Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on March 1
If you are still not sure whether Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will be named Galaxy S6 or something else, here comes yet another proof that it would be called Galaxy S6. Sean Aune of TechnoBuffalo has discovered that Samsung filed for a trademark in South Korea on February 4. The filing lists “Samsung C & T Corporation | SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS” as the applicant.
Why did Samsung wait for so long before filing?
It requests trademark for Galaxy S6. The Korean electronics giant also submitted another filing for Galaxy S6 Edge on the same day. Surprisingly, the smartphone maker did not try to lock down the names until recently. TechnoBuffalo says Samsung waits until closer to the official launch event. The S6 Edge filing suggests that the company is all set to launch the edge variant of Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event on March 1 in Barcelona. Samsung has already sent out invites for the event. Separately, an accessories maker has listed its Galaxy S6 cases on Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba. In the past few weeks, many accessories manufacturers, including Spigen and Verus, have started listing their covers for Samsung’s next flagship smartphones on e-commerce platforms.
Galaxy S6 to introduce Samsung Pay
Last month, telecom giant Vodafone accidentally revealed that Samsung would indeed unveil two smartphones: one standard model and another with dual-edge display. On January 30, the Galaxy S6 was shipped to India for testing and evaluation purposes. According to Indian import/export tracking site Zauba, the device has a 5-inch display, 20MP main camera and 3GB RAM.
Leaked images obtained by ZDNet Korea and schematics obtained by SamMobile suggest that the Galaxy S6 will be 6.91mm thick. The device will have a non-swipe fingerprint scanner to facilitate the company’s forthcoming Samsung Pay payment system. It will feature Exynos 7420 processor and Android Lollipop. The S6 Edge will have similar specs, except a dual-edge display.