Samsung Galaxy S6 coming in four colors, and this color choice suggests S6 will be made of aluminum


The Samsung Galaxy S6 is now said to come in a choice of four different colors: dark blue (as in the Galaxy A series), blue-green, gold, and white, according to SamMobile.

The blue-green is a new color option for Samsung, while all others have appeared in one form or another in earlier devices.

The dark blue in particular is a color that Samsung has used in the Galaxy A5, and it’s only logical to assume that given the same color choice, chances are high that Samsung is actually using a metal body similar to that of the A6 on its flagship Galaxy S6.

Why do we think so? First and foremost, the process of treating aluminum to achieve a certain color is not that simple (you might remember that many companies like Apple in the distant past and Xiaomi most recently have delayed differently colored versions of their phones because of difficulties with the painting process). Given that we have rumors that the S6 will feature the absolute same color as the A5, one can logically assume that Samsung is using a similar coloring technique, and this suggests that it is also using the same aluminum material in the S6. That's great news for lovers of premium design.


Recapping all the latest rumors, the Samsung Galaxy S6 shapes up to feature the following specifications:

  • 5.0-inch or 5.2-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560-pixel) Super AMOLED screen
  • Exynos 7420 SoC with a 64-bit octa-core CPU and Mali-T760MP6 GPU
  • 3GB or 4GB RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 16-megapixel or 20-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front cam
  • LTE Cat. 10 connectivity
The Galaxy S6 is also expected to feature a touch-based fingerprint sensor.

Samsung has recently released a teaser for a device with a curved screen, but we expect that to be a version of the Galaxy S6 and not the flagship itself. The Galaxy S6 Edge could also take the concept of the Galaxy Note Edge with the one curved edge, and double down with curves on both sides of the display.

Whatever it is Samsung has in store, it has already set the stage and we’ll learn all about the ‘next big thing’ on March 1st at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

source: SamMobile

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

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34 Comments

1. Zapp_B

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I like that blue color, but not on the front panel. I want the front to be black and without any weird textures.

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

the texture is supposedly to make it look more premium, did you actually see note 4 up close? I think is better than just plain black.

9. Zapp_B

Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Yes, I've used my friends' Note 4, Alpha and held the A5 in my hands a few days ago. I know it's a matter of preference, but I find the texture on the front very annoying.

12. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

yes. Black galaxy note 4 front face is horrible. You will notice that the horizontal line pattern crossed the soft keys. The white color hides this pretty well, and the gold one as well. But the black one, it was terrible. I was lucky to have a chance to play with it before buying one. I was about to buy the black one until i discovered such calamity. The same thing happened with galaxy alpha. But since it has dot pattern, the crossing effect is not as horrible as galaxy note 4.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You cant even see the texture unless you hold it close to your face. I call bull! lol I have the whit Note 4, the other Note 4 isn't black, its charcoal which is not black, but a dark grey. You cant even see the texture hen you look straight at the phone. Only when you place it at an angle can you even see the texture. I don't now how close the phone is to you, when you use it. I hold mine about 6" from my face and I wear contacts and the texture is nearly invisible unless you hold it at a certain angle.

26. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

No black = No deal.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

BYE!!!!

33. Krjal

Posts: 429; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Yep, those weird textures really put me off too. The S3 was fine, it had an almost invisible glimmer but was basically flat colour. Then they went and put this 80s wallpaper on the S4 and 5. I can't stand it. Iirc the black versions have skipped the face texture so far but the grey Note 4 wasn't so lucky.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Samsung already made an aluminum phone. It's called the Samsung captivate.

4. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

But I like the design language of the Wave series better. Unibody+removable battery FTW!

6. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Yea, not many people know about Wave..

8. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I wish they made the s6 look like a samsung wave

13. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Wave was not a unibody. It also had plastic on the body. I still have wave 2 and it still feels good in the hand.

3. seven7dust unregistered

green Lol! that looks ugly. wonder where the antenna bands will be.

5. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

It's not full metal, so the antenna bands won't be visible.

14. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Sony xperia z4 has a steel green color and actually it looks good

10. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Black Please

11. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

I think Samsung is a mastermind. Really, I'm not joking. The S6 would blow other devices out of the water, at least the iPhone 6.

17. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

You're the one who should be banned. What's your problem? If you don't like my comment, just stay out of it. I don't need your compliment about my opinion. Stop replying me, and keep your racism for yourself.

23. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I support SuperNova on this one +1.

32. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Thank you, buddy.

25. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

well i know why i flagged you

15. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Instead of green, i would love to have a lavender color phone.

18. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

so it ends up with the same Mali-T760 MP6 GPU unit in the note 4 ? i thought they will make it MP8 :(

19. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Ofcource not they wont make that mistake. T760mp6 @700mhz would give the same performance as the Note 4. They know that the S6 needs to be faster than the Note 4, so it will be t760mp10-16 (65-165% faster than Note 4) or even t860mp(?).

20. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

so you predict that they will make an upgrade ?

24. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Yes. The new S series always has an faster GPU than the previous Note series. Usually this means 50-70% more GPU performance. Another thing that counts is that the S6 gets a 14nm soc this means 40% more performance while using the same amount of power, this makes it even more likely that we are going to see a much faster GPU in the S6 compared to the Note 4. So I don't think there is a reason to worry about the GPU in the S6. This is the way the GPU's improved over last generations: Note 2-S3= 50% more GPU performance S4-Note 2= 60% more GPU performance Note 3-S4= 50% more GPU performance S5-Note 3= 5-10% more GPU performance (crapdragon's fault) note 4-S5= 50-60% more GPU performance Keeping this in my mind I expect atleast a Mali-t760mp10 in the S6, and maybe even better.

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Don't you kind of have those backwards? The original Note was based from the Galaxy S2, while the Note II was based off the Galaxy S3 and the Note 3 was based on the Galaxy S4. So based on that fact, the Note would have updated specs over the S released in the same year. The Note 4 was a huge change it that it was not based on the Galaxy S5 as much as the previous models. The Note must have beefier specs vs the S because of the S-Pen features and apps.

21. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

2 years ago, white was the new black, last year gold was the new white, and this year for me, I feel like black is the new gold, and if there's no black option I may not buy the phone.

34. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Once you go black, you definitely don't wanna go back.:)

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