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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: 769; 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: 1594; 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: 4022; 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: 1920; 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: 2989; 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: 219; 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: 1507; 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: 810; 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: 928; 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: 889; 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: 93; 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: 2989; 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.

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