Dispelling myths about Samsung Galaxy S6
By Samsung, 08.04.2015.
A review of pre-launch rumours and spotlight on real features.
The rumour mill was buzzing with speculation leading up to the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge on March 1, 2015. From the smartphone's screen size to its display technology, every feature was up for speculation months before the official unveiling, with even alleged "leaked" images circulating the web. While some rumours were backed by plausible theories, others were whimsical. This also spurred Samsung's Norwegian arm to launched teasers featuring parodies on some of the rumours. You can view the teasers in the gallery below.
Here, we look back at a few rumours circulating before the smartphone's launch and set the record straight:
Samsung Galaxy S6 screen size
RUMOUR. The assumptions in this case took two different directions. Some speculated that the Galaxy S6's screen would be 5 inches – slightly smaller than its predecessor, the Galaxy S5 – while few estimated that it would stretch up to 5.5 inches.
REALITY. The Galaxy S6 features a beautiful 5.1-inch screen crafted with Gorilla® Glass 4, with Quad HD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED adaptive display for vivid visuals.
RUMOUR: The device will be in a bright yellow colour. A photo was also being circulated online.
REALITY: While yellow is a striking colour, the S6 actually comes in White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum and Blue Topaz, while the S6 edge comes in the first three colours, along with an elegant Green Emerald instead of Blue Topaz.
RUMOUR: The smartphone's thickness will be 6.9mm.
REALITY: While this speculation was close, the measurements are actually a sleek 6.8mm for the Galaxy S6 and 7mm for the Galaxy S6 edge.
RUMOUR 1: The S6 will have a plastic front.
REALITY: The premium device features a fine metal and glass exterior on both front and back sides, delivering a sophisticated, sleek look.
RUMOUR: The device will use a Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm.
REALITY: Samsung has used its flagship 64-bit, octa-core Exynos 7420 processors for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge phones.
See Samsung Norway's rumour parodies: