New Samsung Galaxy S6 release details have emerged ahead of the device’s rumored March launch date.
Over the past month, we’ve seen Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors emerge at a rapid fire pace teasing everything from the Galaxy S6 design to the Galaxy S6 specs to the Galaxy S6 release date. As we’ve gotten closer to Samsung’s usual Galaxy S release window, we’ve started to see several of these rumors start to firm up and today, new Galaxy S6 release details hint at a widespread, large scale release.
A new report from SamMobile appears to out the Galaxy S6 colors ahead of its launch date. The publication suggests that the device will be available in four colors when it’s released including dark blue, blue-green, gold, and white. Last year’s Galaxy S5 came in a number of colors though only two, black and white, were available when the device reached the United States.
It appears that the curved Galaxy S6 variant, currently dubbed Galaxy S Edge, will feature the same four colors. It’s not clear how Samsung might divvy up these colors. The company is known for offering exclusive colors to retailers and carriers though we remain hopeful that the company will deliver all of its color options to consumers in a timely manner.
In addition to this leak, it appears that companies continue to prepare for the Galaxy S6 release. We’ve already seen several companies post Galaxy S6 teasers ahead of launch and another Dutch carrier, Belsimpel, has posted its own Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser page that features the latest batch of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors.
Companies like Belsimpel and Spigen continue to jockey for attention ahead of the Galaxy S6 announcement. And while their details are vague, it’s clear that companies are gearing up for another massive Galaxy S6 release date later this year.
A new report from Korean publication suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S6 release could also include support for the company’s rumored rival for the iPhone’s Apple Pay mobile payment service. The report from DDaily suggests that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 models will utilize LoopPay technology which can be seen in the video below. If true, we could see Samsung unveil this new service on stage alongside the Galaxy S6 in March.
Earlier this week, Samsung confirmed an Unpacked event for March 1st in Barcelona, Spain. The event will help kick off the Mobile World Congress 2015 trade show. The company hasn’t confirmed the Galaxy S6 for arrival but the company usually saves its Unpacked events for big product launches and the Galaxy S6 is about as big as it gets for Samsung.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 design is rumored to be a step up from the plastic designs Samsung’s become known for. The company continues to hint at the use of premium designs and new form factors and Galaxy S6 rumors insist that it will use metal, glass or a combination of both. The theory going around is that the company’s metal-based Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha designs were a trial run for the Samsung Galaxy S6 design.
More recently, Galaxy S6 design leaks have hinted at curved edges, changes to the buttons, and a slimmer design. Many of these design leaks are coming from accessory manufacturers who could potentially have the Galaxy S6’s dimensions right now.
Manufacturers like Samsung often give accessory makers molds and dimensions ahead of launch, something that allows companies to do prep work for the release date. In the past, we’ve seen companies provide accurate design details regarding unreleased flagship smartphones but there have also been times where companies have been completely wrong.
Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors point to a collection of high-powered specifications including a souped up Quad HD display, Exynos 64-bit processor, 20MP camera with OIS, a new design that employs premium materials perhaps aluminum or glass, wireless charging, and a release on all five major carriers in the United States which includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon.
While the Galaxy S6 launch date is all but confirmed, the release date is not. Rumors suggest that it could arrive two to three weeks earlier than usual which means that we could see the Galaxy S6, its new payment service and several new colors emerge in late March or early April.