Samsung has not denied the authenticity of leaked images purporting to show its next Galaxy S6 flagship, which surfaced Tuesday on the Internet. But that hasn’t stopped a number of online pundits from stepping in to say that the images likely are not real.
â€” Steve Hemmerstoffer (@stagueve) December 30, 2014
Like many leaks, the images shared by Iranian publication Toranji, of an unknown Samsung-branded device next to a Galaxy S5 handset and a Galaxy S4, are blurry and discolored. The images show a device that is longer and thinner than the two older ones next to it, which falls in step with tech website IT68’s claim that the Galaxy S6 will have a display between 5.2 and 5.5 inches. However, the images are at odds with Samsung’s claim that it will overhaul the Galaxy S6 design when it launches in the spring.
Early reports suggested that Samsung codenamed the Galaxy S6 “Project Zero,” indicating a fresh start in its design ethos. Samsung said in its third-quarter earnings report that it will focus on metal and curved edge designs in 2015. The company saw steep sales slumps in 2014 after releasing a number of indistinguishable phones, including the Galaxy S5, which was almost identical to the Galaxy S4 before it.
However, several recent leaks have turned up devices and components that look very similar to previous Galaxy S models. Images shared by IT68 show a supposed Galaxy S6 front panel in a fluorescent yellow color, while another leak claims to show the inner metal frame for the Galaxy S6.
The Galaxy S6 is expected to include a host of advanced specifications, such as a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) display, a 64-bit processor, increases in storage capacities, a powerful camera and a single chip to house all of the device's sensors. The device probably will be announced in March during the 2015 World Mobile Congress.