The Galaxy S6 will be the first Samsung flagship phone to ditch the range’s plastic construction for a more robust and altogether more premium metal build, mounting evidence suggests.
For months, rumours have been circulating that the next Galaxy S smartphone could see Samsung take a leaf out of HTC and Apple’s book and adopt luxury materials.
The change purportedly has its roots in unfavourable comparisons between the HTC One M9 and iPhone and the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5, as well as consumer surveys that laid bare users' demands for a better constructed Galaxy S handset.
Today Samsung’s mooted change in approach looks even more likely, after Korean news site DDaily heard from sources that the handset will feature a glass front and back and metal sides in a design that nods towards Apple’s iPhone.
The latest rumour around the Galaxy S6, which was brought to wider attention by Sam Mobile, comes as technology fans count down the weeks until the phone’s expected debut at the Mobile World Congress trade show in March.
Previous reports suggest that handset will also showcase improved fingerprint security, with Samsung apparently opting for a ‘press-on’ activation system along the lines of Apple’s Touch ID.
The Galaxy S5 features a ‘swipe’ mechanism, which was criticised as inaccurate by users. It’s thought that this was because the area on which they had to swipe wasn’t large enough.
Last week, evidence emerged that a super-high resolution Quad HD 2K display could be on board, as Samsung pulls out the stops to arrest its recent loss of marketshare.
Other rumoured spec sheet fixtures include a 20-megapixel rear camera, a five-megapixel front snapper and the latest Qualcomm processor.