Galaxy S6 to look 'a lot like iPhone 6,' come with 5.1" display and sealed polymer battery

Galaxy S6 to look 'a lot like iPhone 6,' come with 5.1
UPDATE: A treasure trove of new Galaxy S6 chassis images seemingly confirms the iPhone 6 lookalike claims from the Korean sources below.

If you thought those rounded corners, thin chassis and taller home button in the leaked Galaxy S6 schematics resemble the iPhone 6 design paradigm, it's because the retail handset indeed does, tips Korean media today. The new flagship Galaxy is said to come with a sealed unibody metal casing, but with use of glass material both for the front and the back, too. As one executive at a parts supplier puts it today: "The Galaxy S6 will make its debut in two versions ― flat and rounded screens. It will have a metal build, which will make it look even more like Apple's latest models." Ouch.

Design is not the only thing Samsung might have in common with Apple's newest handsets, though, as today's publication reconfirms what we've been hearing for a while - that a technology called Samsung Pay will be embedded in the phone, similar to what Apple did last year. Samsung's solution, however, might be based on magnetic emitting that mimics your credit card, so it will potentially be accepted in 10 million points of sale without retooling of existing machines, while Apple Pay is currently encompassing about 200 thousand spots. Here's how LoopPay, on which Samsung Pay will allegedly be based, works.

Samsung has apparently ditched the plans to only offer a dual-edged screen with the Galaxy S6 due to the yet-insufficient yield of curved glass panels, that is why analysts peg the sales of the "flat" screen S6 at about 40 million, while the S6 Edge would be produced in a "limited" 10 million batch, if all goes to forecasts. The screen will be with a 5.1" diagonal, perhaps the same Quad HD Super AMOLED display that made a debut in Korea on the Galaxy S5 LTE-A last year. A Samsung Exynos chipset will be powering the S6, claim the insiders, with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 eventually picking up the slack after its production issues have been resolved in the spring.

Last but not least, for the first time we are hearing something more concrete about the battery in the Galaxy S6. A slim sealed unibody handset crafted out of metal is a grand departure from the current flexible design of the Galaxy line, which offers replaceable battery solutions. That is why Samsung has allegedly placed a big emphasis on the volume/capacity ratio, and the life span of the Galaxy S6's juicer. Allegedly, the battery will be smaller in size and run cooler than the current editions, at the same time providing a similar capacity. Here's the exact quote:

The Galaxy S6 will be unveiled a day before the MWC expo officially starts, on March 1st, as it customary for Samsung now, and the company will eventually have its Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong joining the party. We, as usual, will be there live, and relay to you all the excitement and initial impressions that the new Galaxy flagship will bring.

source: KoreaTimes

Related phones

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)
iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So...yeah I don't know, looks a lot like the galaxy S2...but that's just me...

3. Kumar123 unregistered

Apples sued Samsung mainly because of S2 design. Samsung copied iphone design in their S2. One Samsung executive even said back then sth like - we must create a phone that resembles iphone looks and features.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5601; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I can see the high resemblance between the Galaxy S and iPhones But dont see it in the S2, S3, S4, S5 (except for S2 TouchWiz was still very iOS like) The iPhones have far prettier designs than the comparative S2, S3, S4, S5 IMO Until the 6/6+ and Alpha/Note 4 where IMO Samsung caught up Though I can see some resemblance in the iPhone 5 design and the Alpha/Note 4 But not enough to say a copy, more of a Lumia 930 copy than an iPhone 5 copy Anyway, who cares they all copy each other to some degree

13. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

To be fair, it is rather difficult to make a rectangular phone and making it unique so it doens't look 'similar', that said yeah I've heard those things as well, but I don't think apple won the design argument only certain patents, and given how wide they were, I mean at one point it could be argued that any rectangular phone was copying/infringing on apple patents, it kinda makes me go eh. Its rectangular, it is metal, it has slightly curved edges rather then straight, is that similar to the iphone? yes....but how else would you make a 'sleek' modern design on a rectangle? I'm just asking, because I don't really know it, people like those slightly rounded sides, so samsung makes their phone with it?

18. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

That's a lie and a false allegation. If that's really the case, then Apple is a copycat too; it copied LG Prada!

34. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Stop it. No need for racial attacks. Reported.

38. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Dude, it's just a phone..

44. Ashoaib

Posts: 3250; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Well Koreans are cute and I love gamgnam style and I love korean technology including note 4 and s6 even if its a copy, so how about that?

23. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

2. android_hitman unregistered

then it better have a good damn battery inside.

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

iFans gonna rage, iFans gonna cry, iFans gonna whine. The Sampple war is coming back with a vengance.

5. Kumar123 unregistered

Copysung is returning.

14. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

Can't let Xiaomi take all the glory.

25. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

All what Asian companies do is copy. So sad.

35. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Why don't you ask Apple to stick to 3.5-inch 'oh-so-perfect' form factor? As if 5.5-inch form factor was an original idea! You guy are funny..

58. mrochester

Posts: 942; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It does seem that Asian companies are especially prone to mimicing or copying as closely as possible the designs and styles of the worlds leading brands.

42. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

I don't have a problem with "copying" as long as it's copying a decent design. I6 was ugly imo. Not sure why you would copy that.

46. phljcnth

Posts: 549; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

The only part I see resembling the iPhone 6 is the bottom part. Everyone should note that the pictures don't show the back panel (think of Galaxy A phones) which would likely make the whole look a lot different from the iPhone. I don't think a company as big as Samsung would resort to a blatant copy of its biggest rival's flagship.

55. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

sorry is samesung

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1408; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

We prefer sealed battery, otherwise the unethical retailer will gonna swap away the original one and put in the fake battery to us and end up explode. Then Samsung claims us we're using the third parties battery and not their fault

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I don't prefer it... And maybe where you live they would get away with that, but if a retailer did that in europe, he wouldn't be a retailer for long.

32. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lol that might be the case in China :p Never heard of that happening.

49. Ashoaib

Posts: 3250; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yeah, never heard of it that any retailer is putting a fake battery. They will not ruin their reputation just for a battery

8. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Apple is like: "If we can't win against Samsung, sue them. We have Judge Lucy Koh as our puppet".

10. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

a single judge doesnt make decisions, not in cases like this. and welcome to 2015, get out and take a look.

17. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

i'm with you supernova. Apple is just a butthurt company who can't even invent its own Soc and begging Samsung to make it for them. What a shame!

21. AlikMalix unregistered

um... Apple only uses Samsung as a manufacturer to build what Apple designs ("invents" per your vocabulary). "Begging" isnt really the world, more like Hiring Samsung to build their own designed chips.... If you really think Samsung "invented" SOC for Apple, why hasn't samsung "invented" their own 64bit processor 1.5 years ago, when Apple introduced the first 64bit on a mobile phone?

50. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

It is likely to do with the fact that android was not capable of utilising the a 64bit architecture at the time. It is a little misleading to say apple invented 64bit mobile processors. They designed them. The 64bit processor was invented in the late 1960's by intel.

53. AlikMalix unregistered

I know., I was using his word, that's why I put that word within the quotation marks

56. brunelian92

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

ah I see. My apologies!

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