We’ll admit. The iPhone 6 is one sexy smartphone. But who knew the iPhone 6’s unsightly camera bump (the one they tried to hide in all their promo images) was actually a desirable trait? If this latest leak is anything to go by, it seems the South Korean manufacturer could be looking to copy more than just the iPhone’s rounded edges.
According to a few leaked schematics for the Samsung Galaxy
i6 S6, we could now be getting our first real hard look at what the phone will look like when it’s finally unveiled on March 1st. The blueprints don’t just show us what the phone will look like, but provide us with detailed measurements showing the phone coming in at 143mm x 70.8mm x 6.91mm thin — the very same thickness as the iPhone 6 (although we’d be willing to bet that camera hump is a little larger). By comparison, the Apple iPhone 6 comes in at 138.1mm x 67mm x 6.9mm.
The schematics match up fairly closely to new case renders provided by Verus who told PhoneArena reflect the actual dimensions of the device along with, you guessed it, a fairly large camera bump. Really, the case renders don’t tell us much if anything, but you can clearly make out an IR blaster making a return on top of the device (also shown in the leaked schematic).
Unless Samsung engineers have pulled off some sort of black magic, we can’t imagine the battery capacity being much more than the current Galaxy S5 (it could even be less). We’re still filing this one under “rumor” for now, so take it as you will. We know, naysayers have been making Samsung/iPhone comparisons for years now, but looking at this design (so far), it’s hard to deny the similarities: home button/fingerprint scanner, more rounded corners and edges than ever before (also anodized aluminum it seems), both the billet drilled speaker and headphone jack now moved to the bottom of the phone. What do you guys think? Are we completely off base here?