Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 invite

The South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung, today announced that it will be holding its annual ‘Galaxy Unpacked’ event next month, as reported by the SamMobile blog.

Titled ‘Galaxy Unpacked 2015,’ the event is scheduled for March 1, coinciding with Mobile World Congress which runs March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain.

Of course, we fully expect the Galaxy S6, or whatever it’s called, to go head-to-head against Apple’s latest iPhones. The invites have gone out to select members of the press and feature black background, what appears to be a profile of a curved device and the “What’s Next” tagline tease.

The company traditionally uses the Unpacked events to announce new smartphones and tablets. With the rumor-mill calling for an early-2015 launch of the Galaxy S6, it’s fairly certain to assume that Samsung is moving to release its flagship smartphone sooner than later.

Samsung Galaxy S6 schematics

The slightly curved appearance of the handset is corroborated by the purported manufacturing 3D model posted on the Chinese social network Weibo two weeks ago and relayed by the French blog (Google Translate). Note that the curvature could be the result of a camera bulge on the back.

Just three days ago, published (Google Translate) alleged manufacturing blueprints suggesting the S6 will be slightly larger and a bit thinner than the S5, but still thicker than the Galaxy A range.

Specifically, the S6 should measure 142mm high by 72.5mm wide and 8.1mm thick. By comparison, the Galaxy A7 and the iPhone 6 have a  profile measuring 6.3mm and 6.9mm thick, respectively.

Samsung-Galaxy-S6-Schematics NowhereElse 001

It’s fair to say that the Galaxy S5 wasn’t as successful as Samsung was hoping for, even less so after Apple released its larger-screened iPhones. Profits of the South Korean firm’s mobile division have fallen off the cliff as a result of the iPhone 6 and Chinese makers like Xiaomi which make inexpensive phones that are as good, or better, as Samsung’s.

If you trust the rumor-mill, the S6 is going to feature an improved fingerprint sensor based on touching rather than swiping, like Touch ID, as well as specs bump up across the board.

Samsung-Galaxy-S6-Schematics NowhereElse 002

As per Qualcomm, the company will be likely using its own chip inside the Galaxy S6, a 64-bit Exynos 7420 with 3GB of RAM, rather than the 64-bit Snapdragon 810 which is plagued with overheating issues.

Other hardware features of the S6 are said to include a Super AMOLED display measuring between 5.1 and 5.5 inches diagonally and sporting a resolution of 2,560-by-1,440 pixels, as well as a 20-megapixel camera out the back with 4K video capture and a five-megapixel shooter out the front.

Last but not least, the flagship smartphone should combine LED-flash and a heart rate sensor on the back into a single unit and be housed inside an all-metal enclosure perhaps sandwiched between two pieces of glass, like the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.

Source: SamMobile via (Google Translate)

  • Chetan

    Doesn’t this 3D model resemble iPhone 6? Why can’t they design something different?

    • Joe Brunet

      Because the are Samsung. They’ve been feeding from others success for years. That’s how they got where they are. They’ve been copying Apple for Years, just look at the Galaxy Alpha, a replica of the iPhone 5S

      • They’ve been feeding from others success for years

        Sounds exactly like Apple (http://bit. ly/1zvHlgQ), except without the suing part.

      • BoardDWorld

        As a pre-iPhone smartphone user that started from the HTC Voyager – HTC Feeler (my favourite) – HTC S710 – HTC Touch. During this entire period smartphones were in “no” way popular. I didn’t know a single person with one other than myself.

        Apple made their own success. Apple made the smartphone popular.

      • Tommy

        Lol come on. Only a grandma with poor eyesight would be fooled into thinking the G.Alpha is a replica of the 5S. The 5S is way better lookin than that. If anything, I’d say Chinese manufacturers like Meizu/Lenovo are more to be replicas of Apple’s iPhones.

    • Yeah, I thought that was the iPhone 6 at first glance. Wonder where Christian grabbed that from…

      • Tommy

        Well that’s his job on iDB isn’t it? Turning readers here into mindless haters like himself lol

    • Pantufa

      Samsung cannot help. Copying is on their DNA.

  • Joe Brunet

    “an improved fingerprint sensor” ???

    What’s there to improve? The only improvement would be to get it right this time!

    • blist

      As far as I know, it will be just like the TouchID (you won’t need to swipe your finger anymore)

  • Nathan

    I’m sure they won’t release their quarterly sales figures haha.

  • moofer

    Let’s see how many people care.

  • Fanboy 

    I’m surprised they didn’t copy Apple and choose April instead.

    • BozzyB

      I wonder if I copy Apple when I place a call with my phone. I mean they invented it, didn’t they?

      • Zombie_Killer

        There were talking about the design being copied Dumba**

      • BozzyB

        Haha you didn’t get it right? Frustration kills humor/intelligence 🙂

      • Fanboy 

        Only if you are using a Samsung device then yes, yes you are.

  • Khan Rulzz

    It will be biggest copy of iPhone 6 !!!

    • Jonathan

      Apple fanboy?

  • alex5723

    How can Samsung present a Galaxy S6 when there is no 64 bit CPU and zero 64 bit applications ?

  • Jason Baroni

    Lol imagine it with a circular home/ scan button.

  • iPodDroid

    Incoming iSheep in 3…2….1…

    But seriously, how about you wait and see what they have in store, before you mindlessly accuse of copying?

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Nope. Accusation starts NOW!

  • Bugs Bunnay

    I am so looking forward to another disappointment from Samsung.

  • Mir Owais

    its gonna have edges on both the sides unlike the note4 edge which bends only one one side.

  • Tommy

    Ooo wow, no samsung-bashing or apple-love-showing by Christian. wowzer!

  • Dante Arellano

    So are they trying to get back samesung users plus original iphone users?
    4k? Does androide users are genearal rich people? Does they has $8000 4k tvs??
    Does samesung made laptops runing 4k?
    Does they need 3gb of ram for run pirate app and download pirate movies??

  • Hmm don’t recent reports suggest it’s not going to have a 64 bit processor. If it wants to compete with the iPhone they at least need to have similar or superior hardware that’s custom built and not just off-the-shelf hardware…

  • Marius Diedericks

    Makes it clearly obvious regarding feeding lol.