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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, 07:51 10

4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3234; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


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

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, 07:51 4

6. Ninetysix (Posts: 2537; 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, 08:01 12

9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; 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, 08:07 20

11. tedkord (Posts: 13140; 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, 08:20 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, 08:22 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, 08:35 3

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 23401; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


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

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: 2982; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


First comment in a Samsung article has iPhone it.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 08:51 9

25. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3234; 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: 23401; 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, 08:57 4

28. tech2 (Posts: 3487; 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, 09:00 1

29. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3234; 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, 09:01 4

32. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3234; 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, 09:17 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, 09:18 1

40. darkkjedii (Posts: 23401; 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, 09:58 3

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


Not Iove , but deep hate .

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, 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, 10:25 2

52. darkkjedii (Posts: 23401; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That would be a pain, an inconvenience.

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, 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, 11:19

59. ThePython (Posts: 901; Member since: 08 May 2013)


Or a bit of both!

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 11:53 3

64. akki20892 (Posts: 3902; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


So who is next "InvisibleeJedii"
Lol

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 13:35

66. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Nothing alleged about it.

posted on 27 Jan 2015, 13:38

67. JunitoNH (Posts: 1931; 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.

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