There have been countless rumors, leaks and reports suggesting that Samsung’s efforts are concentrated on making the Galaxy S6 stand out from the previously launched smartphones in the series. Codenamed “Project Zero”, the SGS6 is supposed to be built from the ground up as a brand new flagship, and one of the areas where the Galaxy S6 is supposed to truly evolve is design.
With a new chassis in tow, most gadget enthusiasts have assumed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will “one up” the Galaxy Note 4 by delivering not only a metal frame, but a full metal unibody. However, according to the latest reports from Korea, the Samsung Galaxy S6 could take a different route; one that has been traveled before by numerous other manufacturers including Sony, LG, Google and Apple.
Samsung Galaxy S6 to Feature a Glass Back Panel?
A “Samsung Electronics official” who has apparently spoken with one of Korea’s online publications (“DDaily”) may have shed more light on the company’s plans regarding its next flagship phone. Based on this recent report, neither the Samsung Galaxy S6 nor the Galaxy S6 Edge will feature a full metal unibody shell. Instead, the smartphones will employ a metal frame similar to the Note 4’s, which will be flanked by glass panels on both the front and the rear sides. An no, the battery won’t be removable, according to the same source.
In other words, the Samsung Galaxy S6 could feature a glass back panel much like numerous other daring smartphones before it, including the iPhone 4, the LG Nexus 4 and numerous Sony Xperia devices. It sounds a bit boring doesn’t it? We could hope for a sapphire crystal back similar to the recently announced Oppo R1C, but given the high volume of SGS6 and S6 Edge units expected to be produced this year, a sapphire panel for each and every one of them sounds ambitious to say the least.
As for the alleged reasons as to why Samsung might choose a glass panel and a metal frame over a full metal unibody chassis, well, the report suggests that the Korean tech giant might want to differentiate its “Premium” flagship line-up from the “Mid-Range” Galaxy A series, which happens to employ a metal unibody design. So does this mean that Sammy may have shot itself in the foot with the A series?
In the end, we can’t say for sure if these rumors are correct so we advise you to treat them accordingly. They do give us a new and intriguing theory, but we’ll have to wait for more data to emerge.