The current Samsung Galaxy S5 was released in the beginning of 2014, and now it's time to check out the next-generation smartphone in the Galaxy S series.
The South Korean tech giant released a teaser video on Friday for its forthcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, focusing on materials used to make the device. The video ends with a voice over saying, "I am crafted from the beautiful things I see around me. They shape who I am. I am the next Galaxy."
Again, the teased video has no concrete information about the device's specifications. Instead, we get to see a rare glimpse of the handset's side, which doesn't look curved. Samsung originally hinted that the Galaxy S6 would have a curved display.
As for Samsung's anticipated Galaxy S6, some rumours have claimed it will have a more "premium" feel, using metal and glass in its outer construction. If rumours are to be believed, Samsung will 'go back to the drawing board' with the Galaxy S6 in a bid to boost the firm's flagging smartphone sales.<blockquote class="twitter-tweet blockquote" lang="en"><p>I am <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheNextGalaxy?src=hash">#TheNextGalaxy</a>. See what inspired me at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Unpacked?src=hash">#Unpacked</a>. <a href="https://t.co/r9hNJnrMP5">https://t.co/r9hNJnrMP5</a></p>— SamsungMobile (@SamsungMobile) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamsungMobile/status/568742150386503681">February 20, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
According to a recent published report, Samsung will be launching a second version of the Galaxy S6 alongside the metal version, which will reportedly sport a dual edge curved screen.
Much like the original Galaxy S5, the new flagship will arrive with a finger print scanner. Alleged sources close to SamMobile claims that Samsung will opt for a touch-based sensor, similar to that found on the iPhone 6.
Furthermore, some media reports have suggested that the Galaxy S6 will offer a Nexus-like software experience.
"We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google's Nexus 6," an unnamed Samsung source told Business Korea.
If rumours are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S6 may pack a 2,600mAh capacity, which is less than the 2,800 mAh capacity of the Galaxy S5's battery.
Samsung will announce the Galaxy S6 in March during the Mobile World Congress and may launch sometime in April.
Here's what we know about the Galaxy S6's specs:
Samsung Galaxy S6
Display: 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD)
Processor: Exynos 7420 (64-bit)
Camera: 20.1MP (back), 5MP ( front)
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Storage: 32, 64, 128GB native memory
Micro-SD: 128GB microSD