New renders of a Galaxy S6 case confirm the exact thickness of the upcoming flagship – did you guess it?

Case maker OBLIQ has its own series of stylish protectors for the upcoming Galaxy S6 in the pipeline. One way or another, renders of said cases have leaked out, and one of the images specifically states that the new Samsung handset will be exactly 6.9 mm thick. It just so happens that this is the exact thickness of Apple's iPhone 6. Now, whether this is a coincidence, or Samsung has been specifically aiming for that specific size profile, will remain a mystery, however, the match doesn't do anything good for the amount of accusations floating about, saying that Sammy is trying to build an iPhone 6 lookalike with the S6, rather than really having built an entirely new concept from the ground up, as Project Zero was supposed to be about.

Said vile allegations are the product of a few leaked design schematics, and an actual photo of the upcoming S6's metal chassis – enabling artists to start drawing up 3D renders, which should, more or less, represent what the final Galaxy S6 may end up looking like. Of course, it's still a bit early to draw judgement.

The Galaxy S6 will be announced alongside its Edge counterpart, at this year's MWC, where Sammy will be hosting its own "Unpacked" event. The handset is expected to sport a few surprises – such as non-removable battery, due to its aluminum unibody, super-fast user interface (akin to vanilla Android), and, allegedly, an Exynos-only model, as Samsung is rumored to have given up on the Snapdragon 810, due to overheating issues (although Qualcomm may be redesigning the chip specifically for Samsung, which would prompt LG to sue the silicon slinger)

source: BGR

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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 128GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

A case doesn't confirm anything, it's all based on those leaked drawings.

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Tech sites love to create hype about the flagships from big brands like Samsung.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The best part is the look of themphone is all made up from the leaked drawings and the best part of the is unlike take Apple, Samsung make like 5 or 6 designs and then go with last min changes and so on, so this may all be crap

2. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Come on March 1st Hurry Up Please!

21. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

I do hope for your sake the unpacked event isn't the same anti climax that it was last year for the S5!! There's added pressure for Samsung this year with HTC launching on the same day. I am excited for 1st March too though, and that's coming from an iPhone 6 user.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Now here comes those foolish morons claiming even the thickness is copied from Apple iPhone.

12. Iodine

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

So why is samsung suddenly reducing the thickness close to iPhone level, enlarging the camera bump, addopting a metal casing and using non removable batteries with reduced size ? Because they want to make their fans happy ? Don't think so.

15. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Not to mention the speaker look & location and plastic injected antenna bands.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Apple wasn't the first to do that. HTC was and Apple copied it. Or did you forget?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17509; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They're adopting a metal casing because morons have been driving the conversation and having people believe that aluminum is some sort of premium material. Those same morons think unibody means quality, and with unibody you can't have a removable battery. The same morons believe that thinness is an important aspect also, and once you go that thin, you can't fit the camera optics without a hump (plus, Samsung had had humps around the cameras for some time). Your question can be turned around. Why do you think Apple adopted larger screens, higher resolutions, split screen, NFC/tap to pay, notification shade, etc...

18. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You have to be a serious fanboy to think Samsung isn't going for the iPhone look here (if it's true). I personally don't think even they would copy Apple this closely and these drawings are fake

22. tedkord

Posts: 17509; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No more than Apple went for the HTC One look.

34. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It goes both ways.. as tedkord pointed out. the MARKET is driving Samsung this direction. The "idiots" as Ted says are squealing about how superior aluminum chassis are.. idiotic reviews constantly refer to it as "premium". what a crock of BS. Same deal with thinness. It's a big pissing match between manufacturers to make anorexic phones. Hardly anyone is listening to consumers, who want BATTERY. Whether Samsung is moving their designs towareds iphone, or if that's just the industry trend, it doesn't matter. They are going to design their phones to maximize sales - especially with their top flagship line.

19. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

By your reckoning there are 100s of millions of morons in the world then? If Samsung do this, do you perhaps think they are doing it because it's what people want? Perhaps not you, but millions of others. I'm sure Samsung wouldn't do this especially for morons? I do agree with you about thinness though. I would prefer a slightly thicker phone with no camera hump and a bigger battery.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17509; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes, they're are hundreds of millions of morons in the world, and many millions of worse than morons. Samsung are doing this because they've allowed a very vocal minority to drive the conversation and label anything not aluminum unibody as cheap and shoddy. Even though the Note 4 is sturdier and better built than the iPhone 6+, they've successfully driven the myth that its cheap plastic.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Also, I like to add. Where did Apple get the idea of a centralized home button, flatten graphics, panoramic camera shots and burst shots too?

27. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Samsung fanboys are in denial. If this was another company, like Sony, you wouldn't hear the end of them.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Denial of what? Every existing bar shaped smartphone, is using the idea from the iPhone. It was not however the first device to have this shape, the actual device that was first was the Samsung F700, but I wont get into that here. But Apple was the first to make this design more popular as they rushed to beat Samsung to the punch. Just like they rush iPhone OS before Android, into a phone with half-baked features that made it equal to a feature-phone. ut OEM's are now doing a better job even if they are still influence by Apple. They are looking at buying treands. People want a more premium feel and look and the iPhone has always had that for the most part. Now you all are pissed because everyone else is doing the same? Yet Apple too is copying popular features from Android and even Windows, but you never say anything? Hypocrite much? To the untrained eye, iOS looks so much like android now its pathetic.

28. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Are you like retarded or something? Enlarging the camera bump isn't for the sake of copying Apple but for having an improved camera with much greater quality that Apple could ever manufacture. Infact the Note 4 itself beats out the iPhone 6 Plus inspite of it having a larger sensor. Non removable battery for the sake of copying Apple? To manufacture a metal body phone isn't convenient to have a removable metal back cover. It has to be a unibody design. Reduced size of battery is because they have found a way to work things out efficiently consuming much lesser battery at the same time they can slim down the phone and have a much sleeker and sexier design.

33. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

I have seen many Samsung fans criticize iphone's 'ugly' speaker holes, aluminum body that's also too thin and slippery to hold comfortably, slippery sides, plastic lines, non removable battery etc etc...but now they are liking it. Personally I like the new design(assuming that it's not fake) but i think the existing samsung customers would be a little unhappy with the non removable battery, everything else has been changed for the better.

35. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I'm a Samsung customer - note 2, now Note 4. Also have a GS4 in the house. If this is the direction Sammy is taking, I'm not thrilled. I LOVE the build of my Note 4. I like the "shoddy plastic" and how I can remove the battery. I also do NOT like the latest iPhone series with the rounded edges that are hard to grasp.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Some of them will be unhappy with not being able to remove the battery, but most won't. After all, how many people actually remove the battery? Most Samsung phones at the top have excellent batterylife. In fact the older Note 3 and S5 have way better battery-life than the newest iPhone models. This is only important for nerds who experiment and lock their phones up and need to pull the battery to reboot them. That is what the Developer Editions are for. Plastic is better against drops, and can be made to feel premium as many OEM's have done. I would rather they use Kevlar or Carbon Fiber vs just all metal. I do not want a all metal phone. Yes I like how it feels, but it also means I have to spend more money to protect it because it damages to easy. I don't like that the S6 is going this route because it is basically going to shatter and break as easy as an iPhone

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Actually I would say that is exactly why they are doing it. When they launched the Galaxy S5, the main thing they brought up is people wanted a better design for the Galaxy. The problem was, as nice as the S5 was, it isn't what they were looking for. The only reason Samsung has caved to using metal is the same reason HTC and others are too. Apple set a trend where people want a more premium feel on a highend device. The thing is, Samsung is doing it better with a better design that wont been like tinfoil, having even better hardware inside and doing it without raising the price. Apple raise the price and gave nothing with the 6 other than size. The S6 is going to be the beast of 2015 until the Note 5 comes out. After all, Samsung is beating Apple is customer satisfaction. May as well improve on this as quickly as possible.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

How do you know, they don't have a camera sensor that fits inside those dimensions? Even if it doesn't, its in the center where the phone doesn't rock when you lay it down to type.

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Seriously, he took the photos in the toilet....LOL

6. Biernot unregistered

best place for a samsung device

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014


11. jojon

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 11, 2014


14. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Lol... That was funny...

17. tedkord

Posts: 17509; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The best place for the Note 4 is in my hand (which it is), because it's the best there is.

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