Galaxy S6 blueprint and case maker renders pop up, teasing a slimmer, taller flagship

Galaxy S6 blueprint and case maker renders pop up, teasing a slimmer, taller flagship
An eventual Galaxy S6 industrial blueprint is trying to finish off the flagship's full circle of leaks last month that included purported prototypes, dimension sheet, and case maker renders. The schematics seem to show a rather thin device with quite the rounded corners, and a taller home button, in line with what we heard about the eventual new touch-based fingerprint sensor in the S6

Last week during a conference call with investors, Samsung’s head of IR Robert Yi, said that the company will be releasing an “innovative premium handset” with a “special function”. We don't know if that mysterious function are the multiple back covers that add different features, but as far as the "premium" part goes, we can safely assume that the S6 might come with a metal-clad shell, as Mr Yi indirectly reassured investors that Samsung won't have any issues producing a metal chassis in large quantities.

Based on all those specs leaks, renders and prototypes so far, the case makers from Verus have created what can be considered a pretty accurate depiction of how the Galaxy S6 may end up looking. These might be a bit more accurate portrayals than the renders from Spigen, as that case maker usually pulls the trigger first, but when the real thing lands, there are often discrepancies with what Spigen posts beforehand. Let's not forget that some case makers obtain the exact dimensions early, as a leaked drawing earlier pegged the Galaxy S6 as having a 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.28in (143.52mm x 70.70mm x 7.19mm) chassis, which is pretty similar to the current S5 size, but thinner.

These latest renders, however, don't exactly coincide with the alleged blueprint, as the sensors there are shown to be on the left of the earpiece, instead of the right hand side, so make of it what you will. In any case, we will be at the MWC expo relaying the Galaxy S6 unveiling to you live, so not much more to wait until we see what Samsung will announce as a flagship this year.

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source: Antonio Monaco (Twitter) & Verus

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI


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