Image of older Samsung Galaxy S6 prototypes leak; back matches picture of Galaxy S6 cases

Image of older Samsung Galaxy S6 prototypes leak; back matches picture of Galaxy S6 cases
One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has sent us a very interesting image that he claims shows older prototypes of the Samsung Galaxy S6. While we do recommend heading to the spice rack and grabbing a grain of salt to take the image with, there are some reasons to believe that this is the real McCoy. The position of the back camera and the flash/heart rate sensor matches up perfectly with the image of a case for Sammy's new flagship that we showed you the other day.

It was back in November when the word first leaked out that Samsung would be designing the Galaxy S6 "from scratch." There is no question that Samsung is a downward spiral as Apple caught up to it and both rivals shared the top spot by shipping 74.5 million smartphones in the fourth quarter. And China, where Sammy used to be on top, is also taking to the two new iPhone models as Apple has grabbed the top spot there as well.

Just this morning, Samsung announced a 27% drop in fourth quarter profits. This comes the day following the release of Apple's truly amazing calendar fourth quarter earnings.

While you are examining the picture below, keep in mind that it is allegedly an older prototype model. That means that changes most likely have been made, so before you start playing your favorite melancholy songs and crying yourself to sleep, it is quite probable that the Samsung Galaxy S6 won't look anything like the phones in the picture.

Thanks for the tip!

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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)



2. TyrionLannister unregistered

This actually looks good.

5. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I agree.

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Right, it does look good. That name position on back and camera flash assembly looks good. But let's see the final product, how it could be!

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Not at all. Its slightly better then GS5 but not at all good. I sincerely hope GS6 looks are inspired from Alpha.

61. jesse30135

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

Right- the exynos 5430 galaxy alpha g850f is and was my favorite phone ever, I traded it for a Verizon like new note 4. Sold it. I like note 4 but there's just something special about the alpha

47. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Yeah it looks good. Just the way I wanted unlike fancy good looking devices but useless.

3. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Thank god it is an old one !! I guess, most of the people are interested to see the new design language !!

4. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Oh, I expected for it to be worse. Not bad looking prototype (⌒▽⌒)

6. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Is that a Butt?

48. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

no, thats a happy face.......yeah.

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

the smooth side with no frills looks better than on that note 4.

9. GeekMovement unregistered

I like the flat design. I wish they'd get rid of the camera hump for good, but doubt that's going to happen. Would be nice if the ring outlining the camera and the flash was a bit thinner too.

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

I prefer an awesome camera over a flush design with no hump.

18. GeekMovement unregistered

Yeah, assuming they'll still improve the quality of the camera lol, but either way is fine with me really. I'm quite used to camera humps.

10. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Nice and all but the flash should been on the left like the Alpha.

19. RoboBonobo

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

Looks great. Way better than the GS5

21. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I already saw this design leak before claimed to be s4 or s5,, and this is still not a design from scratch, not worthy to be called project zero -- anyway I am really really excited abt the touchwiz on s6, i love the design of my note4 but if lollpop and new touchwiz will be damn good, then it's a party :D :D

22. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

If it is the prototype , So the original mode should be a little bit better that The GS5 . But I hope they follow the design which used in Galaxy Alpha , It reminds me to the Galaxy S2 , It was great

23. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

looks pretty much the same as the S5. only they got rid of the dimples on the back and looks slimmer but thats not the complete redesign talked about a few months ago

24. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

hope its not real looks bad

25. robyla

Posts: 17; Member since: May 10, 2012

Looks like a dummy toy. Samsung never understood how to focus attention on details. Small details can increase the value for several times. Camera department with that crazu frame looks awful, home button as well. Take home button from Galaxy S1, camera instalation from HTC or Xiamomi, tweak it and we are lucky, at least with this. make it minimalistic and premium.

26. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

The today M9 leaks (take a look at reddit) is definitely more goergeous, full alu body with really stunning desin (nothing compared to last week leaks) Check it ou on reddit, you'll be impressed

31. stocklee unregistered

how about a link or something? paste a link, you'll be impressed

32. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

I think the model of Galaxy S5 is better.

35. karamelakimo

Posts: 109; Member since: May 26, 2014


36. material

Posts: 80; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Make It look like any other Device than Samsung and Strap that logo only on the back this time around. It will work .

39. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who care?

40. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I wish samsung would take the beading off the front of their phones and just have it on the back

41. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

We have to wait n see, but this prototype isn't bad it kinda looks elegant n clean, i guess they could introduce front speakers n loose the button by a double tap to wake.

42. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

It's FAKE. Sammobile confirmed that. But positioning of camera, lens and hr-sensor are right.

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