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.
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.