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HTC won’t be hogging the spotlight on March 1st when they look to make their big announcement at Mobile World Congress. Samsung has reportedly started dishing out invites to press for an event on the same day.
The invite is really thin on details, naturally, but they do tease us with a curved contour of what could be a smartphone. We’re all expecting the South Korean company to announce the Samsung Galaxy S6, and the curve could confirm rumors that a special version of the Galaxy S6 with a curved edge display ala the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is also coming to town.
That’s as much as Samsung wants to reveal. Early rumors indicate the company is looking to launch a brand new design for the release of this smartphone. We’re expecting a metal unibody build, and one that uses tempered glass on the back to add to its looks. The Samsung Galaxy S6 specs should look something like the following:
- 5.1 inch 2560 x 1440 display
- Samsung Exynos Octa-Core chipset
- 3GB of RAM
- 20.0MP rear camera, 5.0MP front camera
- 2550 mAh non-removable battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop and the latest version of TouchWiz
Sounds like it has all the makings for a smartphone worthy of attention, but we won’t know for sure until Samsung delivers the details. We’ll be toting our bags to Mobile World Congress so be sure to circle your calendars and ready up.
The absence of a removable battery will certainly be a blow to those that depend on one but if they keep expandable storage that’ll help take away some of the sting.
Yep, but I almost certainly won’t be buying it without the removable battery. There’s no way I’m sending my phone to a service centre when the built-in one starts deteriorating in 18-24 months. The smaller capacity and higher resolution screen will also mean it will need to be charged more regularly, which will expedite the deterioration. :/
I’m pissed off at the people always whining about design; they are responsible for this loss of actual functionality. My phone goes in a case so IDGAF about the design.
I feel ya, it’s certainly disappointing and I hope this isn’t going to be a further trend for Samsung but unfortunately I think it will be. Those folks who complained about design had plenty of other options to have a mobile phone with non-removable batteries and “metal everywhere”.
Leave the rest of who depend on true, VERY practical capabilities right? Now we may be forced to look elsewhere. If they do this with the Note 5 I… I don’t… I don’t know what I’ll do!
What % of the millions of smartphone customers actually remove their batteries? I’d bet it’s no more than 1 or 2%.
It’s a valuable and practical option to have.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Curve.
No removable battery or storage… Yawn. Maybe I’ll come back once LG stops having the two options or at least the battery.
I haven’t seen anything about no expandable storage. I really hope not. I think a non-removable battery is the smaller tragedy than non-expandable storage.
Judging by the picture I think this has the possibility to be one of the sexiest phones Samsung has made ;) (Slimmed down Touchwiz, Sexy curves, Great Specs) Sounds like a winner to me.
Smaller non removable battery makes no sense to me. I’ll wait and see what the LG G4 will bring.
I’m assuming the curved nature of the screen eliminates the possibility of a removable battery. It takes one of the important features of Galaxy devices, but it does leave
Samsung a lot room for improving design. But without a removable battery, Samsung would have to compete with HTC, Moto, Sony, LG, etc in terms of UI and overall design of the phone, which are areas Samsung has been pretty weak at.
Either way, March 1st couldn’t come sooner.
That’s a great point. Removable battery and expandable storage have been the two MAJOR practical capabilities that have given them the edge. I don’t understand why they’d start removing things that have made and kept so many customers.
This is to hoping there will be another version of the GS6 that stay true to Sammy’s tradition of Removable Batteries and Micro SD Card slot. They may have their fun with all metal or glass back version of GS6, but don’t abandon these two specs…mostly since battery tech is still to give us batteries that will go about a day plus of moderate to heavy use with one charge.
I keep reading how the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 with its 4100mAh battery is hard drain…boy that’s the kind of battery I need. Hopefully one can get 12 to 15 hours of heavy use with such a battery.
Well, there are usually several versions of each GS_
Let’s hope so…but knowing Sammy u can always bet on at least 3 variants.
if Sammy goes to a non removable back/battery/no sd card slot they will have to offer 64 and 128gig built in. Nobody is going to buy a flagship phone with no sd card slot and only 32gb onboard. Well, people will but not as many. Ppl expect to be able to plop a 64 gig card in or 128 on newest flagships…32 gig sd card is so 2010.
You’re right, no one buys iPhone.
I’m presuming the rounded nature of the screen gets rid of the possibility of a detachable battery. It takes among the essential functions of Galaxy gadgets, however it does leave..
Samsung a lot space for enhancing design. Without a detachable battery, Samsung would have to contend with HTC, Moto, Sony, LG, etc in terms of UI and total design of the phone, which are locations Samsung has actually been quite weak at.
If they seal in the battery, with a smaller one than the S5 has, drop microSD, and lose the iP67 rating. It’ll be time to go Nexus for this long time Sammy boy.
It’s just $60 retail to fully water seal virtually ANY phone without a charge port cover like the S5 has…
Why would they take that away?
higher res screen, more ram, yet smaller battery? the lifespan of the s5 is already short enough as it is.