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Samsung Galaxy S6 to be unveiled March 1st; curved design hinted at on invitation

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 will see the light of day on March 1st at MWC 2015 in Barcelona

The Samsung Galaxy S6 will see the light of day on March 1st at MWC 2015 in Barcelona


We now have a date that you can circle on your calendar pertaining to the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S6. Invitations have started going out and March 1st is the day that everyone has been waiting for. That means that unlike many manufacturers this year, Samsung will introduce its next flagship model at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. It was during last year's event that Samsung unwrapped the Samsung Galaxy S5. LG and Sony have both decided to introduce their next flagship models this summer instead of next month.

The invitation from Samsung also provided a clue about the Galaxy S6. Right above the words "What's Next," is a curved line that looks to be a silhouette. Remember, Samsung supposedly redesigned its new flagship from scratch with "Operation Zero." On the bottom right of the invitation is the Samsung Unpacked 2015 logo with the March 1st date underneath. We also could see the Samsung Galaxy S Edge introduced at the same time. This would be a version of the next flagship offering a curved glass screen similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to carry a 5-inch or larger screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. Under the hood will be the octa-core Exynos 7420/Snapdragon 810 CPU with 3GB of RAM. There should be a 20MP camera with OIS on back, and a 5MP "selfie" snapper on the front. We expect that only the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active will be carrying IP certification against dust and water.

So there it is folks. On March 1st, we will get our first official look at the Samsung Galaxy S6. Start your countdown timer now.

source: tinhte.vn (translated) via GSMDome

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posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:38

1. hateftotti (Posts: 194; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It is March 1st not 2nd

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 11:15 1

27. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


Does it matter?

Same soon anyway.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:39

2. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


The images says march 1st
-edit: They fixed it

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:40 8

3. wildhammer (Posts: 56; Member since: 16 Mar 2014)


That is one BADASS invitation..

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 13:29

36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I wonder what will the NOTE V will be ;)

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 14:23

40. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


if the invitation is anything to go by, then the S6 will be one classy piece of hardware! And that cirved design on the invite leaves me with more questions than answers. I'm Pumped!

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:41 1

4. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


LOL
PA , the image stated 1st march ....

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:44 6

5. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


I hope it will be 4GB of ram, not 3GB.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:59

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


Would be funny if they go for the 3GB on the S6 instead of 4GB, just like the S5 which they went for 2GB instead of 3GB.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:22 4

24. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


2 GB is more than enough even today. I don't know why people are crying for RAM. A fast 25.6+ GB/s memory controller with LPDDR4 RAM is more than welcome though.

Also I'm waiting for UFS storage and USB type C port.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 11:30 3

28. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Let me give you a free piece of advise (take it or leave it, it's your choice)

Speed of RAM is more important than amount of RAM. After a certain point, having more RAM isn't going to make any difference.

There's nothing in Android that requires more than 3GB of RAM, and there will be nothing in next 2/3 years that is likely to utilize that amount of RAM (unless it's a badly coded app). When Chromebook, laptops could have 2GB of RAM, why do you think a mobile would require 4GB?

I know the obvious argument - "multitasking". I would like to know what sort of multitasking can you do in a mobile where 2/3GB isn't enough.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 11:46 1

30. Kakarotto (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Because 4 is nicer number than 3 ;)
And it will be more futureproof.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 12:39

33. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


No one will use their phone for more than 2 years and for that 3 or even 2 GB RAM is more than enough. Android is getting more optimised by day and even 3 GB RAM is too high.

Also, 3 is a better mumber. We never have top 4.

4 GB RAM is as useless as 4k displays in phones. I'll take a 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM over a 4 GB LPDDR3 any day.

If you want to be a spec head, at least be one that uses its head.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 13:24

35. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Well, than 5 is a even nicer number. You don't stop anywhere with that logic. What I am saying that the perceptible advantage with higher amount of RAM is negligible.
Going from 1GB -> 2GB was important.
2GB - > 3GB wasn't much of a necessity, less advantage
3GB - > 4GB very less practical use.
> GB, I simply don't see any logic in near future.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 16:05

41. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why? Just Why?

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:47 6

6. karim77 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Well, samsung might change many things in the GS6 but don't expect the lag to change

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:12 18

14. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


I never quite understand what people get by being so negative!

Do you WANT samsung to not do well? Why??
It's a tech company for crying out loud. If it does well and not lag at all, your fellow brothers who purchase it's products might feel nice, no? just a thought!

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:15 12

16. sam_tek (Posts: 105; Member since: 18 Feb 2011)


besides, I thought from the Note 4 onwards, their products have almost no lag!
Hell, the A5 my friend has (with a SD 400 doesn't lag as far I've seen). Anyways, hoping for the best!

