The Samsung Galaxy S6 is the most anticipated smartphone of early 2015, and our new Galaxy S6 concept combines the latest Galaxy S6 rumors and leaks into our vision of what the Samsung Galaxy S6 may look like.
Samsung is great at keeping their new phone design under wraps until they take the stage, but thanks to several key leaked photos we can share what we think the device will look like when the Galaxy S6 release arrives in the near future.
On March 1st Samsung will host the Samsung Unpacked event with a live stream where the company will show off the new Samsung Galaxy S for 2015, but you don’t have to wait to see what we think this device will look like.
Above you can see what the Galaxy S6 could look like if the leaks are correct and Samsung delivers a huge upgrade from the Galaxy S5 and even the Note 4.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 is a major upgrade for the company, with a focus on premium design that rumors suggest will combine metal and glass to take on the iPhone 6 and finally leave plastic behind.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Concept Video
Watch out short Galaxy S6 video concept that shows off the upgraded design, new features and what we think the Galaxy S6 might looks like.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 leaks clearly show a design that builds on the metal frames of the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4 to deliver a metal and glass design that still delivers expandable storage but doesn’t leave room for a user replaceable battery.
As you can see in the Galaxy S6 concept images above and below, there is a metal frame that wraps around and even through the middle of the device. This matches the leaked Galaxy S6 frame photos from Nowhereelse.fr, which shows a design that is similar to the iPhone 6, but also one that draws from the Galaxy Note 4.
Although it remains unconfirmed, part of the upgraded design could be a glass back with multiple color options. Although glass backs on phones are not as common as two or three year’s ago, it remains a possibility. The Galaxy S6 concept image below shows what a glass back could look like on the new device.
Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors continue to go back and forth on the size of the screen, but based on these leaks it doesn’t appear that there is enough room for a 5.5-inch display that was once leaked. Our Galaxy S6 concept includes a 5-inch display that is larger than the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 screen and delivers a higher resolution. All signs point to a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution on the Galaxy S6. This is the same as the Galaxy Note 4, but on a smaller display it boosts the pixels-per-inch to 587 ppi.
There are various sensors packed in above the display near the ear speaker, which should continue support for keeping the display on when you are looking at it.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 dimensions are 143.30 x 70.81 x 6.91 in this concept. This is based on leaked Galaxy S6 details.
On the back of the device is a 16MP sensor that sticks out slightly due to optical image stabilization and the thin design. To the side is a flash that also includes a heart rate sensor that can also check blood oxygen levels like the one found on the Galaxy Note 4. There is a 5MP front-facing camera that helps users take better looking selfies.
A closer look at the Galaxy S6 design reveals other key changes to the look and feel of this device. The edges of the device are all metal with openings for a SIM card and for a Micro SD card. In the Galaxy S6 concept you can see a headphone jack that is now on the bottom of the device and a Micro USB port that is no longer covered with a water-proof flap. It is very likely that the Galaxy S6 will not offer the same level of water-resistance as the Galaxy S5. The power and volume buttons remain in the same location as the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4.
These Galaxy S6 concept images show what the new Galaxy S smartphone could look like based on the current rumors. Samsung could always surprise us, but there is a very good chance the new phone will share an overall design with this realistic concept.
Inside the Galaxy S6 users can expect a Samsung Exynos processor and 3GB of RAM. YOu can count on Android Lollipop on board with a scaled down version of TouchWiz and options for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB of storage with a Micro SD card slot that handles up to a 128GB card.
On the face of the Galaxy S6 expect an improved fingerprint sensor that lets users place a finger on the home button instead of swiping. This is similar to how the iPhone 6 fingerprint sensor works. Inside the device we may see support for LoopPay, which would let users pay using the Galaxy S6 at almost any point of sale with a magnetic card reader.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 launch is set for March 1st in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung will offer a live-stream of the event so that you can watch as it happens. Expect a speedy Galaxy S6 release date in the weeks after this event. We may see a U.S. Galaxy S6 release arrive on all major carriers for $199 to $249 on contract in April or May.