Samsung Galaxy S6 release date possibly revealed, prompt launch expected

Samsung Galaxy S6 release date possibly revealed, prompt launch expected
In case you've not had enough Samsung Galaxy S6 news for today, here's a spicy one coming straight from our inbox. We've been informed by a tipster, supposedly a Samsung employee, that vacation blackout periods are on the agenda. This can be interpreted as an indication of a possible Samsung Galaxy S6 launch during that time. The blackout starts on March 22nd and ends on March 30th, which leads us to believe that the next flagship smartphone may be released on the 22nd or a few days after. 

Interestingly, there's a second vacation blackout coming up, according to the memo attached below as proof. Something big is coming on or around April 19, although we aren't sure what it could be. If our intuition is to be trusted, the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge might be scheduled for the said date, although our tipster's guess is that the second blackout might have something to do with a Galaxy Note tablet. 

Whatever the case is, we're thrilled to know that Samsung may be very quick to launch the Galaxy S6 after announcing it on March 1st. Just keep in mind that the smartphone is not likely to launch in all markets simultaneously – Korea is expected to be among the first countries to get the hot new handset, while U.S. carriers might release the Galaxy S6 a few weeks later. In other words, look at March 22nd as a tentative release date for the Samsung Galaxy S6, not as a fixed one. In the meantime, feel free to catch up on the latest leaks and rumors in our Samsung Galaxy S6 rumor round-up.

Thanks for the tip!

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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. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

PA's watermark is worse than most sites.

12. Enddo

Posts: 53; Member since: May 26, 2014

I don't think it's nearly as bad as that Phandroid watermark that was published a week or two ago. I'd rather see one watermark on the image than the name of the website plastered allllllll over the image 30+ times

2. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

No renders have the home button on a same spot. I don't think every render is fake but they may not be 100% accurate.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You don't say?

11. engineer-1701d unregistered home button touch scanner , also the site has the gs6 on artcle under mobility with touch id

4. penguinbelly

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 27, 2014

The home button is not in the center on some of the renders. It is difficult to make out the size of bezels.

5. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

What is with the Apple/HTC-esque bezels? The top and bottom are humongous. I hope it's a fake...

6. Nick_T

Posts: 187; Member since: May 27, 2011

They're just renders predicting what the S6 might look like. Nothing is official until Samsung makes it official.

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I'm pretty sure is fake. Samsung's galaxy series top and bottom bezels are always smaller than HTC and apple.

7. GeorgeDao123

Posts: 432; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

OOOOh, I flove it.

9. checkmymike

Posts: 224; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I have to say this ia a nice looking phone, but the xperia inspiration is undeniable.

10. techonolodge

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Placing bets on the April dates and not March.

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