Galaxy S6 might come in Q2 with aluminum chassis and side-sloping display

Galaxy S6 might come in Q2 with aluminum chassis and side-sloping display
The rumored dual-edged display for the Galaxy S6 might be more understated than the Note Edge solution, after all, if "reliable sources" tipping an Italian tech blog are to be believed. The sides will eventually be sloping much less here, in order to avoid the dual-edged panel affecting the grip ergonomics. The folks there have leaked a phone or two before, and have now received confirmation not only that the S6 will indeed have a display slightly curved on both sides, but it will also feature a unibody aluminum chassis.

We'll have to see this to believe it, as Samsung has been pretty plasticky so far with all of its Galaxy flagships, and crafting million of aluminum pieces for the casing will be a tough retooling for it to pull off. Moreover, the publication claims there won't be two versions - S6 and S6 Edge - as speculated so far, but all models will be with the flexible curved display, while the separation will be by the chipset utilized - Snapdragon 810 for the LTE units, and a brand new 64-bit Exynos 7 Octa for the other variation. 

The source is also debunking the rumor that Samsung has pulled the announcement of the S6 forward to CES next month, but rather reiterates that we will see Samsung's next flagship unveiled in the usual Q2 timeframe. Where there is smoke, there is fire, and we can't wait to see that eventual display waterfall on the sides of the S6, as well as the purported metal chassis, provided that all of this holds water in the end.


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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)



1. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Q2? I just can't believe this to be true

2. g2a5b0e unregistered

Why not? Q2 starts April 1st. The S5 came in the last week of March, but every previous Galaxy S model released in Q2.

4. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

You're right, I just can't wait. The roumored curving looks not to have any functional meaning like on N4Edge, though

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

I hear ya. I'm curious too. I have a feeling that they don't plan on holding back this time around.

8. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I wouldn't trade removable battery for a unibody

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

I agree. My Note 4 feels just as solid as any unibody phone I've played with.

28. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Waiting for the beast :)

3. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

New plastic s6

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I wonder when someone gets a pacemaker or an insulation, do they request for an aluminium unit??

11. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Does it really matter ? I moved from S5 to M8 , biggest regret of my life. M8 Has literaly 0 features compared to S5 , so yeah id Rather have plastic BUT WATERPROOF device than metal device that has no more features than iphone.

13. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

HAHAHHAAHHA, i laught cause one of my girls bought the M8 as opposed to the S5 and is regretting every day.

15. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I bought Z2 and I have 0 regret :P I'm not a power user so I really don't need that much features. But I'm loving the waterproof feature.

25. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The M8 doesn't have the features but it's a great device.

30. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You do know the S5 is waterproof too right? Don't get me wrong the Sony's are nice, well made phones but their screen and I'd even wager camera aren't nearly as good.

38. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

S5 is water resistance :P but either way it's still suit my need for water protection. However, my Z2 is an unlock phone from Taiwan that's why I like it. I can't stand carrier phones in the US now... I do have to say I'm happy with the screen and camera even though I think S5 has better screen. Nevertheless, this beast gets me through 2 days with one charge. Can't be more happy with that.

6. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

Am I the only one who doesn't want Unibody chasis? I want removable battery.

10. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

you're not alone

12. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Wait and see , maybe sammy figures something out

17. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

I hope. Because Sammy had always an advantage with their home screen, capacitive buttons, removable battery and microsd slot. I don't care about metal or anything that removes that features. But if they do it without removing those it'll be epic. :D

18. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

*home button

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

what if it had a slide out battery like digital camera but charging port was on it and water tight seal more important is front speakers

26. Jefski

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

People need to stop ragging on Sammy because of them using plastic. Pretty much all cell phone users have cases on their phones. The select few that don't use cases are idiots that don't value their "baby"! I've got a Note 4 and I'd love to show off the metal frame but I'd rather keep it protected than having it broken. Can't tell you how many people I know with cracked screens and whatnot.

14. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014


16. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

at the end it will be again samesuck

35. engineer-1701d unregistered

thats apple same body for 4 phones, ios for 8 years

19. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

After Samsung finally release the Galaxy S6 with the double edge screen the Pundits will finally say Samsung as "The Edge" over the Others,Samsung let the Look of the Galaxy S5 down but just hope we finally really get an Amazing phone and Features that will shock the Pundits and take the pressure off Samsung

20. Rich123

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 30, 2014

Good luck getting a screen protector for any phone with curved edges on both sides.

21. alouden unregistered

I had the same thought. But I am sure they will come up with a screen protector that protects all but the curved edges.

23. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

It will be probably Corning Gorilla Glass 4. So I don't think you can scratch it easily. And i'm not sure but if it's YOUM screen it can't be cracked right?

27. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 2014

yes it'll have, in fact it is easy, as far as i know there are bumper case and flip case that the only support are on just corners and open on side bottom and top. so there will be no problem to that.

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