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New images of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge; back glass and no microSD slot

New images of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge; back glass and no microSD slot
With Sunday's unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge drawing closer, a video report late Friday allegedly reveals new images of the two devices along with some rumored specs. Right off the bat, we're told that both phones are the same except for the curved glass that wraps around one of the sides of the Galaxy S6 Edge, and the slightly larger (by 50mAh) capacity battery on the latter device. The extra glass on the sides can be used for a clock or for "minor tweaks."

According to the leak, both phones will have a 5.1-inch display with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. An octa-core CPU will be under the hood with 3GB of RAM inside. Wireless charging will come as a native feature. The camera on the back of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge) has an aperture of f/1.9. That means that the camera on both phones should be able to take great pictures under low-light conditions. The devices are said to have a more premium feel and both the front and back glass will be protected by Gorilla Glass 4. This seems to confirm those rumors about the handsets sandwiching front and back glass over a metal frame. This means that the battery is not removable. And for those who like to add extra memory, be aware that the new models will apparently not offer a microSD slot.

Other changes include one that we already tipped you to. The Samsung Galaxy S6 will not be water resistant like the Samsung Galaxy S5 is. Samsung has decided to give up some of the features that were seen on past models in order to give the device a more premium feel. In addition, the fingerprint scanner has been revised and will be more like Touch ID with the way it operates. The new models will be thinner and narrower than the Galaxy S5, something we've already noted from previous leaks. 

We need to remind you to take this report with a grain of salt. The Samsung MWC event will take place this Sunday at 11:30am EST and of course, we will be there to bring you all of the exciting news as the next-generation Galaxy S6 models are unveiled.



source: UnboxTherapy

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posted on 27 Feb 2015, 23:41 19

1. onlyyumi (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Feb 2015)


Just awesome

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:12 44

14. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


No microSD card, no removable back, no removable battery, no waterproofing, protruding camera, HRsensor, main button.
They gave up too much functionality as that guy says.
And is that dust under the camera glass? http://postimg.org/image/qy0p01rs5/

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:24 43

16. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


instead you get the premium feel. It's ridiculous b/c you guys whined so much about the previous generations of galaxies lacking the premium feel, and now you're complaining... Again...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:28 49

17. Tizen007 (Posts: 575; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Last year the S5 gave us a phone that is more inclined towards functionality over design. People hated it so this year they are focusing on design. Now they want functionality over design.

Samsung : wtf...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:30 15

19. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


[And no Note4-like functioning edges I'd say]
It's Samsung, you don't expect it to go backwards in functionality terms, right?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:44 27

25. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Exactly. Since when does wanting a more inspiring less plastic design means it's okay to remove features? lol

I personally don't care too much about removable battery or SD card slot, but that's something Samsung fans have been bragging about for YEARS

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 02:00 6

42. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


http://www.phonearena.com/news/Poll-results-Replaceable-battery-or-unibody-design---which-one-do-you-prefer_id42117

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 06:49

87. joe1blue (Posts: 169; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)


I know it's going to be a little bit before the note 5 but if they decide not to put a micro SD slot on it i 100% will not get it, should I throw my 128gb SanDisk just to get a new phone?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:58 7

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


I just want to point out that saying the S5 was less liked then S4 might not be entirely true, because it could also mean that people felt no need to upgrade from S4 to S5 if they already owned one, no one seems to want to look at that aspect. I know a lot of people with sgs4 still, and they don't really feel any need to upgrade.

Personally I don't see the sgs6 as being premium compared to sgs5 and honestly I don't think it will sell as well as sgs5 though I might be wrong, and if I am it would mean that people would want metal over plastic, design over function, and I am just not part of that group.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 05:53 8

79. bur60 (Posts: 878; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Z3 has more functionality and still a better design than S6. Your post is invalid.

Waterproof, no protruding camera, waterproofing at it's finest, MicroSD slot, even a dual sim version.

Now you

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 05:22

197. cheetah2k (Posts: 1746; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


But the Z3 camera is crap taking pics of everything unless its done in a sunny day...

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:37 4

142. GTR722 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Xperia Z3, great in all sides.

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 08:29

200. BobbyBuster (banned) (Posts: 854; Member since: 13 Jan 2015)


I have no problems with protruding camera.

But it's protruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuding.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:28

18. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


And no Note4-like functioning edges I'd say

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 04:20 12

67. CoastCity (Posts: 257; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


FOR THE RECORD personally, I've never wanted "premium" materials.
Premium design like this > (http://tinyurl.com/m7ahx2s ), yes
even if it is a special plastic that looks and feells premium
(although, how much "premium" is aluminum and glass?)
Premium and fast camera, specs, software, yes.

But Samsung tries to catch up with Apple by adapting the worst of it like
protruding camera, non removable battery, no expandable storage etc,
and throwing out all traditionally good samy things and habbits.
What's next Samy, a closed ecosystem?

