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

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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: 247; 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, 00:30 15

19. CoastCity (Posts: 247; 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, 00:44 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, 02:00 6

42. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Poll-results-Replaceable-battery-or-unibody-design---which-one-do-you-prefer_id42117

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 06:49

87. joe1blue (Posts: 169; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


I know it's going to be a little bit before the note 5 but if they decide not to put a micro SD slot on it i 100% will not get it, should I throw my 128gb SanDisk just to get a new phone?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:58 7

63. xondk (Posts: 1388; 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, 05:53 8

79. bur60 (Posts: 847; 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

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 05:22

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


But the Z3 camera is crap taking pics of everything unless its done in a sunny day...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:37 4

142. GTR722 (Posts: 261; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Xperia Z3, great in all sides.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 08:29

200. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I have no problems with protruding camera.

But it's protruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuding.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:28

18. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


And no Note4-like functioning edges I'd say

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 04:20 12

67. CoastCity (Posts: 247; 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: 282; Member since: 31 May 2014)


You nailed it

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:12 2

97. Donone41 (Posts: 91; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


So you're saying apple design protruding camera on a phone now? So what was on the note3, s5 and note4? Are you kidding me. You apple zealot is something else I tell you

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:51 2

113. sniper1087 (Posts: 508; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Honestly plastic is fine, if they used it like Nokia did. Their lumias polycarbonate material is awesome

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:38

143. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


Yah and Nokia sells boatload of Lumias. Ri.......ght.

Does that solid polycarbonate Lumias have removable back for spare batteries?

Note 4 style plastic seems the best way to accommodate swappable battery and micro-SD cards, but even that was criticized. Read Note 4 reviews and you will see 99% of reviewers mindlessly commenting on the plastic back, without giving any thought to the ergonomics of the design.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:20

136. Jdzspace (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


This does concern me. But this is really all of our faults. The Galaxy S5 gave us the best of functionality and design. gave us the features and bonuses, and it was an amazing piece of hardware.

and it wasn't nearly as well received as it should have been. so now, they are adjusting to that.

if the reception would have been better, they would go with what is working. the S5 didn't work, so they are evolving into something else.

what else can they do? continue with a philosophy that isn't working anymore?

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 10:26

201. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why are you bitching about the camera? The camera isn't protruding. The case is simply thinner than the size of the camera sensor. If they made the case fit around it, the phone would be thicker.

WTF do you guys have ass-backwards thinking? Not being mean, I am just blunt and call things how I see it.

Samsung has always used fairly larger camera sensors. Even Sony sensors when Samsung uses them are also big as we see in the Note 4 and S4.

If the camera is physically 10M thick and you should it into a 6M case, don't you think it was stick out?

You guys bitch and moan and complain about the most pettiest BS. Please grow up.

Again not being mean, just blunt.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:54 19

27. Kumar123 (Posts: 740; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


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, 01:33 17

35. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; 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, 01:50 5

40. Kumar123 (Posts: 740; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


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, 02:46 9

50. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1498; 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 (Posts: 740; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


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, 09:40 1

144. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


Samsung will have plenty of phones with removable batteries and micro-SD card support. Get over it.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:43 1

146. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


Again, Samsung will have plenty of phones with removable batteries and micro-SD card slots. You need not waste your time attacking straw man. Grow up and get a life.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:42 6

59. maherk (Posts: 3724; 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, 05:43

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


Your**

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 06:11 1

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


Translation: since HTC and Sony fans were hypocrites that one time in 2012, We Samsung diehards reserve the right to be hypocrites as well.

Yeah I think that's only fair

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:07 1

91. ScottForstall (banned) (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)


You tell them EN. Even though all the comments before yours are "wtf Samsung", " this is baloney", "I personally never wanted premium materials, "I am disappointed in the fact that there is no micro sd and no removable battery," you let them know that they are hypocrites. Why are they hypocrites in spite of all evidence to the contrary? Because we say so, that's why.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 08:20

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


Scott please, my comment was a sarcastic translation of "maherk's" comment #59. Please revisit

If you just learned to pay closer attention to detail, maybe you'd still have your job? Just maybe.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:10 3

95. ankiipankii (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


htc is the company who listens to the customers.,htc initially ditched sd card slots and got premium aesthetic design on htc one m7 and trolls all over the internet start whinning over sd card importance and they installed on htc one m8 ...they complained ultrapixels and now their flagships getting 20mp camera..now lol what are samsung troll getting?? nothing new just a metal around body and useless wrap displays

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:12 2

98. ankiipankii (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


hello **MAHERK** guy ,you will stop whinning when samsung freeze your troll money

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 08:03

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


They removed it because it's going to lag the phone with the new mem they using, also samsung is going to offer 64hb and 128gb from day 1 unlike htc

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 11:12

178. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)


When I got the M7 I missed the hell out of the micro SD slot, and that started with 32 gigs as well. Almost everyone I knew with that phone upgraded to the S5 or M8 due to the SD slot. 32 gigs runs out faster than you think.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 06:56 3

88. tedkord (Posts: 11626; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Reading comprehension isn't really your strong point, is it? The majority here are bashing Samsung for removing features like removable battery and expandable storage. We're not hypocrites like yourself who will suddenly like whatever a particular brand has, even if we hated it on other brands (NFC, for instance)

If the iPhone 7 was plastic with removable battery and Microsoft slot, you'd suddenly think those are the greatest features ever.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:41 3

110. just4fun (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


No actually, I'm one of those guys that will never buy another Samsung if they got rid of removable battery and memory expansion. I would've dump Samsung long ago for HTC or iPhone if I all I wanted was premium feel.

