaks? The person who leaked that image had a hard time doing it.

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 06:19

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


It could look like Meizu MX4

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 07:20

49. drunkenjay (Posts: 887; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


i think it looks like a phone :0

posted on 21 Feb 2015, 14:34

51. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Looks kind of like a phone sized ipad in that side pic. I like the water splash design better though. I think that one looks slick.

posted on 26 Feb 2015, 15:03

57. mojtaba_mn (Posts: 268; Member since: 22 Feb 2013)


just change this ugly design never buy this

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