More Samsung Galaxy S6 design details leak - taller, slimmer, with a new set of ports

More Samsung Galaxy S6 design details leak - taller, slimmer, with a new set of ports
French website NoWhereElse published a set of elaborate Galaxy S6 case schematics sent to them by an anonymous leakster. What we're able to extract from them are the handset's purported dimensions - 5.65 x 2.78 x 0.28in (143.52mm x 70.70mm x 7.19mm). This means the S6 will probably be a little taller, a little less wider, and around 0.039in (1mm) thinner than its predecessor.

We can also see that Samsung is keeping the design in line with the tradition, as the schematics portray the same rectangle with rounded corners shape, with the power button placed to the right and volume buttons to the left sides of the device.

The schematics confirm the new placement of the camera flash and heart rate sensor, which have been put to the left of the camera lens, instead of below. Additionally, the bottom part of the case has as many as three different holes cut into it, which could mean the interactive cover leak we previously reported on could be closer to the truth than expected. Remember, the Galaxy S5 had only a flap that sealed two microUSB 2.0 and microUSB 3.0 against water. There are also two holes cut on the top, right next to each other - they are probably for the headphone jack and IR.

According to the latest intel, the Galaxy S5 will sport a 5.5-inch Quad-HD display. While it won't be a problem for Samsung to fit a larger display without significantly growing the chassis, its purported width seems a little small for the occasion. Other rumored specs are an Exynos 7440 64-bit octa-core SoC, 3GB of RAM, and a 20MP main camera. The handset is said to be constructed of glass-topped plastic covered by a metal frame, akin to the Sony Xperia handsets. 

On one of the photos, you can see how the case maker imagined the Galaxy S6's front panel. Essentially, we see a straightened-out Galaxy S5 lookalike with notably thinner bezels and a slightly larger screen. Although we doubt this is the final word on the Galaxy S6 design, it has to be close to what we'll be seeing at MWC in March.

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59 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mehhh.

10. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Very meh .... Should be 5.2 fullhd with slimmed beautiful touchwiz and metallic design that would be better than this , but hey this could be a false rumor

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

It cannot be 5.5 inch. Can't you see the width is 70 mm. Even the G3 is around 75mm with 5.5 inch screen. The s5 was around 72-73 mm wide. So this phone is either 5 inch or 5.1 inch, though I predict 5.1 inch with slimmer bezels fhan s5

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

SO you're saying Samsung can' fit a 5.5" display inside those dimensions? Why? Because Apple couldn't? Samsung managed to put a 5.7" display into a phone that is smaller than the 6+ by simply making the bezels smaller.

36. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Why does someone always bring up Apple in a Samsung article?

49. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

@post 36, not only Apple, LG G3 has also been brought up.. Why does someone notice only Apple and not others??

41. TyrionLannister unregistered

Dude LG G3 is the smallest 5.5" phone and I didn't even mention apple here. Let's do some math. 5.5 inch is 13.86 cm. Now on a 16:9 aspect the width of the display is 68 mm. They would need 1mm bezel on both sides to make that feasible which is virtually impossible. Even extremely small bezels like G3 are 3mm.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

5.2? Why? Explain please.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can't wait to see it, they'll be all over Craigslist cheap, if I decide I want one. I highly doubt it though, since I didn't keep the Note 4 I tried.

50. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Since Apple finally came up with big screens, I doubt you would consider anything else than Apple now.. You are institutionalized in Apple's ecosystem and their success stories. For me I can switch on anything since I am not focused or institutionalized with any brand. Now thinking to get BB passport, I sold my gifted iP6 for BB passport (Already sold, yet to buy)

53. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man shut up, I don't care what you think. That post was pointless fool.

57. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Why didn't you like Note 4 ?

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Where in my post does it say, I didn't like the note 4?

11. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Interactive covers, metal chassis, little increase in dimensions despite larger display, proposedly improved camera, USB 3.0, I like to think this is more than "meh"

21. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

It won't have that iBend feature, so yeah MEH!

20. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 2015

Which country will its first explosion occur in? I bet on US.

23. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

"Mehhh" reminds me of a sheep squeaking.

26. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Lol. Thy is one, the iFanatic Apple iFanboy. Mehhh Mehhh Mehhh Mehhh That's all he can say.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can say "pizza".

29. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Right!

27. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Off topic question, but can't you afford any nice clothes? Like Ralph-Lauren shirt or D&G or Armani? Why naked for in the picture? Don't you dress smart and slick?

37. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They should ban you. All you do is troll and contribute nothing meaningful to discussions.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then they should ban you too, don't ya think ;) ? Why don't you recommend it :D

45. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

This guy has more tech knowledge than you. Thugs are street junkies.

44. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

He yet not gave a single reason to any of the article why. But always br inging his family to the conversation.

48. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I don't like this design

51. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

There was no expectation that you would like anything else than Apple..

58. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You can't see the design. Only the dimensions are leaked. Rest is all speculation.

2. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Where is the new design? I hope they changed the plastic for metal this time. That would be nice. But I think it's time to let this design go and start from scratch.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1671; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

i wouldnt mind some plastic, as long as it doesnt look galaxy s5, the design didnt appeal, if the back cover is metal so be it but if its plastic i wouldnt mind either as it would mean it can be replaceable. being said i hope the s6 would look more premium and the the less premium looking device should be the active since plastic will be sturdier than aluminium

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