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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both coming with 5.1" screen, metal body

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On February 2nd, Samsung teased an upcoming curved phone for its MWC Unpacked event

On February 2nd, Samsung teased an upcoming curved phone for its MWC Unpacked event


Samsung is indeed bringing not one, but two new flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in the beginning of March: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and both will feature a 5.1-inch display and a metal frame, according to inside sources speaking for Bloomberg.

We've been hearing rumors from various sources, but this latest confirmation from Bloomberg gives a definitive proof to the theory that Samsung will release an S6 Edge with a screen wrapping around both sides. This is something that Samsung has previously referred to as a ‘three-sided’ display.

The other important part of this report is that it confirms that both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will indeed come with a metal frame, a welcome change from cheap-looking plastic used in previous Samsung flagships. This metal frame is said to be manufactured at BYD Electronic International Co, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker BYD Co.

Samsung's ultimate goal is to bring a fully foldable smartphone

The latest report show that Samsung is boosting investment in its display division, and we’ve seen leaked roadmaps showing that Samsung’s ultimate goal is to bring a fully foldable smartphone. The Note Edge, and the upcoming S6 Edge, are milestones towards that larger end-goal.

Both new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones are said to have ditched Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in favor of Samsung’s own line of Exynos processors. Yesterday, the first benchmark scores of the Exynos 7420, the octa-core chip expected to power the new phones, leaked out with promising results that showed much needed gains in single-core performance, as well as stellar multi-core performance results.


source: Bloomberg

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posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:11 3

1. limporgyuk (Posts: 277; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Another day, another S6 leak, another Meh

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:28 4

7. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


My LG G3 Lols at this.....

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:32 3

10. limporgyuk (Posts: 277; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Cheers, I have a G3 also (well at least until the M9 is released) :)

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:49 5

18. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I lol at you...
Because lg g3 is worst flagship phone of 2014...crappy screen, games are lagging because of QHD display..and also least battery life of any flagship in 2014...
G3 is step back from g2 which was the best phone of 2013...

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:52

19. limporgyuk (Posts: 277; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Are you drunk or do you have a learning disability. None of what you say is true. I would buy LG again defo.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 06:39 1

21. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Lol...you're blind....
Compare any flagship next to lg g3 you will see how bad is g3's screen..and also play some hd games and compare it with other flagship let's say m8 you will sew notable lack in g3...and battery life is worst of all flagship go check out the stats...while camera is good it's not plus either...

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 07:58 1

23. Malcolm.Merlyn (Posts: 129; Member since: 28 Sep 2014)


I have a LG G3 cat.6, the korean model. It has a snapdragon 805, 3 gigs of ram and 32 GB internal storage. Think again, troll.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 08:08 2

24. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I'm not a troll...i even said that g2 is best phone of 2013...i said facts
...i dunno about lg g3 korean version....I'm talking about international version...
And note 4 is best phone of 2014..so I can't see why s6 will be any less than that...

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 06:24

20. alouden (unregistered)


I can't speak to your experience. But I own the G3 and owned the GS5. The G3 for me was much better in nearly all respects. Still I am awaiting the GS6 and cannot wait to see what Samsung has to offer. One has to be open to the possibilities....

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:11 3

2. drunkenjay (Posts: 930; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


going to be exciting at wmc, lets see whos the top dog for the year.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:20 4

5. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)


WMC? What kind of exhibition is that? Is it for dogs?

LOL jk, I'm excited for MWC too.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:14 1

3. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


if this is the orignal thing, then im waiting for offical release. no, not for the phone, but the mockery it will recieve.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:20 2

6. drunkenjay (Posts: 930; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


mockery for what? being metal?
first people bagged out samsung for plastic and once samsung brings in metal, they get bagged out for that. give it a break.

from what i see from samsung at the moment is that they are trying to fulfil the customers demands. slim down touchwiz with less bloatware is one, metal version, great hardware as always as well.

theres water proofing as well as removeable back cover but i can be moved to the active version.

i wonder what you mean by mockery unless its the for apple fans to bag out samsung this time? am i right?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:31 2

9. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


no, metal people wanted is good, but it doesnt mean you rip sides and bottom directly from iphone. there are some many samsung fans who hate apple, how would they feel :/ they could have taken a much better approach.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:26 1

13. samsboy (unregistered)


Hahaha, this is the most foolish comment I have ever seen. "Rip sides and bottom from iphone". I didn't know apple own sides and bottom as patents too. Note 2 hand round sides and Bottom right back in 2012. When I look at the s6 prototype I see the galaxy Alpha with rounded bottom and rounded corners of a little flat side. How is that a copy of the iphone. Sometimes some of you just manifest your inability to perceive two different object just because you're the isheep fanboy.
What do you gain from hating Samsung with so much zeal?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:42 2

16. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


foolish really, seems like you are. did i say patent or so? you and i both now well it was ripped. if youre ignorant, please refer to this:

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S6-pictured-in-new-renders-gets-visually-compared-with-the-Apple-iPhone-6_id65870

im not isheep my friend, just look at your name, samsboy, a butthurt fan. you hated iphones, now take one in the form of samsung.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:27 1

14. drunkenjay (Posts: 930; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


from what i see, it could also be a copy of the xperia then. look at the sides. the only difference is the speaker grill and the charger. but if you put xperia z's on the line then they copied iphone 4/4s with the glass back.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:08 1

12. gehena1315 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Haters gonna hate..
The S6 will be the best smartphone of its period.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:46

17. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


nope, samsung will fall with s6. results will show. m9 will do much better.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 09:14 1

26. gehena1315 (Posts: 54; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Like the M7 against the S4 and the M8 against the S5?
Keep dreaming..

posted on 12 Feb 2015, 00:51

29. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


they both had ultrapixel my friend. that was what holding htc back. now lets see...

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:18

4. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 294; Member since: 13 May 2014)


Everything seem promising. Now I just hope for a debloated/optimized touchwiz.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:28

8. barcas (Posts: 48; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Recapping these images, i have just realised, why is there a woman in what surely is the men's loo's!?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 04:37

11. Sammybing (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2015)


I was in China, I probably know more about Antutu, I'm sure, in the 3D test this project, Antutu has been inaccurate, and this is because, 3D pressure has been unable to meet the stronger GPU performance, such as K1 and A8x, is 20,000 points up and down, but this is obviously unreasonable, Antutu need to update the version. In other words, Exynos 7420 will be more than this score will be higher.
Also, I predict, will be the Mali-T760 MP8 @ 900MHz, GFXbench Manhattan (1080P) up to 30FPS.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 05:36

15. Diego! (Posts: 645; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I hope that battery will be user replaceable, if not, Samsung shot his own feet by not having a replaceable battery like in previous models.

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 07:53

22. Jayshmay (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)


So then it will be unibody? Non-user accessible battery,probably?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 08:26

25. tokuzumi (Posts: 992; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


At least there wasn't too much pee visible in that toilet. But that does beat the alternative...

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 11:31

27. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Good thing they aren't going with the stupid trend of increasing the screen size each generation. Samsung's offerings are actually looking really good this year...

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 14:15

28. shahrooz (Posts: 767; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


I thought this kind of toilet is only used in my country

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