Samsung Galaxy S6 hands-on images show full glass deign, iPhone-like metal frame

The cat is out of the bag, folks – The Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone has been given the hand-on treatment ahead of its March 1 launch. And owing to this, we’ve gotten the first clear look at the handset’s design. So far, we’ve had to rely on images from case makers which are most likely mockups, and really blurry pictures which don’t really say much about the device.

An XDA user claims to have obtained the smartphone via AT&T and notes that it’s a prototype or test model. The words ‘not for sale’ are mentioned on the package and this clearly means that the device is an unfinished product. Nevertheless, it gives us a good insight of what we can expect from the final Samsung Galaxy S6 design next week.

Samsung Galaxy S6

First and foremost, the flagship looks a lot like the phone we’ve seen in leaked cases over the month. The front panel resembles your typical Samsung smartphone which is not at all surprising, but it’s the rest of the body that has taken us off guard. The post on XDA states that the rear panel is made from glass just like the Nexus 4 and iPhone 4s.

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And the company has finally moved on from plastic by giving the Galaxy S6 a metal frame. Great as this is, the durable sides paint a rather familiar picture. As you can see in the images below, the phone’s sides look a lot like the iPhone 6’s and you’ll also find a various components design to look the same as the ones on the latter.

Samsung Metal Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S6 specs roundup:

– 5.1-inch 2K Super AMOLED display
– Exynos 7420 octa core processor
– Mali-T760 graphics
– 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage
– 20MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter
– Android 5.0 Lollipop

The images could very well be fake, but if not, do you think Samsung has done enough with the Galaxy S6? Tune in on March 1 for official details on the new flagship.