Samsung Galaxy S6 Leaked Images Shown Off with Android L, Variety of Colors, Metal Frame

( [email protected] ) Dec 31, 2014 05:08 PM EST
Leaked Samsung Galaxy S6
A Leaked photo of what seems to be the Samsung Galaxy S6 is making its way around the internet. Photo:

News of Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, is spreading all over rumor mills and speculation forums, but the highly anticipated new device just got one more boost with a set of reportedly leaked photos.

Iranian tech news site is showing off a couple new leaked images that present what looks like three different versions of the Galaxy S6. The color options seem to be the main difference between the three, and the design lines are still identical. Home button placement, wallpaper color choices, and the UI are all the same among the models, too.

As BGR points out, all three phones appear to be made of metal, which is in line with what the Galaxy Alpha has done in the Chinese market. The Samsung logo is on both the front and back, as is a rear camera and what looks like a heart rate monitor in the rear, similar to what's already on the Galaxy S5.

A second image in the leaked series shows off a comparison of what the supposed S6 looks like alongside the S5 and S4, but no confirmation from Samsung has been released regarding these images.

Traditionally, the Korean company has revealed a new Galaxy S product in February or March, and these images seem to show a fully assembled and working model. This has many Samsung Galaxy fans excited as it means an even greater possibility that the company will stick to that schedule, especially considering that this year's Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona on March 2nd through the 5th. The Galaxy S4 and S5 have both launched in the month of April, so that's also a very good possibility.

Current speculations point to the Galaxy S6 sporting either a 5.2-inch or 5.6-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display. Samsung has already confirmed that the resultion will be bumped up to 2560 x 1440 as seen on the Galaxy Note 4. The remaining specs round out with a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, and a choice of 32, 64, or 128 GB of storage.

One of the earlier rumors surrounding the S6 is the quality of its camera. A 20 megapixel rear camera is expected to be included as it was originally rumored to be installed in the Galaxy Note 4, but was scrapped for size reasons. Samsung has the technology now to fit that larger camera in there with no problem, especially as the phone itself is reported to be larger.

Other expected features coming with the Galaxy S6 include a fingerprint scanner for security, the heart rate monitor shown in the newly leaked images, a microSD card slot, and even the possibility of a curved screen as seen on the Galaxy Note Edge.

One thing is almost certain, though, and that's the fact that the S6 should come standard with Android 5.0 Lollipop. By April, we expect the lingering bugs to be worked out of Lollipop and hopefully the S6 will enjoy smooth sailing.