First images of alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 unibody aluminum frame leak out

First images of alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 unibody aluminum frame leak out
This might be the first substantial leak of the Galaxy S6 with images showing the brand new design adopted by Samsung for its ‘Project Zero’ 2015 flagship. After hardship in the past couple of years, the company has gone back to the drawing board, trying to revise what a high-end flagship should look like.

The end result might be this alleged aluminum unibody of the Galaxy S6. The leak comes from French publication NoWhereElse, which has an excellent track record with Apple and Samsung rumors.

It does come with a warning that those images come from an early batch of Samsung phones and while chances are we’re looking at the Galaxy S6, it’s not 100% certain, so do take this with a grain of salt.

An evergreen aluminum design has been at the core of Apple’s design success with devices like the iPhone 6, iPads, and Macbooks, but on the Android side of things companies like HTC have also pulled off great-looking aluminum flagships. Would you prefer such a unibody aluminum Galaxy S6 design over the traditionally used by Samsung plastic?


source: NoWhereElse (translated)

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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84 Comments

1. laughmi

Posts: 283; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Wow. I am having a strong feeling it would thrash the iP6 and HTC M8 in looks :)

2. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Its a samsung product. It can't thrash anything in looks.

47. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Only time will tell.

64. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

lol. who are you kidding, not me. The Note 4 is currently the best looking smartphone.

73. rkoforever90

Posts: 408; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

best looking samsung maybe its noway the best looking phone

65. Dranzer10

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

when S3 was first announced, it was one among the best looking phones until the design became very very common.

69. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

The Note 4 is absolutely freaking gorgeous soo... Ye :D

8. engineer-1701d unregistered

i think thats the a7 uni body not the gs6

9. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

nothing can defeat the design of the htc m8 and besides this is just the frame

27. cncrim

Posts: 1539; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Never said never.

18. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Sorry bro, this is nothing but a galaxy alpha with a metal back which looks like an iPhone 5/5s. It also looks like the battery will not be removable which is its main selling point.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My thoughts exactly

25. superbec

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

since when a non-removable batt is a selling point???

26. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I think they meant that the removable battery is a selling point, and that they will lose sales if they remove that feature.

45. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

It did well for htc and apple :P

62. hurrycanger

Posts: 1752; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

HTC ?

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30720; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol, let the phone get announced first. Fanboys, man I tell ya.

75. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

are you insane? U wont get that from samsung anytime soon

3. dancorcal

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

This doesn't matter to me personally. The first thing I do with a phone is put a case on it. I would rather them put more battery in tje phone.

4. trqster

Posts: 174; Member since: May 17, 2013

Finally Samsung embraces the metal era - about time! Samsung should concentrate on releasing fewer higher quality phones in the future and the S6 certainly looks promising...

29. Doakie

Posts: 2460; Member since: May 06, 2009

I freaking hate Aluminum phones. My M7 got pits in its aluminum INSIDE of a Seidio Surface case. WTF is the point of a case if inside of a case it gets damaged. Give me Polycarbonate, or throw it back.

37. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Dont be a lil betch and not use a case. I've dropped my phone once and it wasnt my fault. Whats the point in designing a phone if its always gonna be put into a case? Might as well just make every phone a rectangular block.

33. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

They can release two flagships. One for looks and the other for utility. As long as the internals are the same.

5. TournaFlyer

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 20, 2014

No removable battery...NO GO!

23. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

I really don't understand this mentality - do you really use your phone THAT much that you can't get a days charge out of it and so requires you to carry a spare battery around with you all day? There can't be many people like you out there...

36. burekbrigada

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I registred just to reply you. Yes this phone WILL fail if it abondon removable batery. Reason is NOT carrying a spare battery - very few users do that! But after few years battery WILL start to degrade. In very large parts of word phone must go more than two years. Not necessary with same owner, but will be either passed to family members (or friends) or sold. Maybe not important for USA and rich people around world but for common people it is.

78. p00tis

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 07, 2014

The battery will only noticeably degrade if you buy a cheap s**tty phone. My iPhone 5 lasted for 2 years no problem, I got through every day on a charge just fine. And there's no reason it would get worse if I used it two more years. The iPhone and most quality flagships have good, expensive batteries in them that last a day at least for years. No need for a removable battery, it only ruins design.

79. stferrari

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Speaking as a 38 year electronic engineer this is not true. If you understood how Li batteries work, they only have a limited number of charges available to them. The charge life of a given Li battery is a factor of the size (ma rating), length of each charge (what percentage of the battery needs to be recharged per charge cycle) along with now often it is charged (every day, ever other day, etc.). I owned two HTC one M7s which were charged ~80% once per day. Both phones began to suffer significant charge time losses after 18 months of use and had to be replaced within 20 months. I don't think HTC uses cheap batteries.

55. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I'm one of the few people that carry spare batteries. As I'm sure everyone knows, it's not just how much you use your phone, but how strong a signal you have. I often work outside in areas with poor reception and it kills my battery. I carry 2 spares and it essentially takes me about 20 seconds to fully charge my phone again. I also agree with burekbrigada. After a year or so the battery will be a lot less than new and switching out the battery a nice feature. Just think, after 1 year, a typical battery will have been charged 365 times.

51. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Shouldn't be a problem. All that needs to be done is include a battery that lasts 2 days with very heavy usage, takes one hour to fully charge, and that is guaranteed a free (or steeply discounted) replacement within 5 years.

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