Samsung Galaxy S6 images and key specs leaked, launch date set for March 2015

Details about the Galaxy S6 which Samsung is bound to launch soon, are flying in thick and fast as March approaches because the company has stuck to releasing devices in its flagship series at around the same time every year. Information on the build of the Samsung Galaxy S6 have also been outed thanks to an accessories maker.

First off, the upcoming Mobile World Congress set for March 2 to 6 in Barcelona is likely to host the unveiling of the Galaxy S6. It hasn’t been confirmed by official sources, but you can call it an educated guess. If this happens, then Samsung might wait a few weeks before releasing the smartphone so that the actual launch falls in the end of March, or early April at the latest.

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Samsung has been criticized for its lack of innovation when its comes to its flagship handsets, with the sales of the Galaxy S5 having felt the full brunt of the company’s stagnant design decisions. An older story, complete with photos, had indicated that Samsung would roll out two versions of its most famous Galaxy lineup, though little evidence has been able to back the rumor.

Droid Life was the first to notice pictures of Spigen, having listed four cases for the Galaxy S6 on Amazon. This is not the first time the accessories brand has let loose images of what smartphones would look like before their official launches. The covers displayed on Amazon may be showing the real S6. Phone Arena has a picture of the device which is consistent with Spigen’s.

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Accordingly, Samsung may be changing the positions of the camera, flash and heart rate sensor on the back panel. What’s more, the metal accents you’ve been begging for may actually arrive with the Galaxy S6. As for Samsung’s next flagship device embedding the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, the chances of this happening appear to be remote, going by the present scenario.

Tom’s Hardware says that Samsung is not happy with the Snapdragon 810 chipset since it seems to be causing an overheating problem. Qualcomm is supposedly willing to update the SoC just for the S6. But it’s possible that the mobile manufacturer will go with its very own Exynos 7 and LTE instead. Samsung’s processor may even offer a performance advantage over Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.

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Although Samsung has kept it zipped up in terms of the specifications of the Galaxy S6, various rumors paint it with 4GB of RAM, a 20MP main camera, a 5MP front lens and a 5.2-inch to 5.3-inch 1440 x 2560p AMOLED display. Android 5.0 Lollipop OS is expected aboard the S6 and along with it, the Snapdragon 810 or 64-bit Exynos 7420 chip.