Samsung: Galaxy S6 to be an 'innovative premium handset,' concept renders try to envision it

Samsung: Galaxy S6 to be an 'innovative premium handset,' concept renders try to envision it
After the purported Galaxy S6 prototypes we showed you earlier, now a more polished look has been created in the form of concept renders, alluding to what Samsung's upcoming flagship might look like, based on the company's recent design trend with the Alpha, A-series, and the Note 4.

Interestingly enough, Korean media is abuzz today with Samsung’s head of IR, Rober Yi, saying during an earnings call that the company will be releasing an “innovative premium handset” with a “special function”. We don't know about that mysterious function, but if the prototypes with aluminum side rim we showed you earlier are any indication, he might mean that the S6 is indeed coming with a more premium metal-clad chassis. In fact, Mr Yi indirectly confirmed the copious usage of quality materials for the S6 shell by reassuring investors that Samsung won't have any issues producing a metal chassis in large quantities, both internally, or from third-party suppliers.

"We will strengthen our industry leadership with the slim design of the metal-clad products and AMOLED display," he mentioned, adding further fuel to the fire that pegged some analysts to declare 2015 'the year of Samsung' the other day. The new metal chassis paradigm is now expected to shift to Samsung's midrangers as well, not only the flagships. As for the screen part of that statement, Chang-Hoon Lee, the managing director of Samsung Display, dropped another indication that we might see a Galaxy Edge alongside the S6. He tried to reassure investors in his turn that Samsung's new A3 flexible AMOLED production line will be operating full capacity to "actively respond to [the] demand for flexible smartphone [screens]."

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source: ZDNet, KoreaHerald via G4Games

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  • 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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128 Comments

1. TyrionLannister unregistered

I hope the front looks like this.

24. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

You guys have no clue how much I'm rooting for Samung, but it's hard to root for them with showings like this. The phone would look amazing if it were released in 2012, but if Samsung really wants to improve their hardware reputation, the need to go all out. Again, the phone looks good. However, all of us here can agree that we were looking for a more groundbreaking design.

38. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Totally agree 100%

75. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

As much as I agree about looks, I wouldn't hope for something far from Note 4. Could the mysterious special function be those switchable back covers, each one with its special function? The already usefull removable back cover doubles as an accessory. If only usb3 could come back without a lid this time

77. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

And the FM radio

124. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Ever heard of iheart radio... The App is FREE, listen to your favorite radio stations LIVE. O.o

83. UglyFrank

Posts: 2190; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They will probably move to the reversible 3.1

129. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

good if true

102. engineer-1701d unregistered

usb3 is never coming back because the usb type c is the same speed as usb3

67. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

The fallacy is to think that groundbreaking will sell better. It may, but it can also turn off a large/the largest group of users/ interested people for being too uncommon. Even the iPhone 6 design borrows a lot/most from existing designs.

86. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Looks exactly like the GSII... Samsung releases so many variants of phones on so many series of phones that they have covered just about every design facet

87. tdslam720

Posts: 70; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

The shiny chrome/metal border they always put around their phones is the main thing that makes them look cheap as f**k. Plus the ultra soft edges, but mainly the border. Get rid of that border and it will look 2x better

98. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

You rooting for Samsung? Who would belive that when in two different reports all you showed was hate againts the brand? Who are you trying to fool? You are just and ifan and a Samsung hater that have no respect for others.http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-loses-some-grip-fourth-quarter-profits-down-27_id65334/commentshttp://www.phonearena.com/news/Watch-Samsung-Gear-VR-powered-by-a-Galaxy-Note-4-surprise-just-about-everyone-Too-real_id65330/comments

99. You_Dont_Say

Posts: 431; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Let's breakdown how dumb you look. With this logic you present, you are trying to say if a person EVER says something negative about Company A, then he is a hater of Company A. Fact: Apple had a great quarter and Samsung had a decent quarter but needs to show improvement. Fact: Just because I think a Samsung product looks silly or just because I'm mocking oblivious Apple haters doesn't mean I don't want Samsung to succeed. Here's a full list of things I am: Google Fanboy Apple Fanboy LG Fanboy Samsung Fanboy Microsoft Fanboy Sony Fanboy The sole point of this post is to expose to the world how idiotic you and people like you are. I love hundreds of Companies, but I will never be so insecure as to pretend my favorite companies never deserve criticism.

100. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Lol, let me tell you where your logic fails: a) You only critizise Samsung while praising others (it´s not saying something negative, is that ALL your posts were negative) b) You post on every Samsung post just to critizise them c) You insult people while doing so. d) You always post first or reply to the first one to get visibility even if not related: that´s just trolling You are not a Samsung fanboy, just a boy...

107. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

^Chill man LOL Are you coming to these conclusions based on his posts the last couple of days? Also, his post wasn't really negative. It was a fair statement regarding Samsung. You do realize they aren't doing that well, right? You sound like another person who thinks Samsung can do nothing wrong.

113. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Not really, what I can´t stand is people that acts phony. The issue for me is not that he critizises Samsung, but his second post here:http://www.phonearena.com/news/Strategy-Analytics-Apple-and-Samsung-tie-for-global-smartphone-supremacy-in-Q4_id65328 He claims with airs of superiority: "I'm here to encourage the idea of not simply hating a particular Company." The next thing you know is that he posts three consecutive comments in three different news bashing Samsung. That´s what tick me off the wrong way, the hypocrisy of that fact. For the rest you can bash Samsung as much as you want, just as far as you don´t go telling afterwards that you are here to give lessons of civility ;)

103. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

And like someone used to say: One more thing I don´t know who do you think is people like me: I don´t go bashing against a company like you do. Because you are the one hating and calling sh**t to some companies and products, not me. So do you refer you try to expose people like YOU? Funny thought!

114. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Columbo reference, +1.

121. M4th3u54ndr4d3

Posts: 67; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Where's the INOVATION? Where's the REALLY NEW DESIGN? Where's PROJECT ZERO???? That's just another normal Samsung Galaxy.

33. maherk

Posts: 6703; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What i am hoping for Samsung to do, to get rid of the ugly texture on the front panels. Although the overall design of the Note 4 is better, i still find the S5 black's front panel more appealing than the textured gray one found on the Note 4, it looks better when the amoled screen is off, and it doesn't ruin the look of the notification and capacitive button's lights.

91. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

+1000! It ruins the design of the phone.

130. neonix

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

I'm assuming that by "texture", you mean the dotted pattern on the front glass. I actually think that looks pretty sleek, especially on the white models.

63. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it looks actually the same with note 4.... seriously samsung? too much effort on "PROJECT ZERO" huh. first the DESIGN 3.0 with the s5..and then this? lol

65. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why? It looks very plain and boring. In fact this whole render looks boring. It's gonna look way better than that. I may even consider dropping my Note 4 for the S6. But then again, I am hoping the Note 5 takes on the look and style.

101. engineer-1701d unregistered

fronts ok just needs front speakers and a touch based scanner on the back or use hd camera as finger scanner.

117. Eclectech

Posts: 339; Member since: May 01, 2013

...you mean better than this, right?

2. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Thought that render was supposed to show an "innovative premium handset".

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Render is fake lmao. Samsung's phone don't grt leak until a day before or the day of announcement. Example - S5 and Note 4.

45. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Get leaked* Man I need to wake up.

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