Samsung Galaxy S6's metal chassis apparently leaked (oops, false alarm)

Samsung Galaxy S6's metal chassis apparently leaked (oops, false alarm)
*Update: It turns out that this early prototype is actually of a mid-range Samsung device, the Galaxy A5. After the publication of the leak by usually reliable French blog NoWhereElse, another resource, SamMobile, has chimed in with more information and an image confirming that what we're looking at below is in fact not the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6. 

Samsung has allegedly adopted draconian measures to keep its flagships under cover, something worth keeping in mind when looking at future 'Galaxy S6' leaks.*

Leaked chassis (right) compared with later Galaxy A5 prototype (right)

Leaked chassis (right) compared with later Galaxy A5 prototype (right)

While Samsung might be bringing its unannounced Galaxy S6 to CES 2015, it’s said that it won’t showcase it to the public, but only to “select partners” behind closed doors. Thus, we’ll probably have to wait until February or March to see the new handset. However, if you’re interested in seeing only a part of the new Galaxy, it looks like we can do that right now.

Nowhereelse (a French website that’s been a reliable source in the past) today revealed some images that reportedly show the metal chassis of the Galaxy S6. We can spot what appears to be a cut for the rear camera, and another cut for the (hopefully removable) battery. Assuming that these images indeed show the chassis of the S6, the handset could end up looking a lot like the Galaxy Alpha, or the Galaxy A series. Back in December, we saw a similar alleged Galaxy S6 chassis - although, of course, this doesn’t confirm anything yet.

Besides a unibody metal design, the Galaxy S6 is supposed to offer a 5.2-inch (or 5.5-inch) display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, a 16 MP or 20 MP rear camera, and a Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7420 processor (depending on market).

As previously reported, Samsung is expected to introduce several version of the Galaxy S6. We’ll likely see soon if what’s pictured below is related to any of them.


source: Nowhereelse (translated), update: SamMobile

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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 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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62 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Much better looking. Thin bezels would make it more awesome. Can't wait :)

17. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

That thing reminds me of the Nokia icon (not the back) and if it comes with a glass curved on the edges as rumored, it will be very beautiful. But how can you say that the second cut could be for a removable battery? How could you remove a battery from that? For me no remov. batt. is a deal breaker

25. gregoryyy3 unregistered

I don't think Samsung really cares if they lose a few over a removable battery. You're just being overly picky -- this phone will look great. Go buy an LG

28. Aploine

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

LG = no good display. In a recent poll, if I remember well, more than 50% of the people prefer the removable battery. I eat batteries so I swap them

31. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Lg No good Display ?? are you blind .. So why Apple and Sony and All others Company Use lg display and no Amoled ?? Lg the largest Tv maker in the world because of the Quality of display and Design ..

34. Booza

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The largest tv market by marketshare actually samsung, and the the largest LCD Panel by market share is JDI, Sony use JDI & Sharp on their mobile display

35. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Get your facts right mate.

41. JMartin22

Posts: 2327; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The cost and difficulty at the moment with fabricating AMOLED panels leads to certain OEMs opting for LCDs, as they can access them in the quantities that they desire. Other than that, AMOLED has reached a point where it has surpassed LCD on all levels, except for peak brightness - that's due to the continual efficiency improvements needed to display white content, which is what the majority of the Internet is comprised of.

50. jviral

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

It won't be a few they'll lose. I've liked every galaxy I've had and put up with a few annoyances (overall size of touch wiz, the look of the ui, can sometimes get laggy) because of other perks like multi window and, of course, the removable battery. The picky people are the ones who were yelling about "needs metal to feel premium" bs. When they literally just stick it in a giant plastic otterbox case anyway. It never needed that for me, I'm happy with design. I hope they give us the option with different models, because it looks like Samsung gave in to the picky people.

33. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Apple doesn't have a removable batteries and they still manage to sell millions of iPhones every year. What if Samsung does the same? There is no big deal they may put a big battery in so you don't need to swap it all the time. I think sometimes it is good to welcome technology and appreciate rather than complaining all the time. Also, we don't know how the final product will be look like and capable of.

38. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Oh No! Samsung copying Apple again!!!

40. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

i use to remember where all people hate iphone because of its non removable battery and look what Samsung does now (possibly, since the device is not official yet).

42. Exempt1 unregistered

Android people don't adore Samsung... They make cool stuff, but if someone wants a removable battery in their phone, they just get a different Android. I'm sure Samsung will even make another phone with a plastic back/removable battery. People hated Apple with the non removable back because the battery is dreadful in it, and somehow still is... Samsung have hit the two day mark off one charge with reasonable use, they have earned that metal plate! Also, removable backs are awesome after a year and the battery is just generally worn out due to use. It happens. But if it's simple to pop off the back cover, like some 'non-removable' backs are, then who cares.

43. ososucre

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

if you talked about the NON REMOVABLE battery that Samsung copys apple, then why DIDNT YOU mention that steve job ONCE said that the best display to hand is 3,5-4inch? And hellno surprise that now they copy samsung to make a larger size as once NOTE1 firstly being introduced and many people included apple mocked Samsung "whos gonna use that monster phone?"

46. AlikMalix unregistered

Steve was right, 3.5" display is still best for one handed use... Samsung did bring phablet from bonkers to normal - so they deserve the credit... but what Steve said is still true...

52. engineer-1701d unregistered

dont forget jobs made fun of the pen now apple is trying to do a digital pen.

26. engineer-1701d unregistered

I'm more interested in the bottom where it looks like that could be a micro SD slot maybe even a slide in battery compartment that would be nice

55. Krjal

Posts: 415; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

If they can manage a removable battery like that I'll be impressed and probably buying it.

32. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

For all we know this could be a HTC or a Sony mobile or a Chinese phone or just mere toilet papers. This is just speculation at this point and really shows nothing that you don't know so far.

2. Carlitos

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

That actually seems like one of the more belieable leak out there for S6. Really looking forward to this phone.

8. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

True. I think Samsung is really going to step up their game with this phone.

45. AlikMalix unregistered

Looks like Samsung S6 is going to have "band windows" on top and bottom like the old iPhones did...

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

seems like unibody structure... what are those two big screw holes?

6. NuRay

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

SIM slot and SD card slot?

7. Lizze

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

It might be for the two curved edges edition :D !

18. Exempt1 unregistered

Probably the anchors for when the alluminium is getting cam treatment. Far too big to be permanent to the structure, and can't be bent anywhere die to the way they are attached to the main body

4. HASHTAG unregistered

Several versions of the S6? Oh boy.

12. chop32

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

My sentiments, exactly...

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The s6 will look like a smaller version of the N4, that's no surprise. Samsung has been unifying the look of the brand since the s3, and its a smart move. After iPhones and HTC's M series, Galaxy phones look the best.

24. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I actually think that last gen iPhones looks better than 6/6+... specially because of the camera... Xperia Z series look much better... though not as ergonomically comfortable as Galaxies...

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