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A key Galaxy S6 detail may have just leaked

Samsung Galaxy S6 Leak

File this one under “we’ll believe it when we see it,” but G for Games points us to a new report from Chinese publication that claims Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is going to feature… wait for it… an all-metal build. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

According to G for Games’ interpretation,’s supply chain sources say that Samsung sees both the recently announced Galaxy Alpha and the upcoming Galaxy Note 4 as stepping stones for implementing a more complete premium design starting next year with its flagship Galaxy S6 handset.

The Galaxy Alpha was the first Samsung phone to release with a sturdy metal frame, even though the phone’s rear casing was still made of Samsung’s hallmark plastic. And just about everything we’ve heard about the Galaxy Note 4 indicates that it’s going to be a terrific high-end premium phone regardless of whether it has a metal casing or not, so this theory that both devices might be “gateway drugs” to an all-metal smartphone does make some degree of sense.

Nonetheless, there are some very good reasons to be skeptical of this report, particularly because it also says that ultra-budget smartphone king Xiaomi is looking to get into the all-metal build game. If there’s one company out there that we simply cannot imagine making a premium build Android phone along the lines of the HTC One (M8), it’s Xiaomi.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.