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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked image teases curved Galaxy S6 design

by Mark Tyson on 3 February 2015, 11:04

Tags: Samsung (005935.KS), PC

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Samsung has sent out press invites for a 'Galaxy Unpacked' event to be held on 1st March in Barcelona. As has been customary in recent times the big guns in mobile all try and capture early headlines ahead of the start of the Mobile Word Conference (MWC) in Barcelona which starts on 2nd March. Samsung has a penchant for obscure teaser images, as you can see below. What do you make of it?

It is expected that the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone will be Samsung's biggest announcement on the day and at the following MWC show proper. Over the previous couple of months we've already seen some details about this smartphone leak out. In December we heard about some rumoured key specifications of the upcoming flagship thanks to a shipping manifest and an AnTuTu benchmark emerging. Last month we heard that Samsung had dropped the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC powered variant due to overheating problems in testing.

Turning to design speculation the overall consensus seems to be that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will have at least one curved edge to its screen - like the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – or even a wrap around screen on both left and right edges. However that wrap around edge might be reserved for a model called the Galaxy S Edge while the regular S6 is a traditional flat screen design – drawing a parallel to the Note 4/Edge launch a few months ago.

How that teaser image atop of the article ties in with any kind of wraparound screen design – I don't know. The line in the image looks like a bezel reflection and if the bezel were that shape it would sport a screen curved in a completely different way.

Already some price indications are emerging for SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones. Samsung specialist publication SamMobile reports that the S6 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions "might cost 749 euros, 849 euros and 949 euros respectively". Meanwhile Galaxy S Edge models could be priced at 949 euros and 1049 euros for 64GB or 128GB of built-in storage respectively.



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My HTC Hero did that too, 6 years ago

Edit: to expand on that, it looks like a jutting out “chin” to the phone. In this case it could be that the screen curves round the chin too, so the main app launchers you have on Android would be at a 30 degree angle. I predict a new phrase “chin launching” when you accidentally start apps while talking on the phone.

Also guess it's not going to be very comfortable in your jeans.
Yeah, I was going to comment on the HTC Hero jutting chin. I don't believe that is going to happen.

I think it's just artistic, to suggest a bezel and curves.
Wonder if this will be on Android or The OS of Everything?
good for Samsung, I have had all the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Now the Galaxy S5, I purchased new memory Micro Sim with 128GB for my latest S5 and like all the rest after about 1 month all the photos start getting Corrupted, sorry but not going to get fooled into buying another one of these piles of Tat, I have had it with Samsung, every one I have had has been plagued with problem after problem
MickyTek
good for Samsung, I have had all the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 and Now the Galaxy S5, I purchased new memory Micro Sim with 128GB for my latest S5 and like all the rest after about 1 month all the photos start getting Corrupted, sorry but not going to get fooled into buying another one of these piles of Tat, I have had it with Samsung, every one I have had has been plagued with problem after problem

And you really need 128GB of external storage? But in hindsight if you've had problems with 2 previous Samsung phones I can't believe you went for the trinity and then moan at it.