Samsung’s getting ready for a major Galaxy S6 launch this year, as the phone is supposedly going to offer features previously unseen in any of the former Galaxy S model. The company has designed the phone from scratch, and it’s preparing at least two versions of the Galaxy S6 for launch. Business Insider and Android World have independently revealed various details about the upcoming flagship.
According to the publication, the Galaxy S6 will be launched at MWC 2015 in early March, sporting a metal design, a first for Galaxy S handsets. Business Insider says it’s not clear whether the phone will have a unibody metal design like the iPhone or just feature metal accents.
Furthermore, Samsung is again rumored to have a Galaxy Note Edge-like version of the Galaxy S6 in stores later this year, though the report doesn’t specify how many Edge displays the phone will have.
The most interesting Galaxy S6 details come from Italian blog Android World, which has learned from a local tech reporter who had access to internal information that says the handset will be launched in late March.
According to Antonio Monaco, the cheapest Galaxy S6 version will have 64GB of built-in storage and microSD support, meaning the phone will likely have a unibody metal design that prevents the user from adding memory or replacing the battery, features some Android fans desperately want in a smartphone.
In a second report, the same Italian publication added that the phone will be made of metal, will be expensive and will also come out in a special dual-Edge screen model. Android World also says the phone won’t have a user-replaceable battery, and that the phone will be waterproof.
Finally, the Galaxy S6 might also ship with a significantly improved fingerprint sensor.
When it comes to prices, the Galaxy S6 would cost €729 to €749, while the Edge model would have an entry-price of €849. A version with 128GB of preloaded storage might be available down the road, priced €100 more expensive than base models.