Galaxy S6 To Sport Unibody Aluminum Chassis, Curved Screen

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Galaxy S6 To Sport Unibody Aluminum Chassis, Curved Screen
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As we are inching closer to the new year, rumors around Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s next flagship device, most likely to be called Galaxy S6, continue to pour in. The world’s No.1 smartphone maker usually unveils its flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Recently, there were mumblings that Samsung will unveil it at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next month. But a Samsung insider told MobileBurn that the device isn’t coming at the CES.

Galaxy S6 curves will be different from the Note Edge

Now, a new report from Italian website HDBlog.it claims that the Galaxy S6 will have a unibody aluminum chassis. The Galaxy S6 is being developed from the ground up under the Project Zero. Unibody aluminum means it won’t just have a metal frame like the Galaxy Note 4 or Galaxy Alpha, but full aluminum body. Additionally, it will have curved screens on both sides, much like the Galaxy Note Edge, which has a curved display on one side.

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Previously, there were rumors that the Korean electronics giant was planning to launch an ‘Edge’ variant of the Galaxy S6, alongside the standard version. But “reliable sources” told the Italian website that the standard S6 itself will have a curved screen as there will be no separate Edge variant. The curves in the Galaxy S6 will be “different” from the Note Edge to make it easy to grip.

Galaxy S6 to hit the stores in Q2

Samsung will still launch two different versions of the Galaxy S6, one running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and anther based on Samsung-made Exynos 7420 chipset. The device will most likely run Android Lollipop upon launch. Sources told the Italian website that the smartphone isn’t coming at CES. Instead, it will hit the stores in the usual second-quarter timeframe.

Samsung is reportedly aiming to sell 45 million units of the Galaxy S6 in 2015. Earlier this week, inside sources told MobileBurn that Samsung was indeed planning a “special Galaxy S6.” Mirae Asset Securities had learned from its own sources that the S6 would feature a “half metal body” and arrive at the CES.

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  1. Cheap. Not costly. That is sold for under $100 only a month after introduction, like the S5, or the S4 were. Many Android phones are designed to sell for as little as $100 full price.

  2. You CAN reset an iPhone, but it is not usually necessary, and it is NEVER necessary to remove the battery, unless the battery itself becomes defective, which has never happened to me.

  3. The usual cause for any phone locking up is letting the memory get filled up. If I don’t turn my Android tablet off for about a month, and don’t flush out the apps from the ‘recents’ list, then it will lock up, often just sitting there. Then I have to reset it, and reboot. One reason I suspect I have never had an iPhone lock up is that I do a reset and reboot about every 7-10 days. This keeps memory from becoming fragmented. I also clear all ‘recents’ after I am done with them so that they don’t continue to run (some do, in the background, and Apple presents NO WAY to tell if they are actually still running). This also saves on battery power. It is good to remember that a smartphone is really a small computer, and treat it much the same as you would a desktop computer, and pay attention to what is going on inside the box.
    BTW, most Apple stores can replace a battery on an iPhone.

  4. Considering the phone that locked up on me the 1st time was an iPhone, it’s not just an Android issue. The second time, it was with an Sony Xperia (that was my husbands). Third time it was a Windows phone… So no, it’s not exclusive to only Androids. But hey, kudos to you for never having a phone lock up on you.

    Regardless of the issue (phone locking up, battery dead and no way to charge around), I prefer my phones to have a removable battery. Sometimes batteries are faulty, or they drain faster than normal (even with needless apps off). I would rather shell out 30-40 bucks for a new battery, than have to replace my whole phone. But that’s just me.

  5. @Justin

    If what you say is true, then why have both generations of the HTC M8 been poor sellers? Even with the full compliments of the tech media industry hailing them as the “best Android phones ever”, and yet they still sold poorly.

    The reason why the S5 sold less than the S4 was because the S5 wasn’t much of an upgrade, it really is that simple.

  6. But it won’t, not if it has a “unibody” chassis.

    If Samsung goes with a non-removable battery, they will have lost me as a customer.

  7. What are you talking about? I along with everyone I know who owns or has owned an iphone have to perform a reset every now and then. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens. But who knows, you might have some miracle iphone.

  8. These Samscum phones are almost perfect. All they need is front facing speakers and less bloatware…then they’ll be the best phone ever made. Ipoo isn’t even in the race.

  9. here’s the thing, planned obsolescence is rampant in the cell phone industry, i suppose just accepted this unibody thing as the status quo when instead its much more efficient with removable batteries. In a way they’re hinting the user to purchase a new phone in 2-3 years time. when you can use a phone for 4-5 years (like a laptop) 700 dollars isn’t cheap for a phone.

  10. When I see non-removable batteries, I think planned obsolescence, most people can’t change it out with simple screwdrivers. the Mah on a battery last only so long before losing capacity.

  11. i agree that people want changeable batteries but this isnt some engineer thinking he knows whats best. the cheap feel of samsung phones is holding it back significantly, the s5 vastly undersold its projections. people want unibody more then plastic and removable batteries.

  12. HTC and Motorola had older phones. I can’t remember the exact model but people still have them. That the very bottom or a side panel pops open and the battery slides out the side and the SIM card and SD card come out the bottom. I work for one of the 4 major US cell carriers and it is very possible to make a phone described in this with a removable battery.

  13. I hope Samsung realizes, people want changeable battery. Unibody does not sound like they understand their customers needs. Many want the waterproof capability. Don’t let the egghead engineers tell you what your customers want, listen to those who are going to buy the phones.

  14. Oh God, here we go with the BS from crapple fans… So when say cheap, you mean like the cheap, poorly designed IPhone 4 & 4s that dropped signal based on hand placement? Or did you mean cheap as in being so poorly designed and made that it bends just putting it in your pocket like the Iphone 6? Please use good examples of cheap for me, so that I know whether we are talking about cheap in design, like Apple products, or cheap in materials…like Apple products.

  15. Did you miss the term ‘unibody’? This implies a single piece of aluminum forms the back, and sides, so a removeable piece is pretty much out of the question.
    If one needs more battery power, then there are other ways to add that as many iPhone users already know. Lots of other premium smartphones get by just fine without a removeable battery.

  16. Well, it specifically says ‘unibody’,. which implies that the back, and sides, are all made of one piece of aluminum. So, how does one remove a battery?

  17. I have used the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, and now the iPhone 6, and I have never had that problem. The only phone that caused me that kind of problem was the old Motorola Razor, which was a great phone, but it did lock up pretty often. I also have that problem with my Android tablet. So, what does that suggest to you?

  18. A removable battery isn’t good for just using a replaceable battery, when a battery dies. There are times when your phone locks up and you may need to remove the battery to cut power completely in order to turn it back on. Anytime, I have had to troubleshoot a phone by calling into tech support, first thing they generally ask is “with your phone still on, remove your battery, wait x mins and then replace it and turn it back on.” I have had more problems (and returns) with phones that did not have a removable battery, than I have had with phones that had the feature. As much as I love Samsung, if the removable battery option is not there, I won’t be buying it.

  19. When I got my first smartphone, I bought a spare battery. Never needed it. I suppose if you are away from ‘mains’, and/or vehicles, for several days, routinely, a replaceable battery would be an advantage, but there are numerous portable battery chargers with included batteries, that would serve just as well.

  20. OK, if the body is a unibody, and aluminum, I suspect this is the end of the replaceable battery. As for ‘curved screen’, I can see absolutely no benefit to be derived from such a screen, and many disadvantages, such as more easily broken.

  21. Just because the body is full aluminum doesn’t mean that you can’t remove the back housing. It’s just all aluminum and I’m all for it! I will be waiting in line for this version!

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