Galaxy S6 Launch Date All but Confirmed

Media invitations for an Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress 2015 point hint at what should be the heavily rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 launch date.

In January, we saw a ton of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors outline potential details including bits about the Galaxy S6 specs, Galaxy S6 release date and the Galaxy S6 launch date. The Samsung Galaxy S6 launch date was rumored for Mobile World Congress, the same event that Samsung used to announce last year’s Samsung Galaxy S5.

Historically, Samsung’s has sent out media invites about a month ahead of its launch events and today, right on cue, Samsung’s confirmed leaked press invites for an Unpacked event for March 1st. This means that the Galaxy S6 launch could take place on the same day HTC’s set to announce its follow up to the HTC One M8, a Samsung Galaxy S5 competitor.

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Samsung’s invite doesn’t call out the Samsung Galaxy S6 by name though with rumors all pointing to an arrival at Mobile World Congress, it’s pretty clear that this event will serve as the launch pad for Samsung’s Next Big Thing. The invite, which can be seen above, includes the word’s “What’s Next” underneath a wavy, metallic looking line.

It’s not clear what Samsung is teasing here though Galaxy S6 rumors have pointed to the arrival of a Galaxy S6 Edge, a device with a curved display that bends over both sides of the phone. Samsung recently installed the technology on a device called the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge though the Galaxy Note Edge display only bends on one side of the phone.

The company typically lives streams its massive Unpacked launch events and the company confirmed that it will be hosting a live stream for the Galaxy S6 launch. The date is now confirmed but Samsung may opt to share more information about the event as we push closer to the Galaxy S6’s all but confirmed March 1st launch date.

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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 though that obviously hasn’t been confirmed.

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.

Expect an upgraded Galaxy S6 camera.
Expect an upgraded Galaxy S6 camera.

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.

The AT&T model recently showed up in a User Agent Profile string showcasing Quad HD resolution. While the UA Prof does not confirm the arrival of the Galaxy S6, the fact that the model number matches the Galaxy S6 model numbers that have leaked out numerous times in recent weeks makes it increasingly likely that AT&T will once again release a version of Samsung’s Galaxy S smartphone.

The Galaxy S6 release date is rumored to be taking place two to three weeks earlier than normal. With a Galaxy S6 launch now all but confirmed for March 1st, we could potentially see the Galaxy S6 arrive in March or April alongside a round smartwatch that’s expected to compete against the all new Apple Watch. Apple’s Watch is now confirmed for arrival in April.

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