Sincerely.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:24 9

18. ReticentHamster (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


People like to complain, and it's hip and cool right now to hate on touchwiz, and HTC's bezels. Samsung phones have little, if any more lag than other phones, but once you're the butt of people's disatisfaction, it's very hard to escape that position.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, don't let it bother you. Much of the complaining is just coming from trolls anyway.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:58 1

22. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 May 2014)


I am a S5 owner and I can tell you for sure that lag is a big deal for this phone. Previously owned a Note 3 and was much better... Samsung made a huge mistake to use 2Gb of RAM for S5. Now I'm waiting to see S6 and M9 and I will choose one of them.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 12:14

31. vincelongman (Posts: 4103; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Lollipop should also help
The S4 is supposedly lag free now because of the Lollipop update

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 12:39

34. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Any proof.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 16:10

42. ciprian.ruse (Posts: 292; Member since: 13 May 2014)


http://i61.tinypic.com/33vzup3.png

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 20:53

47. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I didn't ask you. I replied to vincelongman to ask proof for smoothness of s4.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 11:32

29. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


If you can find me any mobile (any mobile) without lag, you win the internet.

Any electronic device will have latency, period.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 16:12

43. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8344; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Samsung phones haven't had any lag for quite a while. The S4 was bogged down with so many features that it took a toll on the UI. But that was fixed with the S5 which has less TW features and I have yet to see any lag in personal experience when I had the phone for a couple months before getting the wife the Note 4 instead.

I think the problem with haters is once they hear something from Apple, they repeat the same negative BS year after year even when what they are saying isn't even true of what they are speaking of.

You need to grow up and think for yourself and stop repeating a bunch of BS from a company who has never innovated a product their entire and utterly dismal existance.

I am curious as to what you guys are gonna do when APple actually does kick the bucket. I mean, Apple hasn't had any new ideas to copy, so what's gonna be their next fad to have? The 12" iPad? I thought the 9/7" one was so perfect as they said the ame out 3.5" phones.

Amazing what you have to do because they knew if they went one more year with that stale @$$ small phone one more time, they would have sold less than 50M of them, so they rush with a pathetic oversize ugly bezel having completely bendy monstrosity they called the 6/6+.

They jacked the cost $100 to take advantage of the fans they new who would rush and buy it, even though they didn't add not one...let me repeat...they didn't add not one single new feature to it. You really think the metal cost them $100?

Wake up and stop coming to Android articles starting BS talking about something you have no idea what it is. You sound ignorant to simply repeat stuff without finding out the facts.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:51 2

7. Cheezwiz (Posts: 430; Member since: 29 Dec 2014)


I wouldn't even care if the design was the same as long as they take a flamethrower to Touchwiz. It NEEDS to be more efficient/streamlined for Samsung to really move forward.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:03 11

11. MrET1 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Jan 2015)


Touchwiz on android 5 already beats stock android in terms of speed. Note 3 with android 5 beats nexus 5 with android 5 while both have the same Snapdragon 800.

Proofs:
youtube.com/watch?v=-PEFwlxPP84
xda-developers.com/analysis-of-the-galaxy-note-3-a​ndroid-5-0-leak/

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:53 1

8. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


It looks quite different with the leaked renders..
Thinking of whether that curve is for the frame or the front panel(weird) :)

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 08:55

9. sergiobr (Posts: 694; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


Better low light camera performance, just do it and take my money !

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:03 1

12. ReticentHamster (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)


Hmm. Very genuinely intriguing invite image. Also interesting that "What's Next" is a statement, not a question. The silhouetted shape is really unlike any phone shape I've seen thus far. (looks almost like a car ad) I'm cautiously excited to see what is revealed.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:41

26. M4th3u54ndr4d3 (Posts: 59; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Yeah, best comment

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:11 2

13. GeorgeDao123 (Posts: 423; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


S6 is the flagship which leads Samsung's future in 2016.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:13 4

15. medicci37 (Posts: 1271; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Should be Waterproof!!

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:22

17. sergiobr (Posts: 694; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


+1 agree

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 12:14

32. j2001m (Posts: 2788; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


To big if they do, I.e. Why Samsung s4 to s 5 got bigger

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:28 1

19. NoFanboy (Posts: 298; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)


......no

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 13:30

37. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


GS5 is already water resistant. may be this will.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:28 1

20. Diego! (Posts: 553; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Maybe we get to see a metal chassis and a double edge display?

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:37

21. Teejay1100 (Posts: 114; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Samsung just stole the little Thunder HTC just had with the M9. This changes everything

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:01

23. rj_78 (Posts: 41; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


So we will be introduced to two new beasts on 1st march. (Htc and samsung)

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 14:15

39. medtxa (Posts: 1115; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


lg should start making metal flagship too.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:27

25. Sondae (Posts: 277; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


The photo reminds me of the upper sideview of note 4.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 13:46

38. GeekMovement (Posts: 2140; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm interested to see how they'll pull off the curved display.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 16:19

44. Donbenie (Posts: 207; Member since: 04 Aug 2013)


Bring it on,Sammy..

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 17:05

45. baldilocks (Posts: 738; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


There better be one WITHOUT an 'edge;.

posted on 02 Feb 2015, 18:44

46. Evan_C (Posts: 145; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


Not a fan of Samsung but I still watch competitors events...Is that weird?

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