Image of sleek Samsung Galaxy S6 appears on Instagram, confirms metal build

Image of sleek Samsung Galaxy S6 appears on Instagram, confirms metal build
Friday afternoon, Samsung posted a picture on its Instagram site that shows what most likely is the Samsung Galaxy S6. The phone is shown in profile, revealing a thin design. The image is similar to a video teaser that we told you about this morning. And in the background we see some sort of metal. This confirms that Samsung has finally decided to listen to the multitude of customers who were getting tired with the plastic build employed for Samsung's most recent flagship models.

Samsung supposedly started from scratch when designing the Galaxy S6, a program it called "Project Zero." The manufacturer has been struggling lately and Apple's tremendous calendar fourth quarter certainly didn't help.

We expect to see the Samsung Galaxy S6 unveiled on March 1st in Barcelona along with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. On the same date, the HTC One M9 and the HTC One max 2 should be unveiled. This is quite a pivotal year for Sammy. It can reverse its recent trends by coming through with a spectacular Galaxy S6, or it could disappoint and face strong competition globally.

We will be in Barcelona for MWC 2015 ready to provide you with the latest new product offerings, including the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9. Keep it right here!

source: SamsungMobile

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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. TBomb

Posts: 1504; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

although that pic doesn't show the protruding camera... to be fair and non-hypocritical... if samsung starts throwing its ads everywhere after March 1st without the protruding camera... i will be upset

41. DR1977

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

This is the picture of the S6 Edge, which is tapered on the back. The regular S6 will be squared off.

2. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is totally different from how the leaked metal frames, renders, and schematics look. Not to mention there's no camera hump. Could it be that we've been looking at a fake design all along?

22. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Or this could be the S6 Edge and not the regular S6. At closer look that looks like the curved display extending to the back cover. It's also consonant to the Edge's contour line shown in the Unpacked invitation. Those leaks about the regular S6 could still end up being the real thing.

52. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

+1 I concur

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2256; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Wait minit.. this is Phonearena isn't it :p lololololololol

3. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It looks like just the sides are metal in the render at the top, and you can't see the back on the instagram shot. If they do do all metal, that'll turn some heads. Hopefully they do, because it doesn't just look nice, it also releases heat when the phone gets hot.

4. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

I hope they combine metal body with replaceable battery, good signal quality, low SAR, micro SD and the other things that makes Galaxy series good.

5. scsa852k

Posts: 331; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

Looks nothing like any of the renders floating around. Can't wait until March 1st.

6. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Looks like a skinny iPod Touch 4th Gen

7. maherk

Posts: 6881; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I knew i would end up finding one of you parrots in this comment section.

44. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

But it looks similiar, why are you so butt-hurt.

48. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

I'm just giving my opinion mate, calm it.

55. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

It's ok, that is exactly the first thing I thought as well. Granted this is only a side profile, so I'm sure in all it will look completely different.

8. GeekMovement unregistered

So that's not the Edged screen we're looking at (of the S6 Edge), but the metal sides of the phone (on the S6)? Then I agree, it looks nothing like the rendered images of the S6. No camera hump? Well then, I'll be surprised.

21. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

They could still be pulling an Apple, remember the iPhone 6 renders that didn't show the protruding camera? Yeah I was quite disappointed with this so I think Sammy could be pulling the very same trick here.

25. GeekMovement unregistered

I don't remember the iPhone 6 renders, but you may be right. I have doubts that the S6 will have a flushed camera design.

28. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

doesn't matter still looks good.

9. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

That's much better design..

43. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Yeah. Finally you posted a comment without hating. Good Job!

10. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Haha.. so this confirms that all the leak images with cases are all sort of speculations . Sammy doesnt have the reason to make this teaser if it wouldnt be the real side view look of the next galaxy .. im pretty excited :)

11. GenericFanboy

Posts: 50; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Wait... people actually took those "leaks" seriously?

36. drunkenjay

Posts: 1673; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

wouldnt say they took it seriously but from the case makers we are expecting something similar. this design is way off our imaginations. never the less the hype is strong

37. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Those fake renders will raise the expectations and the hype around.

12. ReticentHamster

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I think Samsung is actually quite good at keeping its devices secret until their official unveiling. As I recall, we had no clue what the Note 4 and Note Edge looked like until the announcement day. (we didn't even know if the Note Edge was real, for that matter). It could be that all of these iPhone-like leaks were faked, or maybe not. I thought the leaked designs were pretty good, but I'm also very excited to see a new design if they have one.

13. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Who cares anymore old Sony sensor ruined it all

14. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I don't like it,let's hope this is the edge... I didn't ask for a redesign just a change in materials.

15. boostedDroid unregistered

Damn Samsung for not giving this guy exactly what HE wanted....

17. Techielover

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Exactly damn you samsung!!!I liked the leaks,renders and concepts but all that now seemingly went down the drain.

16. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Uh oh. Looks like very thick top/bottom bezels.

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