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New images of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge; back glass and no microSD slot

New images of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge; back glass and no microSD slot
With Sunday's unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge drawing closer, a video report late Friday allegedly reveals new images of the two devices along with some rumored specs. Right off the bat, we're told that both phones are the same except for the curved glass that wraps around one of the sides of the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the slightly larger (by 50mAh) capacity battery on the latter device. The extra glass on the sides can be used for a clock or for "minor tweaks."

According to the leak, both phones will have a 5.1-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. An octa-core CPU will be under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. Wireless charging will come as a native feature. The camera on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge) has an aperture of f/1.9. That means that the camera on both phones should be able to take great pictures under low-light conditions. The devices are said to have a more premium feel and both the front and back glass will be protected by Gorilla Glass 4. This seems to confirm those rumors about the handsets sandwiching front and back glass over a metal frame. This means that the battery is not removable. And for those who like to add extra memory, be aware that the new models will apparently not offer a microSD slot.

Other changes include one that we already tipped you to. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be water resistant like the Samsung Galaxy S5 is. Samsung has decided to give up some of the features that were seen on past models in order to give the device a more premium feel. In addition, the fingerprint scanner has been revised and will be more like Touch ID with the way it operates. The new models will be thinner and narrower than the Galaxy S5, something we've already noted from previous leaks. 

We need to remind you to take this report with a grain of salt. The Samsung MWC event will take place this Sunday at 11:30am EST and of course, we will be there to bring you all of the exciting news as the next-generation Galaxy S6 models are unveiled.

source: UnboxTherapy

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posted on 27 Feb 2015, 23:41 19

1. onlyyumi (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)

Just awesome

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:12 44

14. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

No microSD card, no removable back, no removable battery, no waterproofing, protruding camera, HRsensor, main button.
They gave up too much functionality as that guy says.
And is that dust under the camera glass? http://postimg.org/image/qy0p01rs5/

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:24 43

16. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

instead you get the premium feel. It's ridiculous b/c you guys whined so much about the previous generations of galaxies lacking the premium feel, and now you're complaining... Again...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:28 49

17. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

Last year the S5 gave us a phone that is more inclined towards functionality over design. People hated it so this year they are focusing on design. Now they want functionality over design.

Samsung : wtf...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:28

18. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

And no Note4-like functioning edges I'd say

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:30 15

19. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

[And no Note4-like functioning edges I'd say]
It's Samsung, you don't expect it to go backwards in functionality terms, right?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:33 12

21. mmmanuuu (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

People asked for premium finish. They gave it. Now people will cover it with plastic covers. LOL

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:38 9

23. Gfkyo (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Feb 2015)

No waterproofing is not a big deal but No microSD card is. No microSD card means no buys for me and a lot of conscious buyers. Plus really small non removable battery is another blow.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:44 27

25. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Exactly. Since when does wanting a more inspiring less plastic design means it's okay to remove features? lol

I personally don't care too much about removable battery or SD card slot, but that's something Samsung fans have been bragging about for YEARS

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:54 19

27. Kumar123 (unregistered)

Desperate Samsung fans desperate attempts. LMAO. They always brag about their removable battery, microSD card, waterproofing capabilities and said premium feeling are overrated. Now that samsung does it you take a 180 degree turn and come to defend your beloved company. Their should be a limit to your hypocrisy.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:13 7

30. Feanor (Posts: 829; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

Well, hmm... However Sony manages premium feel with aluminium and glass design AND microSD card slot, waterproofing, and thin profile without protruding camera. I mean come on guys, how does this qualify as a 6.9mm thin phone if the camera protrudes more than 1mm?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:22 6

31. amats69 (Posts: 1484; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

LOL...HTC, Sony, or even those chinese OEM's offers premium feel flagships without removing the One feature you SSheep bragging about,the Micro SD Slot... This is the downside of your beloved "double Edge display".. now enjoy your Useless double edge phone ! lol

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:33 17

35. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)

Good point apple paid troll. You will get a $10 increase in your salary($100).

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:37 2

38. frederick333123 (Posts: 76; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)

Samsung has put a huge effort to add most hated things in a phone by samsung users
bigger bezel, non removable battery, no micro sd slot, more premium material(intead of grippery plastic), no water resistance,bigger home button. :D

samsung just learned(from APPLE) what is required and not required to make a good phone..

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:50 5

40. Kumar123 (unregistered)

Oh, samsung fans. I so pitying you guys. Hiring people for trolling is a tactic only Samsung do. No other company will use such a lowly tactic. Good luck with your S6 sells because you guys will really need it. LOL.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:59 1

41. JC557 (Posts: 1757; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

The HTC One M8 wasn't waterproof nor advertised as such yet it survived being dunked in water. I'm sure the Galaxy S6 could do the same if they went the unibody route. I'm just curious if they would at least use a nano-coating for splash resistance like Motorola phones.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 02:00 6

42. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


posted on 28 Feb 2015, 02:11 5

47. IT-Engineer (Posts: 115; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)

Whiners gotta whine

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 02:46 9

50. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)

I didn't hate on anything. You will tell me that I hate on apple by seeing my avatar. It shows many things i.e android eating ios market share etc.
But why do you spread hate on every article regarding Samsung?

