A host of unconfirmed new images show us the Galaxy S6's iPhone-esque chassis
While the ragtag leakster "community" has been hard at work with the Galaxy S6 for a while now, it wasn't until recently that we started hearing from supposedly different sources that the next Galaxy S line flagship (to be launched on March 1) will resemble the iPhone 6. Considering the bitter rivalry between Samsung and Apple, we didn't think much of it at the time, and decided to sit tight and wait to see what the former really has in store. As per usual, however, the rumor mill is having none of that, and one unidentified insider sent in supposed images of the Galaxy S6's chassis to French NowhereElse earlier today.
After checking the shots out, you too will agree that there is obviously some truth to the aforementioned sporadic claims that Galaxy S6 will end up looking alike to the iPhone 6 – as long as what we're looking at is the real deal, of course. This is mostly reinforced by the image of the supposed bottom side of the S6, which looks remarkably iPhone-esque – from the placement of the speaker grill and USB port, down to the metal frame and the plastic cutouts for the antennas. The shots also reveal a side-mounted SIM card tray slot, suggesting that the S6 may end up being the first Galaxy S line flagship with a seemingly thin, unibody design and non-removable back cover (and battery).
We also notice that the cutout where we expect the LED flash and the heart rate monitor to be has been moved to the side of the camera stack (unlike the Galaxy S5, where it sits underneath it). In other words, the various cases for the Galaxy S6 from the likes of Spigen that we've seen so far have just won themselves some extra credibility.
In all, however, while a chassis is, admittedly, too little to go on generally, it does seem like Samsung will be sticking with an outline similar to the rounded lines of the Galaxy S5. Whether this indicates that the rumors of a dramatic, from-the-ground-up redesign of the Galaxy S6 were false remains to be seen.
From what we've heard so far, the Galaxy S6 is coming with a 5- to 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution screen, a split between the octa-core Exynos 7420 and Snapdragon 810 (depending on region), 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and a 20-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization and 5-megapixel selfie snapper combo.
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