Samsung has plans underway for the new Galaxy S6. The Korean manufacturer is expected to unveil the Galaxy S6 in early March at the Mobile World Congress, but a new leak could mean Samsung is planning a new design along with updated specs for the flagship smartphone.
Samsung is planning a much sleeker design for the Galaxy S6 than the S5, a thinner body with narrower sides and tighter bezels, according to schematics leaked by Nowhereelse. The French site got its hands on a schematic used to make smartphone cases that shows the Samsung Galaxy S6 will have a slightly taller screen as well.
The Galaxy S6 could be 12.5 percent thinner than its predecessor as well, according the site. While the Galaxy S5 was 142 x 72.5 x 8.1mm (5.59 x 2.85 x 0.32-inches), the Galaxy S6 could be sized at 143.52 x 70.7 x 7.19 mm (5.65 x 2.78 x 0.28-inches).
If the Galaxy S6 leak is not a fake, the basic shape of the S5 will remain in this year’s model, although the Samsung is expected to upgrade the body to aluminum instead of plastic. The move might also make it so that customers cannot replace the Galaxy S6 battery, and they might not be able to increase storage space with flash memory cards either.
The schematics also show a larger space for the camera, which fits with earlier rumors about a 20-megapixel main camera. Earlier reports said that Samsung was also planning a Galaxy S6 Edge, a curved variant of the flagship with a screen that carries over both edges.
Samsung said the Galaxy S6 would be an “innovative premium handset” that would be released with a “special function,” perhaps referring to the dual-curve display, according to a report from the Korea Herald. It is expected to also use an Exynos chip in the Galaxy S6 instead of Qualcomm Inc.’s Snapdragon 810 due to “overheating problems,” the report said.