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 04:25 2

68. spin9 (Posts: 310; Member since: 31 May 2014)


You nailed it

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:12 2

97. Donone41 (Posts: 91; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


So you're saying apple design protruding camera on a phone now? So what was on the note3, s5 and note4? Are you kidding me. You apple zealot is something else I tell you

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 07:51 2

113. sniper1087 (Posts: 532; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Honestly plastic is fine, if they used it like Nokia did. Their lumias polycarbonate material is awesome

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:38

143. penguinbelly (Posts: 155; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


Yah and Nokia sells boatload of Lumias. Ri.......ght.

Does that solid polycarbonate Lumias have removable back for spare batteries?

Note 4 style plastic seems the best way to accommodate swappable battery and micro-SD cards, but even that was criticized. Read Note 4 reviews and you will see 99% of reviewers mindlessly commenting on the plastic back, without giving any thought to the ergonomics of the design.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:20

136. Jdzspace (Posts: 19; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


This does concern me. But this is really all of our faults. The Galaxy S5 gave us the best of functionality and design. gave us the features and bonuses, and it was an amazing piece of hardware.

and it wasn't nearly as well received as it should have been. so now, they are adjusting to that.

if the reception would have been better, they would go with what is working. the S5 didn't work, so they are evolving into something else.

what else can they do? continue with a philosophy that isn't working anymore?

posted on 01 Mar 2015, 10:26

201. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14522; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why are you bitching about the camera? The camera isn't protruding. The case is simply thinner than the size of the camera sensor. If they made the case fit around it, the phone would be thicker.

WTF do you guys have ass-backwards thinking? Not being mean, I am just blunt and call things how I see it.

Samsung has always used fairly larger camera sensors. Even Sony sensors when Samsung uses them are also big as we see in the Note 4 and S4.

If the camera is physically 10M thick and you should it into a 6M case, don't you think it was stick out?

You guys bitch and moan and complain about the most pettiest BS. Please grow up.

Again not being mean, just blunt.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 00:54 19

27. Kumar123 (unregistered)


Desperate Samsung fans desperate attempts. LMAO. They always brag about their removable battery, microSD card, waterproofing capabilities and said premium feeling are overrated. Now that samsung does it you take a 180 degree turn and come to defend your beloved company. Their should be a limit to your hypocrisy.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:33 17

35. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


Good point apple paid troll. You will get a $10 increase in your salary($100).

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 01:50 5

40. Kumar123 (unregistered)


Oh, samsung fans. I so pitying you guys. Hiring people for trolling is a tactic only Samsung do. No other company will use such a lowly tactic. Good luck with your S6 sells because you guys will really need it. LOL.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 02:46 9

50. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)


I didn't hate on anything. You will tell me that I hate on apple by seeing my avatar. It shows many things i.e android eating ios market share etc.
But why do you spread hate on every article regarding Samsung?

Is it because apple is sponsoring you? If it is so, all PA memebers can collect $150 and give it to you every month. So that you will stop hating. You cannot call me a Samsung fanboy because I am also a Sony, HTC, LG, Motorola, oneplus fanboy.
"Good luck with your S6 sells because you guys will really need it". What do you mean by this? S6 "sells"? First of all learn English properly and don't just lower the respect of your country India in our sight because there are good indians. S6 is much better than your iphone and 6 plus.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:03 8

52. Kumar123 (unregistered)


What hate? Can't handle the truth hah? The truth is Samsung mobile is falling. The truth is Samsung mobile just abandoned their core customers most favorite features, in stead of criticizing the samsung you guys take a u-turn and support samsung even though you guys use those feature as a medium to critized Apple and other android OEM. What I said was true, you're the one who bring the paid troll thing. This site is full of samsung fans and apple hater. Any news about Apple and there you have 100 of samsung fans bi***ing about Apple for no reason at all. Where were you when they spread the hate? Samsung fans are the real hypocrite and Tizen007 comments just proved it. I'm not going to waste my arguing with a hater like you. Post all the hypocrite comment you like your beloved companies mobile devision is slowing going down.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:40 1

144. penguinbelly (Posts: 155; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


Samsung will have plenty of phones with removable batteries and micro-SD card support. Get over it.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 09:43 1

146. penguinbelly (Posts: 155; Member since: 27 Dec 2014)


Again, Samsung will have plenty of phones with removable batteries and micro-SD card slots. You need not waste your time attacking straw man. Grow up and get a life.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 03:42 6

59. maherk (Posts: 4849; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You're comment goes both way buddy.When Sony abandoned micro sd slots in the Xperia S and HTC did the same with the One X, the same people who are attacking Samsung's choice were defending those same choices 2 years ago.
I am pretty sure a company like Samsung wouldn't jump into such decision without doing a hell of a study about it. If rumors were to be true, and that the base model will have 32gb of memory, i'm pretty sure the vast majority of people won't miss micro sd slots.
I've been on this site long enough to know that those who hate on Samsung will always do no matter how much better specd their flagships are compared to the rest.
NO ONE will match the S6's interior hardware for 2015 other than the Note 5, and you can mark my words on this one.

p.s: i find it ironic that people on this site claim to be all about tech and yet all they do is complain about how a phone looks like. Nothing more than 13 years shallow brats.

posted on 28 Feb 2015, 05:43

76. maherk (Posts: 4849; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


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