Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both coming with 5.1" screen, metal body


Samsung is indeed bringing not one, but two new flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in the beginning of March: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and both will feature a 5.1-inch display and a metal frame, according to inside sources speaking for Bloomberg.

We've been hearing rumors from various sources, but this latest confirmation from Bloomberg gives a definitive proof to the theory that Samsung will release an S6 Edge with a screen wrapping around both sides. This is something that Samsung has previously referred to as a ‘three-sided’ display.

The other important part of this report is that it confirms that both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will indeed come with a metal frame, a welcome change from cheap-looking plastic used in previous Samsung flagships. This metal frame is said to be manufactured at BYD Electronic International Co, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker BYD Co.

The latest report show that Samsung is boosting investment in its display division, and we’ve seen leaked roadmaps showing that Samsung’s ultimate goal is to bring a fully foldable smartphone. The Note Edge, and the upcoming S6 Edge, are milestones towards that larger end-goal.

Both new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones are said to have ditched Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in favor of Samsung’s own line of Exynos processors. Yesterday, the first benchmark scores of the Exynos 7420, the octa-core chip expected to power the new phones, leaked out with promising results that showed much needed gains in single-core performance, as well as stellar multi-core performance results.


source: Bloomberg

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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)

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29 Comments

1. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Another day, another S6 leak, another Meh

7. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

My LG G3 Lols at this.....

10. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Cheers, I have a G3 also (well at least until the M9 is released) :)

18. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I lol at you... Because lg g3 is worst flagship phone of 2014...crappy screen, games are lagging because of QHD display..and also least battery life of any flagship in 2014... G3 is step back from g2 which was the best phone of 2013...

19. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Are you drunk or do you have a learning disability. None of what you say is true. I would buy LG again defo.

21. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Lol...you're blind.... Compare any flagship next to lg g3 you will see how bad is g3's screen..and also play some hd games and compare it with other flagship let's say m8 you will sew notable lack in g3...and battery life is worst of all flagship go check out the stats...while camera is good it's not plus either...

23. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I have a LG G3 cat.6, the korean model. It has a snapdragon 805, 3 gigs of ram and 32 GB internal storage. Think again, troll.

24. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I'm not a troll...i even said that g2 is best phone of 2013...i said facts ...i dunno about lg g3 korean version....I'm talking about international version... And note 4 is best phone of 2014..so I can't see why s6 will be any less than that...

20. alouden unregistered

I can't speak to your experience. But I own the G3 and owned the GS5. The G3 for me was much better in nearly all respects. Still I am awaiting the GS6 and cannot wait to see what Samsung has to offer. One has to be open to the possibilities....

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

going to be exciting at wmc, lets see whos the top dog for the year.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

WMC? What kind of exhibition is that? Is it for dogs? LOL jk, I'm excited for MWC too.

3. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

if this is the orignal thing, then im waiting for offical release. no, not for the phone, but the mockery it will recieve.

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

mockery for what? being metal? first people bagged out samsung for plastic and once samsung brings in metal, they get bagged out for that. give it a break. from what i see from samsung at the moment is that they are trying to fulfil the customers demands. slim down touchwiz with less bloatware is one, metal version, great hardware as always as well. theres water proofing as well as removeable back cover but i can be moved to the active version. i wonder what you mean by mockery unless its the for apple fans to bag out samsung this time? am i right?

9. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

no, metal people wanted is good, but it doesnt mean you rip sides and bottom directly from iphone. there are some many samsung fans who hate apple, how would they feel :/ they could have taken a much better approach.

13. samsboy unregistered

Hahaha, this is the most foolish comment I have ever seen. "Rip sides and bottom from iphone". I didn't know apple own sides and bottom as patents too. Note 2 hand round sides and Bottom right back in 2012. When I look at the s6 prototype I see the galaxy Alpha with rounded bottom and rounded corners of a little flat side. How is that a copy of the iphone. Sometimes some of you just manifest your inability to perceive two different object just because you're the isheep fanboy. What do you gain from hating Samsung with so much zeal?

16. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

foolish really, seems like you are. did i say patent or so? you and i both now well it was ripped. if youre ignorant, please refer to this: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S6-pictured-in-new-renders-gets-visually-compared-with-the-Apple-iPhone-6_id65870 im not isheep my friend, just look at your name, samsboy, a butthurt fan. you hated iphones, now take one in the form of samsung.

14. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

from what i see, it could also be a copy of the xperia then. look at the sides. the only difference is the speaker grill and the charger. but if you put xperia z's on the line then they copied iphone 4/4s with the glass back.

12. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Haters gonna hate.. The S6 will be the best smartphone of its period.

17. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

nope, samsung will fall with s6. results will show. m9 will do much better.

26. gehena1315

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Like the M7 against the S4 and the M8 against the S5? Keep dreaming..

29. Jamoga

Posts: 187; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

they both had ultrapixel my friend. that was what holding htc back. now lets see...

4. ciprian.ruse

Posts: 320; Member since: May 13, 2014

Everything seem promising. Now I just hope for a debloated/optimized touchwiz.

8. barcas

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Recapping these images, i have just realised, why is there a woman in what surely is the men's loo's!?

11. Sammybing

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 2015

I was in China, I probably know more about Antutu, I'm sure, in the 3D test this project, Antutu has been inaccurate, and this is because, 3D pressure has been unable to meet the stronger GPU performance, such as K1 and A8x, is 20,000 points up and down, but this is obviously unreasonable, Antutu need to update the version. In other words, Exynos 7420 will be more than this score will be higher. Also, I predict, will be the Mali-T760 MP8 @ 900MHz, GFXbench Manhattan (1080P) up to 30FPS.

15. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I hope that battery will be user replaceable, if not, Samsung shot his own feet by not having a replaceable battery like in previous models.

22. Jayshmay

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 27, 2011

So then it will be unibody? Non-user accessible battery,probably?

25. tokuzumi

Posts: 1999; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

At least there wasn't too much pee visible in that toilet. But that does beat the alternative...

27. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Good thing they aren't going with the stupid trend of increasing the screen size each generation. Samsung's offerings are actually looking really good this year...

28. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I thought this kind of toilet is only used in my country

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