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Awesome Galaxy S VI concept skips a generation to hint where Samsung should head after the S IV

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Awesome Galaxy S VI concept skips a generation to hint where Samsung should head after the S IV
The talented concept artists from the Apple Conspiracy are at it again, after producing the awesome titanium Nokia FX800 render, which allegedly got to some Nokia employees attention, although the Finns might already have been working on the praised metal-clad Lumia Catwalk by the time. 

This time the team is voicing their opinion on the Galaxy S IV, and its leaked design you might have seen here and there, by staging a new concept render, this time directly titled Galaxy S VI, to indicate where they want Samsung to be heading with the flagship Galaxy line in the future.

The render doesn't reiterate specs wishes this time, as who knows what the future will bring, but rather hints at the desire for Samsung to dazzle and wow going forward, that's why they directly skipped a generation, the team says:

After seeing myriads of Galaxy S IV concepts in past couple of months - which is only a reflection of culturological importance of this device (because it's on a way to replace the iconic nature of iPhone), we decided to give up serious work on concept and turn to more humorous approach.

The linear "progression" of technology in terms of bumping up specs and distancing phones from humanly measures makes the design process very unnatural and ultimately boring. Thus we have made a turnaround, and replaced designation IV to VI, in hope that humane design will once again be a part of mobile phone industry. 

It includes technologies we have yet to implement, but it's our only way of giving justice to the so-much-used word "innovation" without just being a marketing term. In our opinion, only in next couple of years we could have some real progress in this matter. But new models have to be launched in ever shorter time intervals, and justify their "innovation" by masking the real problems.

So we made this version, the Galaxy S VI, which would take the existing concept of smartphone to a new levels. Among other things, it includes return to smaller screen size (4.5"), larger frame/edge around screen (because it's more ergonomical despite almost everyone thinks there should be edge-to-edge screens just to integrate larger diagonal in smaller body), more advanced wide-gamut OLED tech, and finally, the non-rectangular surface of the screen, which nevertheless places traditional "rectangle" of 1920x1200 resolution in it, and the rest uses for additional functionality. 

The device would be extremely thin but with smooth surfaces, and made of plastic (yes, because it's not so bad after all) with new generation of protective nano-coating called Hyperskin. Oh, and one more thing - there are no more 3.5 mm audio jack and charging/data terminals - everything would go wireless, even the charging and listening to music.

This Galaxy S VI concept actually ties up with the innovation analysts' musings we posted yesterday, who think that the S IV will be the last high-end "in Apple's shadow" that Samsung will make. They shared the opinion that the Koreans will employ significant resources to come up with something truly unique next, although they were more optimistic, and have set 2014 for the period where Samsung's inventions, like the YOUM displays, will crawl out of the lab and proof-of-concept stages, to make a cameo in an eventual Galaxy S V next year.

Have a look at the designers' dreams and desires in the Galaxy S VI concept art slideshow below, and tell us what you think  - would and should Samsung breaking away from the Galaxy line heritage to such an extent one day?

Thanks for sending this in, Apple Conspiracy!

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posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:13 38

1. imkyle (Posts: 1085; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

I just came in my pants. Thanks PA for the morning wood.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:23 3

10. Diego! (Posts: 672; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)

hahahahaha xD

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:29 4

17. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Let me add some more to that. lol Check this out, it's official Android now dominates the tablet segment not just the smartphone segment.



posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:24 8

50. paulislegend (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)

whhhyyyyy cant this be a real thing,,, this blows away anything out there.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 13:05

68. RiseAgainst94 (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Mar 2012)

It's too thin to house everything. Oh and it doesn't look like it's made out of cheap plastic. Not Samsung.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:13 3

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

Don't even believe it.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:28 20

15. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

they are giving Samsung some new ideas

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:35 7

20. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Samsung's R&D is already there. You know once Flexible screens are 100% ready for the consumer market, Samsung will blow away anything we just read.


posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:37 5

23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

I know, and I love the design very much. I know Samsung can see this concept, but don't believe this concept first, we can believe it in the future, because the specs are just super.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:57

84. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 210; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

These arent entirely new ideas! It looks so HTC-ish to me. Hahahaa..

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:38 1

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4292; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

I would get this and get over with everything if it was real!

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:49 3

40. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)

I dont believe Samsung's capable of designing something like this, it would be really nice if they did.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:57 3

42. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

They can, in the future...

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 11:13 1

60. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)

They are more capable than most. Whether they choose to is another story altogether but they definitely can with their resources.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:22

49. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

i do believe it... it said "high quality plastic unibody" haha

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 16:58

87. bobolicious (Posts: 19; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

why does everyone say i dont believe it, its not something that they said would be designed, its only an opinion of what they WANT something to look like.

posted on 15 Mar 2013, 08:22

91. Dimitru (Posts: 40; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)

i said "i do believe it"

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:15 3

3. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

This reminds me of the xperia neo l for some reason...
But still great.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:23 8

11. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)

try bending your neo l..

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:29 1

16. mercorp (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)

I don't own one.
Don't assume.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:33 7

19. rodkurt (Posts: 128; Member since: 29 Nov 2012)

just kidding...almost all phones have look a likes..

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:01 1

28. rgxVOiD (Posts: 440; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)

Try bending this, oh wait, it doesn't exist

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:17 9

4. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Nice and all but without a physical home button - waking up the device wouldn't be comfortable.

So - thanks but no thanks.

Functionality >>> style.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:44

25. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

unless you have an easy to press power button like the one used on the XPERIA Z:http://www.esato.com/gfx/news/img/originals/sony-xperia-z-back-power-button.jpg

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 08:54 4

26. ilia1986 (unregistered)

Doesn't matter. A power button is either on top or on the side. You need a physical, relatively large button on the front of the device to comfortably wake it when its lying on the table (for example).

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:20 3

32. McLTE (Posts: 922; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

Who needs it? I certainly don't NEED the physical home button.

The ONLY time I use the physical home button on my Note2 is when I am going back to my home screen. I can't recall ever using it to wake the phone.

I just did some testing. For ME, it really makes no difference if I push the home button to wake it, or hit the power button on the side (or volume if you have it set to wake).

Having said all that, I do like the physical home button and would like to see it carry on through new designs. You know it won't though as the same functionality can be done without a physical button - it's extra cost that will get cut sooner or later.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:35 6

38. ilia1986 (unregistered)

You might not need it. Many many other people - me included - do need it.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:26 2

51. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

The home button is a pain, I'd rather have on screen ones and a power button at the right side... Easy to turn the device on right when you hold it with your hand

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 09:28 3

35. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

It's people like you that are holding back innovation. You dont need that silly home button like on the GS3 and iPhone.

posted on 13 Mar 2013, 10:00 1

44. bparkerson (unregistered)

No you don't...Have you ever used a Nexus device? I never once considered it "uncomfortable" to wake up my Galaxy Nexus. The physical home button is one of the main reasons I decided against the GS3 and Note 2. I could accept a compactive home button but why have a physical one? I could go on and on but that's for another topic. Sadly, it seems the GS4 will have the same.

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