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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have multiple back covers with camera lens attachments, health, dual-screen, and fitness functionality?

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have multiple back covers with camera lens attachments, health, dual-screen, and fitness functionality?
Ready for another round of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors? Polish website Android.com.pl revealed some interesting information about the upcoming flagship. According to an anonymous insider, the sixth-gen Galaxy S has a proprietary connector on its back, fashioned for connecting a new set of optional back covers that offer previously unseen, and rather advanced functionality. 

The leakster has given a few examples of it - one cover measures the blood sugar level and syncs with the S-Health app, while another has an embedded monochrome E-Ink display for reading books or other information without wasting battery life. A third cover lets the Galaxy S6 become your personal fitness trainer, of sorts, connecting to different fitness machines (bikes, steppers and such) and syncing data to a relevant app. And a fourth cover is said to let you connect additional lenses to the GS6's camera. Reportedly, these are just a few examples of what Samsung employees have came up with. The functionality will be opened up to developers to try out their own ideas too.

This information jibes with an earlier account where a purported list of Galaxy S6 covers was uncovered, rich with non-traditional covers. We're still a little skeptical, though. On one hand, you can expect everything from South Korea. Everything! On the other hand, anyone armed with imagination and time to spare can come up with this modular case concept. Take the proverbial grain of salt, but don't ingest too much, because Samsung could really have something of that extent to surprise us with at March's MWC.


source: Android.com.pl (thanks for the tip, Lukasz Pajak!)

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posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:42 38

1. BrighttJedii (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


It is called innovation, not the iPhone

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:48 14

3. androidmachines (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Jan 2015)


I second you on that one stranger!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:01 12

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3714; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


BrighttJedii... xD, you surely love dj very much.

Let's see how much time will you survive here at PA!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:51 10

4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Wow you must really love DJ to have this nick and picture.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:35 3

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Reb, how many of these rumors do you see coming true?

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:51 9

25. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Not that many, but you never know with Samsung. They have a habit of trying to implement any feature they can think of.
Blood sugar level is very hard to measure without skin intrusion, there are some techniques out there, but to see it integrated in a backplate? Not so much.
E-Ink has been done before (Yota) and it's hardly a selling point.
Fitness integration, they would have to make fitness equipment as well, don't know if they do.
Only one plausible could be lenses. Since they already have Android camera's.

All in all I think this might be some leaked information from a brainstorm session where engineers go wild, but that's it.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:56 5

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Good post, I only see the lense one being a reality. +1 BTW, did you see my new troll?

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:01 4

32. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Yup hence my comment that he really must love you (DJ) to go to all this trouble of photoshopping your pic. Hope he didn't jizz in his pants while doing this lol.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:18 1

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Some sad cases bro. Anyway, headed to the gym on a rainy Vegas day. Chest and abs, be cool bro.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 10:00 11

48. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


You are the biggest troll on here, that's why someone is immatating you.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 19:14 1

84. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You tell me I can't read or spell, then you type immatating? It "imitating" moron.

posted on 28 Jan 2015, 01:48 1

86. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


"It's". :)

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 10:05 10

50. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Don't like this Darkkjeddii. This Whitejeddii is better and cleaner.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 10:30 4

53. BrighttJedii (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


Thanks friend.

Peace.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 14:29 4

71. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


It could be the same guy playing both sides? lol

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 17:32 1

82. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Now that would be sick lol

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:00 1

29. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 2702; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Also different backplates with different functionality is hardly easy to use. What if I go to the gym, work out, want to sync my fitness info to my phone but also want to measure my blood sugar levels? I need to take every backplate with me, just in case I want this functionality.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:17 2

39. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


I'm pretty much sure backplates will be purchasable accessories. E-ink screen is really nice. However, I strongly doubt this backplate thing to be true.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 10:25 2

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That would be a pain, an inconvenience.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 14:30

72. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Agreed

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 14:28 1

70. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Most of them. The Note 4 has a 16MB sensor, the S5 did too. So I expect it to simply go up for the next model, 20MP is logic progression.

Dual Edge sides have been confirm as fact and the device is being called the S Edge.

Lighter TouchWiz? There are already Note 4's and S5's running Android 5.0 with TW on top and if you watch those vids, you can see the UI is way faster than it is on the regular stock S5 and Note 4.

I don't see the interchangeable back covers with sensors in them, but it is a better option than having them all inside the phone, For one, you can just buy the one that fits what you do and that is better vs having them all in the phone sucking battery and they aren't being used at all. As we have seen on past Samsung models.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 16:49

80. dimas (Posts: 1910; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Off topic. you've got some fanboy named Brighttjedii up there. Can't people stick to article bashing?

