Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors, the Microsoft Lumia 535, and the world's new thinnest smartphone: weekly news round-up

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors, the Microsoft Lumia 535, and the world's new thinnest smartphone: weekly news round-up
Although we're still months away from a possible Samsung Galaxy S6 announcement, rumors about a successor to the S5 are starting to pop up from here and there. In fact, such a rumor was one of last week's hottest stories, and it claimed that Samsung will be redesigning its flagship from the ground up. And yes, it will be a beast of a machine in terms of hardware specifications. 

A phone that's not as advanced is the rumored Microsoft Lumia 535. Note that we used Microsoft's name as that's how the phone in question is going to be marketed, which will make it the first Lumia not sold under the Nokia brand. It is the smartphone we're expecting Microsoft to announce on Tuesday, hopefully alongside some juicier hardware. 

Another story that caught the attention of a great deal of our readers dealt with the Vivo X5 Max. Yeah, we know the name does not ring any bells, but the phone is worthy of attention as it is about to become the thinnest in the world. Its thickness? Oh, some 4.75 millimeters. 

For more of last week's hottest stories, take a look at the slideshow below.

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16 Comments

1. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

If Samdung made that first render a reality, I would throw my money at it.

9. mturby unregistered

Bet thats what u said with the galaxy s 1.

11. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

At least we know its fake , unlike ishp people who still keep reposting that youtube video from 5 years ago with IPhone and Holographic keyboard. Funny how owner just keeps renaming video to IPhone 5/6/ and now 7 and people keep falling for it, well "People" = ishp.

2. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Well sadly Phonearena refuses to allow comment deleting.

3. DroidMystic

Posts: 91; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

The Galaxy S6? Samsung need to slow down because they are just competing their own phones. The Note 4 sell will be in trouble. Here where iPhone beat Samsung. I bought the Galaxy Note 2 and I was still enjoy it then the Galaxy Note 3 just come to kill my love for the Note 2 within 6 months some of my friends have the Note 3 with must better specs and latest version android. After 5 months I couldn't get the update on my phone then I sold it with that money I bought the Moto G 4G running the 4.4.2 and after 2 months received the OTA for Android 4.4.4. Bye bye Samsung with all the funny features that I also not use but my Moto G will receive android Lollipop for sure in less than 3 months.

5. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

At the end of the day, most manufacturers release an updated version of their devices every 12 months, you should know this and be prepared for it. On the software side though i agree with you which is why, whenever i decide to go Android for a while i go Nexus. Then you're not left waiting (too long) for updates

8. mturby unregistered

galaxy s3 release date may/2012 galaxy s4 release date mar/2013 galaxy s5 release date mar/2014 Every year Samsung releases a brand new galaxy s. Samsung is so desperate to stop the $ plunge.

10. Flippyphone

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

Aaaaaaaaaaand that is different from any other mnufacturer how? Sony has gone to a 6-month cycle for its Z series. Last time I checked, the iPhone gets updated at least as often as the Galaxy series. The LG G2 was released in September of 2013 and the G3 was released this past summer. So, what is your point?

12. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Samsung hater, simple as. They're called yearly cycles, the only difference is that Samsung has two different flagships a year, the S for the everyday casual consumer and the note for creative/business types/specs geeks. The S is what you'd call the Samsung equivalent of an IPhone6 (2014) and the Note the IPhone 6s (2015), like 4/4s5/5s, the s part of the iPhone meaning better internals and upgraded software

15. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 2014

her point is to make some mess in here. Mturby never knew that was Samsung's tradition/cycle to release one Galaxy S series every 2nd quarter of the year and Note series every 3rd or 4th quarter of the year. But Sony is the worst for having every 6 month release of a flagship phone. Learn to know that maybe.

16. Dr.Hye

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Wtf are you talking about. Do your self favor and step back and look at what you just said. Every major OEM releases their flagship device once a year. So what's your point besides stating the obvious in a stupid way. Samsung is the only adn Droid OEM that makes the most $$$ and pays out the most ???? Samsung has payed out over 3 billion patent fee's to apple and windows not including other countries and theirs still #1 android manufacturer. Go learn something first child. Then come talk to me

4. Arte.8800

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Yuck, curved bottoms......

6. surethom

Posts: 1720; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Lets just hope Samsung release a 5.2" flagship phone with Much Much less touchwiz skinning & large battery.

7. mturby unregistered

galaxy s3 release date may/2012 galaxy s4 release date mar/2013 galaxy s5 release date mar/2014 Every year Samsung releases a brand new galaxy s. End of 2014 Samsung in talks for a new Galaxy s 6? Samsung is so desperate to stop the $ plunge.

13. HarryWild

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Samsung renderings always looks promising until the model goes into production and it for most part comes out 2/3 plastic again! LOL!

14. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i just hope the galaxy s6 doesnt disappoint when its release.

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