Samsung has just sent invitations for its “Unpacked” event on March the 1st at which it’s expected to reveal its latest flagship Galaxy S6 phone.
Mysterious Galaxy S6 teaser revealed
The Galaxy Unpacked event will be held on March the 1st just ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which is coincidentally the same day that its rival HTC will announce its own new flagship device, the One M9. From what we’ve seen of the teaser (below), it appears that Samsung might be going for a radical design overhaul and applying its unique curved-screen technology from the Note Edge to its more popular S-series devices.
Last year, the Galaxy Unpacked event was also held at the same time as Mobile World Congress for maximum impact, where the company also unveiled a new range of Gear smart watches, as well as the Gear Fit and the Galaxy S5. Unfortunately for Samsung, the S5 met with a tepid response and sales were somewhat disappointing in 2014. The Korean giant’s profits also fell sharply last year, prompting the company to claim that its new products would use “new materials, innovative design, and differentiated features”.
It’s also recently come to light that Samsung has probably ditched the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chip in its Galaxy devices, opting instead for its own Exynos line of mobile processors. The reasons are not completely clear, but it’s supposedly related to overheating issues with the 810 chip, even though other manufacturers such as LG have denied there are any problems.
Whatever happens during the forthcoming Unpacked event, Samsung will be hoping that the new Galaxy S6 makes more of a splash with consumers than last year’s model.
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