The way Samsung launches phones is easy to work out: the flagship ‘S’ model appears, and then a few months later the improved Note pops up. So now the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has arrived the path is clear for the Samsung Galaxy S6.
In fact, with the Sony Xperia Z4 failing to show up at CES, the Galaxy S6 is the next biggest phone launch, despite being a few months away.
Latest updates: A beefy 4GB of RAM, a display with two curved edges, a metal and glass build and a new and improved fingerprint scanner are among the latest Galaxy S6 rumours.
We’re already seeing numerous rumors about this next model, and with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha trying to fix some of the design failings of the Galaxy S5 – plus the Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 options recently announced – there’s definitely been a quick change at the South Korean brand to try and make its phones look much better.
Cut to the chase
What is it? The next flagship smartphone from Samsung
When is it out? Early 2015, probably March or April but maybe even earlier
What will it cost? A lot, at least as much as the pricey Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S6 release date and price
There’s no official word on when the Samsung Galaxy S6 might launch, but Samsung has a yearly product cycle which it rarely deviates far from.
In fact from the Samsung Galaxy S2 onwards the company has always announced its phones at or close to MWC, and we’re almost certain the same will hold true for the Galaxy S6.
2015’s MWC is set to take place between March 2 and March 5, so it’s likely that we’ll see the Samsung Galaxy S6 sometime around then. Possibly not at the show itself but perhaps at a press conference a day or two before it starts, much like Samsung did for the Galaxy Note 4 launch before IFA 2014 and indeed there are reports that the Galaxy S6 will arrive at MWC, in two flavours.
A group of analysts in South Korean reckoned Samsung would somewhat jump the gun with a Galaxy S6 launch at CES 2015. But CES has been and gone and the Galaxy S6 didn’t make an appearance.
Having said that, it may have been there in secret, as it’s rumored that Samsung was showing the phone off behind closed doors to “selected partners”, but even if that was happening don’t expect any of them to blab.
However, whenever it’s announced that’s not likely to be when it will actually go on sale. The Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 both launched in April, of 2013 and 2014 respectively, so it’s probable you’ll be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 from April 2015.
There are rumors suggesting Samsung may be a little quicker to market with the Galaxy S6 though, with South Korean news outlet Daum claiming it’ll ship the Galaxy S6 in the same month as it’s announced – March 2015.