Leaked photos of the Gigaset (ex-Siemens) smartphone reveal similarities to the Samsung Galaxy S6

Leaked photos of the Gigaset (ex-Siemens) smartphone reveal similarities to the Samsung Galaxy S6
Last week, AnTuTu shared a few details about the first smartphone manufactured by Gigaset, which is the company that bought off Siemens's mobile phone division back in 2005. Aside from sharing most of the hardware specifications that matter about the allegedly upcoming device, AnTuTu also provided us with a teaser image of the smartphone, one that partially revealed the front of the handset. 

At the time, many of our readers pointed out that the design of the Gigaset smartphone seems to be heavily inspired by the iPhone 6. However, it turns out that the upcoming Gigaset handset is actually more akin to the Samsung Galaxy S6 in terms of design language.

A few hands-on photos of the Gigaset smartphone leaked online today revealing a design with rounded edges, a metal frame, and a glass back. Aside from the build materials of choice, the Gigaset handset also comes with a speaker grill that's quite similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S6. These leaked hands-on photos also reveal that the Gigaset handset will come with a fingerprint scanner and a dual-LED camera on the back. Take a look for yourself:

According to AnTuTu, the Gigaset smartphone will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, 3GB of RAM, a display with a resolution of 1080 by 1920 pixels, a 16 MP primary camera on the back, and an 8MP selfie shooter on the front. On the software side, the phone is said to run Android 5.1 Lollipop. At the rate Gigaset's first smartphone has been leaking online lately, it wouldn't be entirely surprising if the official announcement of the phone is just around the corner.

What do you guys think of these leaked hands-on photos?

source: Weibo via GforGames



1. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

i definitely would've liked to see the Siemens logo instead, just for the nostalgia

13. Lovejoy

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 04, 2015

I had a nostalgic Siemens moment yesterday, when I accidentally ran into my old ME75 and A55 phones. :)

16. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Maybe best phones this year. 5" fhd, sd810, 3gb ram and 32 gb expandable storage with sony imx 230 16 mpix cam. Also 3000 mah battery.

21. talon95

Posts: 998; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

It is pretty nice, minus the 810 when 820 is close. But where did you see the 3k mAh?

22. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

I red on some german site

2. feeth

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

looks compelling

3. ThrawnX

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

For full specs look at heise.de

4. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Looks better IMO.

17. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

+1. While there are similarities(which isn't a bad thing), It looks cleaner on the back without that outrageous camera hump on the back. I understand it is due to the big sensor accompanied with OIS, but Samsung should have went with a thicker profile to hide the hump, and give us a bigger battery while they are at it. I still prefer the shiny texture on the S6 more than this, and it definitely won't match the beauty of the S6 Edge

5. TheZenGuy

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Well, it seems that this isn't a 'leak' anymore. The phone specs are available on Gigaset UK website. Its called Gigaset ME. The pricing information is still not available though!

8. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

The entry-level 5-inch Me Pure will cost 349 euros (directly converted, around £250, $390, or AU$560). The 5-inch mid-range Me will be 469 euros (roughly £345, $530 or AU$750). And the 5.5-inch high-end Me Pro will set you back 549 euros (about £400, $620, or AU$880).

19. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Is it unlocked and running AOSP?

6. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Didn't the Gigaset get unveiled like an hour ago? It's called the Gigaset ME.

7. amanjain1

Posts: 56; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Yes..I just saw the review on cnet

9. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

What's the battery capacity?

10. manu09090

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 27, 2015

It´s already official :D Gigaset ME/ME Pro/ME Pure

11. ThrawnX

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

@ TheZenGuy Three Phones: Gigaset ME Pure: 349 € Gigaset ME: 469 € Gigaset ME Pro: 549 €

12. Flaat

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Bah another phone with Sd810, can't they just buy old chips like 801, 805, or put a 808 in phones? I want good battery life, not a benchmark monster glass canon...

15. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Qualcomm's giving away sd810 for free, May be also subsidizing the new comers. This year, many phone giants are skipping sd810, where as several new phone makers using it, such as sharp aquos, Fujitsu, gigaset, zte, Letv , etc.

14. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Phone from the Western OEM's are always subpar when it comes to specs so no thanks

18. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Interesting that PA compares the speaker grilles to the Galaxy S6. They look way more like the one on the iPhone and the ones on the OnePlus 2 IMO.

20. xdza1979

Posts: 296; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Coalcom must be selling those disastrous SD810 dirt cheep thats soon Macdonald will release their nugget phone with a sd810

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You can tell when an article is written by an Apple fan. If you make a case out of metal, the o my way to get speaker holes is to drill them. The bottom of a phone is actually the dumbest place for a speaker because people hold the phone their thus blocking sound. The Bal is just as bad because most people place their phone down with the display up. The best place for a loudspeaker is the front. Or in a location people don't old a phone.

24. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Not long ago I read an article here on iphonearena regarding "copying" etc and I liked it. It was great because it got to the real issues in the tech business, there is only a very few little things you can do to a rectangle. So it is very disappointing reading these articles about some phone looking like another one. WHO GIVES A s**t???? As long as it isn't a complete copy, I don't see all the fuss. And I thought maybe iphonearena also didn't, but I guess I was being naive. This phone looks great, I don't care if some part of it looks like another phone (that other phone that I have at the moment )

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Looks great besides those weird lines at the top and bottom.

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