Bloomberg Thinks Two New Galaxy S6 Devices Are on Their Way; Including the Galaxy S6 Edge

 

In the run up to any big device launch there are always going to be a number of leaks and rumors swirling around before the device is actually launched. When a device is coming from a brand as popular as Samsung, it's no surprise that we've been hearing a whole lot about it over the past couple of months. Samsung themselves have come forward and announced that they'll be holding an event during Mobile World Congress and all eyes are on Samsung for them to release the Galaxy S6 during the event in Barcelona next month. During this period of run up, there are always going to be questionable leaks and early case designs coming out of the woodwork, but one name that's often pretty reliable is Bloomberg.

Today, Bloomberg has spilled the beans on a whole lot surrounding Samsung's plans next month, including a confirmation of sorts that Samsung is indeed to launch two variants of the Galaxy S6. According to Bloomberg's report, both devices will feature "all-metal bodies" and instead of being powered by a Snapdragon 810, they'll be kept running by " Samsung's most advanced processor chips". This all comes from "sources familiar with the matter" whom of course wished not to be named. The devices have apparently been developed under a codename of "Project Zero" and one device has been described as having " a screen that covers the front and both the left and right sides" which sure sounds a lot like a Galaxy S6 Edge to us.

As for these "all-metal bodies", Bloomberg seems to think that these have been produced by BYD Electronic International Co. a firm said to have been involved in the assembly of smartphones for the likes of Nokia and Motorola in the past. As for the size of these two devices, the screen sizes are to stay similar to last year's Galaxy S5 and come in at 5.1-inches each. As for the display resolution, we're assuming Samsung is to use Quad HD Super AMOLED displays here, which could help Samsung show off their AMOLED prowess once again.

All of this seems really quite familiar to previous leaks and rumors we've been hearing, so we're not too surprised about what we've heard from Bloomberg today, but it is nice to have an industry leader like them weigh in on the rumors and such. Do I think Samsung is to produce a Galaxy S6 Edge? I think they'd be foolish not to at this point, the Galaxy Note Edge is selling fairly well to say the device isn't readily available like the Galaxy Note 4 is and something different is deperately needed throughout the whole smartphone industry. As for all-metal constructions, I'm not so sure Samsung will be willing to go that far, but I certainly look forward to seeing what they have in store for us. We'll be in attendance during their press conference next month, and we'll be sure to bring you all the news as we have it.

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