Is it because apple is sponsoring you? If it is so, all PA memebers can collect $150 and give it to you every month. So that you will stop hating. You cannot call me a Samsung fanboy because I am also a Sony, HTC, LG, Motorola, oneplus fanboy.
"Good luck with your S6 sells because you guys will really need it". What do you mean by this? S6 "sells"? First of all learn English properly and don't just lower the respect of your country India in our sight because there are good indians. S6 is much better than your iphone and 6 plus.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:03 8

52. Kumar123 (unregistered)

What hate? Can't handle the truth hah? The truth is Samsung mobile is falling. The truth is Samsung mobile just abandoned their core customers most favorite features, in stead of criticizing the samsung you guys take a u-turn and support samsung even though you guys use those feature as a medium to critized Apple and other android OEM. What I said was true, you're the one who bring the paid troll thing. This site is full of samsung fans and apple hater. Any news about Apple and there you have 100 of samsung fans bi***ing about Apple for no reason at all. Where were you when they spread the hate? Samsung fans are the real hypocrite and Tizen007 comments just proved it. I'm not going to waste my arguing with a hater like you. Post all the hypocrite comment you like your beloved companies mobile devision is slowing going down.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:42 6

59. maherk (Posts: 4549; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

You're comment goes both way buddy.When Sony abandoned micro sd slots in the Xperia S and HTC did the same with the One X, the same people who are attacking Samsung's choice were defending those same choices 2 years ago.
I am pretty sure a company like Samsung wouldn't jump into such decision without doing a hell of a study about it. If rumors were to be true, and that the base model will have 32gb of memory, i'm pretty sure the vast majority of people won't miss micro sd slots.
I've been on this site long enough to know that those who hate on Samsung will always do no matter how much better specd their flagships are compared to the rest.
NO ONE will match the S6's interior hardware for 2015 other than the Note 5, and you can mark my words on this one.

p.s: i find it ironic that people on this site claim to be all about tech and yet all they do is complain about how a phone looks like. Nothing more than 13 years shallow brats.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:55 4

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

Dude why are you acting like you don't understand?

People want a more premium design but at the same time they also want all the other features like removable battery and sd card..
Nobody has aver criticised samsung for the removable battery so I don't understand why they took this approach.

Also one important thing worth mentioning is that people wanted a better looking device and the gs6 looks mediocre , it has a dull design and gimicky features.
Who are they trying to fool with that dual edge screen?
What is this BS?
And please stop calling it an 8 core chip because you never have 8 cores running at the same time, is basically a quad core chip..

Samsung didn't have much time to properly improve the s6 and they brought a half baked device..

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:56

62. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)

Didn't you noticed that there will always be someone who dislike any phone.
For every single phone that is out they have something to spit about.

To be honest, I'm not thrilled Samsung ditched sd card slot and I think it will be big decision for me to buy it.
For battery I don't care, never swap them and for waterproof think they should put some effort to keep it somehow but it is not deal breaker me.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:58 7

63. xondk (Posts: 1869; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

I just want to point out that saying the S5 was less liked then S4 might not be entirely true, because it could also mean that people felt no need to upgrade from S4 to S5 if they already owned one, no one seems to want to look at that aspect. I know a lot of people with sgs4 still, and they don't really feel any need to upgrade.

Personally I don't see the sgs6 as being premium compared to sgs5 and honestly I don't think it will sell as well as sgs5 though I might be wrong, and if I am it would mean that people would want metal over plastic, design over function, and I am just not part of that group.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 04:14 5

65. iGeek (Posts: 171; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)

Remember when you sir, used to say iPhone are pieces of rock because the lack functionality ??? Please stop defending a copy cat, I know many people will hate my comment but Samsung is lacking behind now!!! Heck, they even copied ear pods

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 04:20 12

67. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)

FOR THE RECORD personally, I've never wanted "premium" materials.
Premium design like this > (http://tinyurl.com/m7ahx2s ), yes
even if it is a special plastic that looks and feells premium
(although, how much "premium" is aluminum and glass?)
Premium and fast camera, specs, software, yes.

But Samsung tries to catch up with Apple by adapting the worst of it like
protruding camera, non removable battery, no expandable storage etc,
and throwing out all traditionally good samy things and habbits.
What's next Samy, a closed ecosystem?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 04:25 2

68. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)

You nailed it

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 05:43

76. maherk (Posts: 4549; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


posted on 28 Feb 2015, 05:45 1

77. cdm283813 (Posts: 406; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)

Just months ago people complained that Samsung was adding too much in both hardware and software. Gimmicks as they would say. I am disappointed in the fact no removable battery or SD Card but I do believe Samsung had to face the criticism by rethinking from the ground up both in hardware and software. Powerful yet minimal yet elegant. It's actually worked for the iPhone for years.
Just don't start at 16GB and please don't take away the IR port. I use that daily on my Note 4.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 05:53 8

79. bur60 (Posts: 876; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)

Z3 has more functionality and still a better design than S6. Your post is invalid.

Waterproof, no protruding camera, waterproofing at it's finest, MicroSD slot, even a dual sim version.

Now you

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