Samsung is an idiot... they have no identity. They try to copy iPhone's success by dumping their fanbase that has made them so successful.

I'm done with Samsung for good.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 11:17

179. true1984 (Posts: 823; Member since: 23 May 2012)


Or at least until they bring the SD slot back.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:21 1

138. Orion78 (Posts: 81; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Haha you just described what a Samsung fanboy truly is. Props.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 10:44 2

167. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


samsung fans are harder on samsung than others because they expect the best and will not buy it if its not the best, unlike other companies and fanboys will buy the next one just to say they have the newest of that phone, even without justification

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:13 7

30. Feanor (Posts: 703; 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, 08:08

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


Because it's going to lag out the phone due to the new mem speed, that is why they have removed it plus they need to make more cash and we offer 64gb and 128gb on day 1

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:22 6

31. amats69 (Posts: 1432; 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, 02:11 5

47. IT-Engineer (Posts: 79; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)


Whiners gotta whine

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, 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, 06:32 2

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


Apple didn't invent those earbuds. Philips did and Apple copied them! Get your facts straight before you make a fool out of yourself.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:17 3

99. ankiipankii (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


crybaby maherk dont whine all the time to make your samsung superior...apple did much more then your poor samsung..which only installed android (which is still laggy) on thier crap so called premium phone ,apple invented their own software and became successfull

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 10:55

170. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


hahahaha ankiipankii get your facts straight apple copied the ui everyone knows that

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 13:32 1

189. treasure (Posts: 14; Member since: 31 Oct 2014)


icrapp become successful, because of isheeps, who are pretty much clueless about the tech! They all want it for the status of the rip off brand!!! And IOS sucks balls big time and their security flaws!

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:24 2

100. justrt (Posts: 385; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


It's not about who whined for what. Samsung is going down.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:53 1

115. justrt (Posts: 385; Member since: 10 Jul 2014)


I mean, you can't expect customers to remain loyal when you downgrade your product.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 10:57

172. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


why apple keeps getting more customers and they downgrade each phone 5s to 6 and 6p
not difference just little bigger screen. and a crap load of lag
thats the reason they are going to put 2gb ram in 6s

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:30 7

103. just4fun (Posts: 7; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


Wow, as if corporations make their decisions by listening to who is 'whining the loudest'.

Why would Samsung do this? Get rid of a sure thing in exchangeable battery and upgrade able microSD?

Why try to re-invent HTC ONE and iPhone?

One of the reason I never bought neither despite looking much better is because of the battery (and expansion on iPhone).

When the battery is no good, the phone is as almost useless, forcing you to upgrade again. That's great I'm sure for the company, but I'm not paying $600 USD every 2 years because some CEO thought disposable phones is best thing invented since sliced bread.

I know you can send it in to get the battery replaced. But it usually cost a lot of money also. Like $100-$200 USD. Also, that is not it. I like to swap out battery right away, making the phone last twice as long on the spot. Sure I can use mobile battery, but they are like bricks and added weight. Why make phones so thin and small and then you have to carry a thick brick to power it? Makes no sense.

And I hate the way iPhone keeps ripping off consumers with their 16G, 32G models, making people pay (and they happily do so) $100 USD for what amounts to a $15 in hardware.

Sure lots of people buys into iPhone for its looks and they couldn't care less about the removable battery... that's on them.

I'm not one of those people. If Samsung makes a premium phone and take away its user friendly features, I would be buying HTC and iPhone.

If you are that innovative, you would've found a way to improve the looks of Samsung Note/Galaxy line AND retain the features that consumers have long admired. Who said you can't make a phone with removable battery AND made of metal? It is possible, but Samsung isn't innovative enough to do it - Or I'm just guessing they make more money from selling you a new phone every 2 years rather than make a very well-built phone that lasts for 10 years.

Mark my words, I will NOT be buying a Samsung S6 or Note 5 if doesn't have removable battery or expandable memory. The same reason I've avoided HTC M8 and iPhone 5/6 for the longest time. It's matter of principle. Samsung will lose a lot of customers.
People have put up with Samsung's generic looks for so long because Samsung made a dependable AND very user friendly product. All Samsung had to do was improve the generic look with better material engineering and incorporate them into what has made them so successful. Removable battery is HUGE. In fact, I'm done with these companies that keep trying to screwing over the consumer with less features and charging more.

THere will be a market for premium feel phones. But there is also as big a market for well designed phones with removable battery and memory expansion.

Now Samsung has literally taken itself out of the market and trying to compete for the limited market of consumers that prefers premium feel.

Samsung is going backwards.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:41

108. ankiipankii (Posts: 81; Member since: 21 Jun 2013)


bro calm down ,i didnot read what story you wrote above..i am using iphone 4 which is 5 yrs old and my battery stand 1 day on normal uses. so i literally donot give f*** about replaceable battery

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:46

147. penguinbelly (Posts: 143; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


"THere will be a market for premium feel phones. But there is also as big a market for well designed phones with removable battery and memory expansion."

So there will be Galaxy S6, and there will be Galaxy S6 "(insert whatever name you want)" that supports removable battery. It's not like Samsung don't make phones other than these two. Stop being a drama queen.

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.

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