Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.’s next flagship smartphone, Galaxy S6, as once again made its way to the Web. The device will feature a unibody aluminum chassis. French website Nowhereelse has obtained three images of the Galaxy S6’s aluminum frame. The first image shows the phone’s metal frame lined up in two rows. The second and third leaked photos show the single metal frame and charging port.
The final prototype may look different
Nowhereelse warned that these images, though obtained from inside sources, might be early versions of the Galaxy S6 chassis. The final version may look different. Notably, the French website has a pretty good track record of revealing features of Samsung and Apple products ahead of their launch. So far, the Korean electronics giant has launched Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy A series smartphones with a metal frame.
If the leaked images and recent rumors turn out to be true, the Galaxy S6 will pose a serious threat to HTC in the metal-body Android phones segment. Samsung is developing the Galaxy S6 from the ground up under the Project Zero to take on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and a plethora of other high-end smartphones that are eating into Samsung’s market share.
Galaxy S6 shipped to Bangalore for research and evaluation
Another report confirms that Samsung is testing at least one prototype of its forthcoming device. A Samsung phone bearing model number SM-G920F, believed to be called Galaxy S6, has reached India for research and evaluation purposes. A listing on Indian import/export site Zauba shows that one unit of the phone was shipped from South Korea to Bangalore on Dec.17. It has a listed value of 18,938 Indian rupees ($300). Note that the actual selling price of the device will be different from the listed value. The listing suggests that the device could be unveiled soon, at the CES or MWC.
Earlier this month, a variant of the Galaxy S6 also appeared on the benchmarking platform AnTuTu, along with its detailed specifications. The benchmark listing showed the device running 64-bit, octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, Mali-T760 GPU, 3GB RAM and Android 5.0 Lollipop. The Galaxy S6 is expected to offer a whole new design. Recent reports suggest that the device will have a curved display on both sides.