As we move closer to the Galaxy S6’s launch date, more and more details of the upcoming flagship smartphone from Samsung have started to flow in. Earlier today we saw the first live photographs of the standard Galaxy S6 smartphone, and now we’re getting a good look at the other variant — the curved display specced S6, placed right next to the standard variant. Also Read - iOS 12.5.4 update: List of old iPhone, iPad models getting important 'security updates'
These leaked images convey one message in unison. Samsung is moving away from the stale design language it has had been flaked for years. The company is finally using metal body, and giving its smartphone a premium look. But the company may have yet again taken a shortcut to get there. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge get January 2019 Android Security Patch
The smartphones bear striking resemblance with Apple’s new iPhones. From the placement of speaker grill to using the curved edges, Samsung seems to be taking a lot of inspiration from Apple’s marquee smartphone. Besides having the metal sides and — what appears to be — a similar thinner form factor, the subtle similarities in the sides of the Samsung’s new smartphone with iPhone’s and the placement and shape of volume toggle keys do paint a clearer picture. Also Read - Samsung Note 9 issue: Users report seeing a line of light leak on some units
The photographs appear to show both the variants of Samsung forthcoming flagship smartphone side-by-side. The images show off the other variant of the S6: The Galaxy S Edge, which features a dual-curved display. The curved display will reportedly be utilized to display notifications, and feeds from several news outlets, health apps among others. Also, the edges seem slightly different than last year’s Galaxy Note Edge, as it curves more subtly. Aside from the curved edges, both the smartphones look identical and are expected to pack in similar hardware specifications.
From what we have heard so far, the Galaxy S6 packs in a 5.1-inch QHD display, an Exynos 7 Octa processor and 4GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Other features of the handset include a 20-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel selfie snapper, Android Lollipop software out of the box.
Samsung has a press conference scheduled for March 1 at the Mobile World Congress event, where it will launch the new flagship smartphone.