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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:

Batteries will be embedded in S6 as Samsung is putting more focus on strengthening the safety of batteries by replacing the flammable liquid electrolytes of conventional lithium-ion cells with improved polymer electrolyte cells, which are non-flammable and non-volatile.

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

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posted on 04 Feb 2015, 03:50 3

1. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 03:53 19

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.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 03:59 17

7. vincelongman (Posts: 5127; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:19 2

13. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 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?

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:31 14

18. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 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!

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:05 10

34. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)

Stop it. No need for racial attacks.


posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:19 4

38. sipha (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 May 2012)

Dude, it's just a phone..

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 07:29 1

44. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 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?

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:37 11

23. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)

have a nice day, apple fans


posted on 04 Feb 2015, 03:51 2

2. android_hitman (unregistered)

then it better have a good damn battery inside.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 03:54 4

4. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 03:54 14

5. Kumar123 (unregistered)

Copysung is returning.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:19 7

14. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)

Can't let Xiaomi take all the glory.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:41 2

25. Spedez (Posts: 523; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

All what Asian companies do is copy. So sad.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 06:07 6

35. rd_nest (Posts: 1656; Member since: 06 Jun 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..

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 15:15

58. mrochester (Posts: 679; Member since: 17 Aug 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.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 07:06 1

42. rnagic (Posts: 214; Member since: 13 Jul 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.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 07:40 1

46. phljcnth (Posts: 498; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 14:04

55. androtaku (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)

sorry is samesung

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 03:57 3

6. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1362; Member since: 06 Jul 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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:20 4

15. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 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.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 05:29 3

32. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 08:21 2

49. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)

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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:03 8

8. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)

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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:12 5

10. Jamoga (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)

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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:27 5

17. cmpunk (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Jan 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!

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 04:35 7

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?

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 08:22 2

50. brunelian92 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 Feb 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.

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 13:07 1

53. AlikMalix (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Feb 2015, 14:15

56. brunelian92 (Posts: 79; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)

ah I see. My apologies!

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