“Tomorrow, metals will flow…”. At least that’s what Samsung is telling us in the cruelest, shortest sneak peek at a new device we’ve seen in a while. The teaser video for the new Samsung Galaxy S6, slated to be unveiled at Mobile World Congress early next month and expected for retail release shortly after, was also accompanied by an Instagram picture of the new phone, but as you can see, it’s the device equivalent of an A-list actor hiding inside his hoodie while the paparazzi’s cameras flash.
The picture and video leave a lot to the imagination but do seem to indicate a curved design and a metal case, a possible remedy for this version due to the outcry against Samsung’s all-plastic previous phone release. Amit Chowdhry in a post for Forbes interpreted the futuristic narration to mean the phone will have a few new enhancements over its uglier older brothers:
“In the video, the narrator said, ‘Tomorrow, metals will flow. Beauty will be powerful. Borders will disappear. Reflections will be free. Colors will live. The future will be the present.’ These descriptions seem to decipher that the Galaxy S6 will have an anti-reflective display, curved screens and an all-metal design.”
Other sources have indicated the new phone will have front speakers, be available in four colors, and will be the first Android phone to have “64-bit Snapdragon 810 that supports 4G LTE Advanced Cat 6. And 2K UHD display, 4GB RAM, [and] 20MP.”
While the March 1st unveiling in Barcelona will release the most comprehensive information, early indicators have speculated that the price tag will be between $750US and $800US, although various cell phone carriers will certainly clamor to offer the steepest discounts with new account activations and contract terms. Some retailers have already begun accepting pre-orders for the S6, which means they must be pretty confident about the phone’s ability to please consumers.
[Image via Samsung Instagram]