The Samsung Galaxy S6 was promised to look unlike any other device in the Galaxy S line. But according to a recent leak, the Galaxy S6 looks too much like Apple’s iPhone 6, rather than a regular Galaxy device. Samsung Electronics has promised users that it would do a major design overhaul on its Galaxy S6 smartphone. It sounds like it’s looking to its competitor for ideas.
“The Galaxy S6 will make its debut in two versions — flat and rounded screens. It will have a metal build, which will make it look even more like Apple’s latest models.”
An executive parts supplier leaked details about the Samsung Galaxy S6 to the Korea Times on Tuesday. French blog Nowhere Else also leaked images of a smartphone that’s rumored to be the Galaxy S6 handset. The smartphone looks strikingly similar to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to the International Business Times. The build of the phone is tall and slim, with rounded corners, just like the Apple iPhone 6. Some users may easily confuse the Galaxy S6 with the Apple iPhone 6 and not another Samsung device.
This new design could be a bold move on Samsung’s part. The manufacturer has been going through a drop in sales in 2014 and its premiere device, the Galaxy S5, failed to capture new consumers. Apple is outselling Samsung in both China and the U.S. A new design and introduction of the “phablet” smartphone could help Samsung boost sales.
Another new design change for the Samsung Galaxy S6 could allow users to make its battery unremovable. Older Galaxy S handsets have had removable batteries, which allow users to swap out the batteries as well as increase the internal storage capacities with the MicroSD cards.
Making the battery unremovable will not only remove an important feature of the Samsung Galaxy S6, but would also make the device also more like the iPhone 6. Apple’s iPhones always had an unremovable lithium-ion polymer battery.
“Batteries will be embedded in S6 as Samsung is putting more focus on strengthening the safety of batteries by replacing the flammable liquid electrolytes of conventional lithium-ion cells with improved polymer electrolyte cells, which are nonflammable and nonvolatile.”
Samsung is hoping that it will lead profits with the release of its Galaxy S6. Competition between the two brands is expected to heat up this year, according to a recent report on the Inquisitr. Apple is rumored to have record breaking sales with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Samsung is also likely to compete with the release of the Galaxy S6 and three new Galaxy Tab devices.
The manufacturer will announce the real design of the Samsung Galaxy S6 on March 1 at a press event in Barcelona, Spain. The company already teased a metal device with a curved design on its recent invitation. Analysts believe that the redesign of the Galaxy S6 will help Samsung bolster sales in the high-end smartphone market.
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