Samsung might unveil the 'half-metal' Galaxy S6 as soon as CES in January, dual-edged version in tow
Marred by comparatively poor sales of its previous, Galaxy S5 flagship, Samsung might have decided to pull the Galaxy S6 announcement forward, or as soon as CES 2015 next month, claims Korean media. Not only will we be seeing the regular S6 announced then, but also the rumored dual-edged premium version, similar to the way Samsung revealed the Note 4 and Note Edge back in September.
Samsung is aiming at 45 million Galaxy S6 units sold, continues the business publication, citing a local Mirae Asset Securities analyst memo. Out of these, 10 million will be due to the dual-edged model, or so tell the demand forecasters over at the analyst shop. The handset is expected to have the newest chipsets, presumably Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7 Octa, depending on the region, a Quad HD display and a high-res camera, which might be reserved for the dual-edged version only, though. We will apparently also get a "half-metal unibody", whatever that means - probably something in the styling of the new A-series and Note 4, which have a generous amount of metal elements around them.
It's all good new for those who are waiting for a more promising flagship from Samsung, and the company would really start the new year with a bang if it manages to unveil the S6 in January, prepping it for sales a few weeks after. This would indeed overshadow the launch of the Xperia Z4, Huawei's D8, or HTC's (M9), all of which are expected to come by the time spring has descended upon us.