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 11:49

87. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


All of them!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:58 3

47. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Not Iove , but deep hate .

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 11:19

59. ThePython (Posts: 871; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Or a bit of both!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:51 15

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


LOL...BrighttJedii. xD
Are you here to fight against the ultimate Apple fanboy Darkkjedii? lol

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:22 21

17. BrighttJedii (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


No.
I'm the brighter side of his personality.
Peace.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 15:20 1

75. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


no BrighttJedii is on the LIGHT SIDE

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:51 4

6. Ninetysix (Posts: 2339; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Thank you for advertising Apple in a Samsung article :)

-Apple PR

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:59 4

8. rantao333 (Posts: 322; Member since: 21 May 2013)


samsung ceo : we need to find a way to overcome this obstacles

samsung management team : lets throw everything into wall and see what stick

samsung ceo : brilliant idea

samsung fans : this call innovation

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:07 20

11. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It must work, since Samsung has been extremely innovative in the smartphone market, to the point that others follow.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:57 4

28. tech2 (Posts: 3349; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Someone give this man a cookie !

It is because of their will to experiment Note series was born. It was ridiculed and even called a 'toaster' when released but the world is following them.

Even in 2014, apart from the stale spec and size bump by every other manufacturer Samsung were the ones who brought us a Edge display and the gorgeous S Amoled display on a tablet.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 14:32 2

73. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Yea and that is why they are the top selling Android OEM and have been since 2009. In fact the Galaxy S alone outsells all the combined phones of all the Android OEMs.

Hmmm!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:20 10

14. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I died when I figured out what the heck was your avatar... xD
Oh myyyyy. >>(우Д 우' )

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:36

21. cskovic991 (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


you've just started the fanboys war

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:37 2

23. bucky (Posts: 2460; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


First comment in a Samsung article has iPhone it.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 17:16

81. medtxa (Posts: 1116; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


thats nothing usual, people always bring apple on samsung article or vice versa.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 10:43

56. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Samsung with alleged innovative ideas and jedi with new innovative version... why not call it BJedii6 plus with OIS and 4gb ram...

today is an interesting and innovative day on PA... thumbs up for jedii

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 13:35

66. tedkord (Posts: 10235; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Nothing alleged about it.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 11:53 3

64. akki20892 (Posts: 3900; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


So who is next "InvisibleeJedii"
Lol

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 16:23

79. Phonecall01 (unregistered)


May the force be with neither one of them..

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 13:38

67. JunitoNH (Posts: 1613; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Lol you are the DJ, but from an alternative universe. Actually, I thought was reading an iPhone story, with the health apps and all.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:47

2. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8368; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


yes let's take all the Samsung rumors with grain of salt, but believe all Apple rum I rs do you can be gravely disappointed when they don't happen.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 07:57 7

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 2019; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


gimmicks

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:21 15

15. BrighttJedii (banned) (Posts: 5; Member since: 26 Jan 2015)


No. This is innovation.
Samsung is love, Samsung is life.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 10:01

49. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


Is the iphone's.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 15:21

76. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


no FINGER SENSOR is a gimmick and stealing your info purchases. CURVE screen is innovation. having different back covers is innovation.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:02

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3714; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Okay, bring it on.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:08 1

12. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


good idea i hope this time samsung will not disappoint the masses

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:17

13. mostafawael.1998 (Posts: 240; Member since: 01 Oct 2014)


Well I don't care that much about such things.
what I care about is usability and fluidity of the UI as well as how much is the optimization done.
Hope that Sammy does not disappoint us this year, specially with the part that said they are optimizing the galaxy S6 as much as possible to bring a nexus6-like experience... that is the most important thing for me.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:21 7

16. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


The most anticipated smartphone of the year just holds my breath. Please, give Samsung respect...

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:31 1

19. cskovic991 (banned) (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


#Respect

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:00 2

30. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Thanks you!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:00 2

31. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


#Respect

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 09:21 2

41. cmpunk (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


#Respect

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 10:24

51. Gp_Customs (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 14 Jan 2015)


I thought you was banned. ..?

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 15:22

77. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'm still waiting for the NOTE V unless SONY can do better. But Will always respect SAMSUNG in sales and design/innovation.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:27 3

18. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)


same ole gimmicky stuff on a Samsung! will be half price 3 months later while they talk Galaxy S6 Edge Prime & Mini while rumors surface around Galaxy S7. This is a fact!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:37 3

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 19750; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's usually how it goes.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:45 5

24. Cicero (Posts: 855; Member since: 22 Jan 2014)


It is calling cycles of life. You have to move on and enjoy not to be stuck in your apple garden.

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