Samsung Galaxy S6 Release Date Clears Hurdles

The Samsung Galaxy S6 release date has cleared a couple of hurdles ahead of Samsung’s highly anticipated March 1st launch date in Barcelona, Spain.

Samsung’s still not talking about its new flagship smartphone but it’s clear that the company’s got something up its sleeve for the new year. For weeks, Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors have leaked information about the Galaxy S6 specs, Galaxy S6 launch date and Galaxy S6 release date. All of those details will likely be confirmed on stage in early March when Samsung hosts its first Unpacked event of the year.

Early on in the Samsung Galaxy S6 rumor cycle, we saw reports hint at the Galaxy S6 release date. Those reports suggested that the Galaxy S6 release date would come a bit earlier than last year’s Samsung Galaxy S5 release which took place in April. Specifically, those rumors hinted at a Galaxy S6 release date two to three weeks earlier than last year’s mid-April release.

As the Galaxy S6 rumor cycle’s matured, we’ve seen Galaxy S6 release date rumors pick up. Last week, a couple of leaks hinted at Samsung employee blackout dates that span from March 22nd to March 30th and April 19th to April 27th. Companies often use blackout dates for big product releases and these dates fall right in line with Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors.

The Galaxy S6 concept next to the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha.

The Galaxy S6 concept next to the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Alpha.

Today, new Galaxy S6 release date information has emerged. Thanks to the eagle-eyed folks at Blog of Mobile, we know that the Samsung Galaxy S6 release is inching closer and closer. We know this because the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) both were spotted cruising through the Global Certification Forum on their way to shelves.

GCF certifications are just one of many that the Galaxy S6 will receive ahead of its release date but the fact that we’re seeing the device pass this early is a good sign for the future and those hoping to get hands-on in the near future. We haven’t seen the Galaxy S6 clear the FCC yet though with a release rumored for late March, that could take place sometime soon.

Count on an upgraded 2k display, many sensors and an upgraded fingerprint reader.

Count on an upgraded 2k display, many sensors and an upgraded fingerprint reader.

If there was any doubt about the Galaxy S6 launch date, Samsung cleared the air last week with a new teaser that essentially confirms the Galaxy S6 launch date for March 1st. The teaser doesn’t offer any specific information but it’s clear that Samsung’s got a new Galaxy smartphone up its sleeve at its Unpacked event in Spain.

Samsung’s rumored to have two new Galaxy S6 models up its sleeve, one regular and one Galaxy S6 Edge with a curved display, and the arrival of these two blackout periods and these two GCF certifications point to two separate devices.Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge was released several weeks after the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 so we could see the company employ something similar here with its Galaxy S6 release date. Both appear to be making progress though.

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 release getting closer, we’ve begun to see tons of new rumors and leaks hint at the Galaxy S6 specs, Galaxy S6 design, Galaxy S6 accessories, and more. Earlier this week, known Galaxy S6 model numbers emerged on Samsung’s website pointing to prep work behind the scenes.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 concept highlights a new design, 2K display and upgraded metal frame.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 concept highlights a new design, 2K display and upgraded metal frame.

Galaxy S6 specs will supposedly include a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, Exynos 7 chip from Samsung, a 16MP or 20MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization, a 5MP front-facing camera, tons of storage space, Android 5.0 Lollipop featuring a toned down version of the company’s TouchWiz user interface, and more.

Recent Galaxy S6 rumors have focused in on the device’s design which is rumored to be made out of metal. For years, Samsung stuck to its plastic designs before shifting to a combination of metal and plastic on the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy Alpha. Both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge are expected to incorporate premium materials into their design.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 remains unconfirmed though we should only have to wait a couple of weeks before Samsung takes the stage to confirm all of the key details, including the Galaxy S6 release date.