Samsung might unveil the 'half-metal' Galaxy S6 as soon as CES in January, dual-edged version in tow
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 15, 2014, 4:01 AM
dual-edged model, or so tell the demand forecasters over at the analyst shop. The handset is expected to have the newest chipsets, presumably Snapdragon 810 or Exynos 7 Octa, depending on the region, a Quad HD display and a high-res camera, which might be reserved for the dual-edged version only, though. We will apparently also get a "half-metal unibody", whatever that means - probably something in the styling of the new A-series and Note 4, which have a generous amount of metal elements around them.Samsung is aiming at 45 million Galaxy S6 units sold, continues the business publication, citing a local Mirae Asset Securities analyst memo. Out of these, 10 million will be due to the
It's all good new for those who are waiting for a more promising flagship from Samsung, and the company would really start the new year with a bang if it manages to unveil the S6 in January, prepping it for sales a few weeks after. This would indeed overshadow the launch of the Xperia Z4, Huawei's D8, or HTC's (M9), all of which are expected to come by the time spring has descended upon us.
Samsung Galaxy S6 OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- 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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What does it mean poor selling? I dont like Samsung much, i have it but i dont like it. Anyway, who sold more phones, beside Apple? I mean single model phone. I'm not h8ing just asking. :-)
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 4:10 AM 1
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Ummm.. So is Samsung going for the 2 flagships per year thing as well?
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 4:42 AM 3
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How is that two flagships a year ? They released S5 in March last year. A month here or there is not really two flagships a year. Also, it will be a while after the unveiling when its actually hit the stores. Sony have learnt their lesson of failed strategy of two flagships. Samsung won't do the same mistake. Besides, this is PA remember ! They'll turn up tomorrow and say; 'Samsung might not finally announce S6 in CES after all ! How about that ! Shocking, isn't it !!' Do you really think Samsung will release their top dog at CES ? They would definitely hold a separate event as they wouldn't want the Galaxy to lost amongst other releases.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 5:11 AM 5
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hmm dunno about this edge thing, maybe for people with tiny hands its ok, but already now with tiny bevels my fingers accidentally touch thanks to large hand, edge seems like it would complicate that like a million times worse then now?
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 4:49 AM 0
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To some degree, I think it is stupidly ironic that so many people obsess about a metal bodied phone. I know very few people who do not put cases on their phones almost immediately upon purchase thereby hiding what ever case is on the phone. I used to own an HTC one but never again simple because of the unibody. Yes it is pretty, pretty stupid that is. The idea of trading off a replaceable battery for a unibody case is, in my opinion, nothing more than ignorant/arrogant showmanship on the owners part. If Samsung does away with the replaceable battery in their S6, their sales will plummet even more (that is unless some of the I-phone kiddies migrate). I know I will add it to my list of phones I won't ever purchase again. Samsung---forget the unibody and radically reduce the Touchwiz instead.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 7:11 AM 2
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i love the dual edge. maybe they should have an option to disable the touch on either of the dual panels tho so you can disable the side you hold if desired. it will still add much asthetic appeal.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 8:26 AM 1
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They certainly have the resources to pull it off. If they can release it with a QHD screen, SD810 or latest Exynos, Gorilla Glass 4, which they already used, then why not release it early. Only reason to wait to mid 2015 is for the SD810 or the 14nm Exynos. If both are available, and they have the resources to make that happen, then why not sell the GS6 for the entire year vs half of it.
posted on Dec 15, 2014, 8:44 PM 0
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