Samsung Galaxy S6 to have multiple back covers with camera lens attachments, health, dual-screen, and fitness functionality?

Samsung Galaxy S6 to have multiple back covers with camera lens attachments, health, dual-screen, and fitness functionality?
Ready for another round of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors? Polish website Android.com.pl revealed some interesting information about the upcoming flagship. According to an anonymous insider, the sixth-gen Galaxy S has a proprietary connector on its back, fashioned for connecting a new set of optional back covers that offer previously unseen, and rather advanced functionality. 

The leakster has given a few examples of it - one cover measures the blood sugar level and syncs with the S-Health app, while another has an embedded monochrome E-Ink display for reading books or other information without wasting battery life. A third cover lets the Galaxy S6 become your personal fitness trainer, of sorts, connecting to different fitness machines (bikes, steppers and such) and syncing data to a relevant app. And a fourth cover is said to let you connect additional lenses to the GS6's camera. Reportedly, these are just a few examples of what Samsung employees have came up with. The functionality will be opened up to developers to try out their own ideas too.

This information jibes with an earlier account where a purported list of Galaxy S6 covers was uncovered, rich with non-traditional covers. We're still a little skeptical, though. On one hand, you can expect everything from South Korea. Everything! On the other hand, anyone armed with imagination and time to spare can come up with this modular case concept. Take the proverbial grain of salt, but don't ingest too much, because Samsung could really have something of that extent to surprise us with at March's MWC.


source: Android.com.pl (thanks for the tip, Lukasz Pajak!)

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87 Comments

1. BrighttJedii

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

It is called innovation, not the iPhone

3. androidmachines

Posts: 31; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

I second you on that one stranger!

9. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

BrighttJedii... xD, you surely love dj very much. Let's see how much time will you survive here at PA!

4. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Wow you must really love DJ to have this nick and picture.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30496; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Reb, how many of these rumors do you see coming true?

25. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Not that many, but you never know with Samsung. They have a habit of trying to implement any feature they can think of. Blood sugar level is very hard to measure without skin intrusion, there are some techniques out there, but to see it integrated in a backplate? Not so much. E-Ink has been done before (Yota) and it's hardly a selling point. Fitness integration, they would have to make fitness equipment as well, don't know if they do. Only one plausible could be lenses. Since they already have Android camera's. All in all I think this might be some leaked information from a brainstorm session where engineers go wild, but that's it.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30496; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post, I only see the lense one being a reality. +1 BTW, did you see my new troll?

32. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Yup hence my comment that he really must love you (DJ) to go to all this trouble of photoshopping your pic. Hope he didn't jizz in his pants while doing this lol.

40. darkkjedii

Posts: 30496; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Some sad cases bro. Anyway, headed to the gym on a rainy Vegas day. Chest and abs, be cool bro.

48. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

You are the biggest troll on here, that's why someone is immatating you.

84. darkkjedii

Posts: 30496; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You tell me I can't read or spell, then you type immatating? It "imitating" moron.

86. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

"It's". :)

50. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Don't like this Darkkjeddii. This Whitejeddii is better and cleaner.

53. BrighttJedii

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

Thanks friend. Peace.

71. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It could be the same guy playing both sides? lol

82. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Now that would be sick lol

29. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5465; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Also different backplates with different functionality is hardly easy to use. What if I go to the gym, work out, want to sync my fitness info to my phone but also want to measure my blood sugar levels? I need to take every backplate with me, just in case I want this functionality.

39. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I'm pretty much sure backplates will be purchasable accessories. E-ink screen is really nice. However, I strongly doubt this backplate thing to be true.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 30496; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That would be a pain, an inconvenience.

72. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Agreed

70. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Most of them. The Note 4 has a 16MB sensor, the S5 did too. So I expect it to simply go up for the next model, 20MP is logic progression. Dual Edge sides have been confirm as fact and the device is being called the S Edge. Lighter TouchWiz? There are already Note 4's and S5's running Android 5.0 with TW on top and if you watch those vids, you can see the UI is way faster than it is on the regular stock S5 and Note 4. I don't see the interchangeable back covers with sensors in them, but it is a better option than having them all inside the phone, For one, you can just buy the one that fits what you do and that is better vs having them all in the phone sucking battery and they aren't being used at all. As we have seen on past Samsung models.

80. dimas

Posts: 3214; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Off topic. you've got some fanboy named Brighttjedii up there. Can't people stick to article bashing?

87. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

All of them!

47. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Not Iove , but deep hate .

59. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Or a bit of both!

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

LOL...BrighttJedii. xD Are you here to fight against the ultimate Apple fanboy Darkkjedii? lol

17. BrighttJedii

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 26, 2015

No. I'm the brighter side of his personality. Peace.

75. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

no BrighttJedii is on the LIGHT SIDE

6. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Thank you for advertising Apple in a Samsung article :) -Apple PR

8. rantao333

Posts: 343; Member since: May 21, 2013

samsung ceo : we need to find a way to overcome this obstacles samsung management team : lets throw everything into wall and see what stick samsung ceo : brilliant idea samsung fans : this call innovation

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