Alleged Samsung Galaxy S6 Prototype Image Leaked

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  1. dgstorm

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    The above photograph is supposedly of one of the early prototypes of the Samsung Galaxy S6. If this is accurate (and if Sammy hasn't changed the design during the process), then this matches up with the previous rumors we have heard.

    Here at DF HQ, we aren't too sure what to think of this design. On the one hand, it's not too bad overall. On the other, it's a very "safe" choice in design. Samsung has been talking up how they planned to start over with the design process on their Galaxy S series, but this seems like more of the same. What do you think?

    Source: Early Samsung Galaxy S6 prototype leaked
     
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    If it's true then they have slimmed down the bezels. A lot.
     
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    Yawn...

    Have to agree. This isn't serious innovation by any means.

    Don't get me wrong, there's only so much variance in design possible with a big screen, a button, and a speaker, but if this is it, they haven't really done much.
     
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    You have to imagine it with that case you would usually have wrapped around it ;)

    The most important things to me are:

    How good is the screen? It's one of the most important aspects of a phone. It doesn't matter how great an OS is if the screen is junk.

    What's the included storage space? With the size of system space being hogged by an OS install how much space is left for me?

    How is the camera? I've ditched my standalone shooter since the Note 3. I'm no longer a picky photographer, but it has to do good things on Auto mode.

    What size is the battery? Does it have a removable one? Is it going to be constrained to adaptive fast charging?

    Everything else is hidden by a case. I've only met one person who does not use one and he refuses to upgrade because he likes the size of the i5S.
     
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    I go through periods of not using a case. I actually just had my Note 4 out of the case for a week or two before deciding to switch to the secondary case that I bought, but hadn't used much.

    Once my devices reach a certain age and I get closer to being ready to upgrade, I also tend to throw more caution to the wind and not use a case.

    That said, I can fully agree that looks are only a TINY fraction of what makes me decide to buy a device really. Internal specs, screen, and camera are definitely the main concerns for my money.
     
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    Still looks like an iPad mini.

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    Yeah... if this is really the final design, I suspect it will flop harder than the Galaxy S5 did. Samsung needs to hire some new people to design the look of their devices. They have grown stale.
     
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    They could always steal HTC's design like Apple did.
     
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    I would have to say that if that's the design, you can say goodbye to removable batteries. That is clearly a totally flat back as opposed to the curved edges of the removable backs of earlier Samsung phones. Being a flat back almost guarantees that it's not removable, unless it had a slider back like the early Motorola Droids (which it clearly doesn't).

    Can't wait for the fallout from this design change. I can hear it now, "No removable battery is a game changer for me, my next phone will not be a Samsung."

    We shall see but I'm guessing you saw the last removable back and battery in the S5 and Note 5.

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    Ugh

    Sent from my Note 4
     
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    I thought they had a new person in charge of design?

    Sent from my Sony Xperia Z3
     
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    Though I use my spare battery more as an excuse to play extra games and watch extra videos, I like the idea of it being easily replaced if it should begin to falter, or if I just find my usage large enough to warrant it, even without those extra games and videos.

    I'm already thinking of my next device after the Note 4 and already leaning towards giving another oem a chance for my money. Though the removability of the battery won't be THE deciding factor when the time actually comes to upgrade, it's going to be something I consider along with plenty of other specs/info.
     
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