Is This Leaked Photo Our First Look At Samsung’s Galaxy S6?

There are only a few months left until Samsung will likely reveal the Galaxy S6, the next installment in its bestselling line of flagship Android smartphones, but it looks like we might have gotten an early look at the S6. New photos have emerged purporting to show a prototype version of Samsung’s next flagship device.

The new image comes by way of Dutch site Toptienmobiel (h/t: BGR), and the photo’s poster notes that the device pictured is a Galaxy S6 prototype. Of course, it’s just about impossible to determine for certain whether this is indeed a prototype Galaxy S6, but tech industry observers have noted that the stickers shown on the body of the phone look similar to those typically seen on smartphone prototypes.

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This photo could show a prototype version of Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone.

Other tech sites have noted that the supposed Galaxy S6 appears to deviate from the design of its predecessor, the Galaxy S5. If this is indeed a prototype, and if the design language remains unchanged, it looks like Samsung will be using the recently released Galaxy Alpha as the basis for the Galaxy S6. That would not be too surprising, given that the Galaxy Alpha featured metal build components, and the Galaxy S6 is expected to follow suit when it sees release next year.

It’s not too far outside the realm of possibility that this is, in fact, a prototype of Samsung’s next Galaxy S device. If tradition holds, Samsung will likely unveil the Galaxy S6 next March at the Mobile World Congress, so it stands to reason that the South Korean tech giant would already have well-developed prototype units available.

Whether the pictured device is a Galaxy S6 prototype or not, the hype machine for Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is already kicking into high gear. The last few days have seen the release of purported specifications for the device, and those specs have some tech fans salivating.

Samsung will reportedly boost the screen for the Galaxy S6 a notch above its predecessor, giving it a 5.2-inch display instead of the Galaxy S5’s 5.1-inch display. The big difference in terms of the display, though, will be the resolution; the Galaxy S6 will reportedly have an eyeball-searing 2650×1440 QuadHD display.

Underneath that high-density display, Samsung is reportedly packing in a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor for the U.S. model, while the international version will have a 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor. The Galaxy S6 will almost certainly come with the newest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, 5.0 Lollipop, and word has it that Samsung will finally do away with low-storage options, offering the Galaxy S6 in 32, 64, and 128GB storage models.

Of course, none of this is set in stone, but the clock is ticking on the run-up to the Galaxy S6’s unveiling. One way or another, we’re likely to find out what the Galaxy S6 looks like and what it has inside in about two and a half months.

[Lead image via GalaxyS6Samsung]