Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks claim 5.5-inch screen, all aluminum body, but it might not be the only flagship

Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks claim 5.5-inch screen, all aluminum body, but it might not be the only flagship
The Galaxy S6 is expected to get officially unveiled early in 2015, however, this time around, Samsung is taking design seriously with a complete overhaul: first images of an assembled Galaxy S6 has leaked out showing an all-aluminum unibody with a colorful plastic front. These are two big changes: the aluminum body comes as a welcome change from the uninspiring plastic case of the S5, while the color on the front is also a new thing for the flagship Samsung series.

The vivid ‘fluorescent yellow’ paint job on this first Galaxy S6 leaked unit shows that the company is not afraid to experiment with some bold tonalities.

Most interestingly, though, after earlier reports about Samsung still trying to decide between a 5.2” and 5.5” screen size, this one is much more conclusive: the Galaxy S6 (codenamed SM-G430) will feature a 5.5-inch display, according to it. Interestingly, other mentioned specs include a 1080p display and a Snapdragon 801 system chip, both reserved for upper-mid-range devices, but falling a bit short of flagship phone expectations.

However, we’re now hearing speculation about a Galaxy Note Edge-like sibling to the Galaxy S6, a sort of a premium version of the handset, that is rumored to get a 5.3” QHD (1440 x 2560-pixel) AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 810 system chip, and 4GB of RAM. This handset might even get an iris scanner, a long-rumored feature that has not yet arrived in a mass-sold commercial smartphone.

Could Samsung restart the flagship series with such a radical new handset? Let's not forget that all those are merely early-stage rumors and they may or may not be true, so do take them with a grain of salt. Also, stay tuned, as we’ll certainly be seeing more rumors and leaks in the coming weeks.

source: IT168

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123 Comments

124. AlikMalix unregistered

Does anyone notice picture is taken using an iPhone 5c?

123. ryanmononoke

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

The moment when Galaxy S series phone is larger than Galaxy Note series phablets.

122. mojtaba_mn

Posts: 268; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

ugly for ever

121. lala99

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

wow lol, seem like they want to make a wolverine's phone, yellow metal thing and bulky? hope not, make its slim please >.

120. BOSABOSS

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

MY BRAIN.... the amount of stupidity and ignorance on here.....

119. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

This most likely is not the S6. Wonder who would be that ignorant to actually think that this is the real S6?

117. symantik

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

uk.businessinsider.com/samsung-tizen-phone-2014-12

110. Tzevy91

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

Hahahaha, i see that you've taken the photos with an apple iPhone! That's a low blow...

118. symantik

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

You are so insane, go take your meds.

108. oister85 unregistered

Samsung is feeling the whiplash for ignoring us for 2 years asking for metal. Now they rushing haha i hope you learm from this samsung.

106. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Phonearena is reaching for an article here..

100. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Who cares?

99. Noonting

Posts: 135; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

I hope not

98. dimas

Posts: 3468; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Intentional misleading photo leaks. Sammy must be doing this to make other manufacturers confused. My guess is S6 will get inspiration from sharp aquos, ferrari or mc hammer's pants.

96. samuraisoul

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

And the pictures are taking with an iPhone.

95. Ivus32

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 20, 2014

Man..... this is hott sh!t. I don't think samsung fanboys will belive this. Samsung said they are starting from scratch, aka Project zero.

92. joey18

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

if this s6 samy what evolution htc will take the place

91. alaw.14

Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Yep this is the galaxy a7. Where did PA get galaxy s6 from?

87. Jay33

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

This is galaxy A7. It is 5.5 inch and 1080p. A series is mainly for Chinese market.

83. toyboyz

Posts: 235; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Lol funny stuff! Shure... this is the new one ;)

80. LawlM8

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Looks like a Note 2 to me.....

79. d74925

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

I love that someone somewhere in the samsung testing facility used an iPhone to take pictures of this prototype... That's just awesome!

78. geusan

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

that's ugly, it doesn't matter, people will buy it. believe me.

107. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's already been proven since mid September of this year.

76. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Isn't this the Galaxy A7?

70. MEeee

Posts: 449; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

If you think this is real, you must be stupid.

66. mike2959

Posts: 700; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Being this is are serious hobby, and that I'm a "little" older than the average kid saving his allowance or the kid that's the whopper flopper on here. I have/had numerous phone's with thin bezels like the Mate 7, Sharp Aqous and let me say handling and use of these phone's are very problematic. The no bezel cry is from people that's not used a phone like those in day to day. You name the phone, I've had it. However I keep coming back to my S5 or Note 4. The software is flushed out, the support from OEM, to carrier's to the development community is unparalleled.

69. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You do need some bezel, but not that much.

97. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I do understand where you are coming from. I have not used those phones, but I do have an LG G3, and I am quite enjoying the thin bezels it sports. It makes the 5.5" phablet quite manageable for even a person with small hands, like myself. The thin bezels make the 5.5" screen phone feel more like a 5" screen one. It also just looks fantastic seeing so much screen taking up the face of the phone. I have a case on the phone, but I often find myself taking it off just to be able to see the excellent screen-to-body ratio. In light of my experience with these thinner types of bezels, I wouldn't mind slightly thinner top and bottom bezels on large screened phones, such as the rumored LG G4. But, I agree with what tedkord says, some bezel is needed.

63. wando77

Posts: 1172; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

No way on earth it is coming with an 801 processor (805 minimum if not the 810). And I can't see samsung having bezels that big if it is to be 5.5 inches. FAKE

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