Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors: release date, name, features and others

Galaxy S6 concept

The new smartphone from the Korean tech giant could actually arrive a few weeks earlier, according to ETNews.

The site claims that Samsung’s Electro-Mechanics division, or SEM, is set to increase production of 20 megapixels modules with optical image stabilization (OIS) and the Galaxy S6 could be equipped with such a sensor.

The report also notes that the device could be unveiled in March, 2 to 3 weeks earlier than expected.

Also this week, it was found that Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge will be the names of the next Samsung smartphones.

The information was revealed through a placeholder page put up by Vodafone Netherlands.

Images of several models of covers for the Galaxy S6 have given an insight on the design of the handset.

Galaxy S6 cases were listed by accessories manufacturer Spigen on Amazon, Droid-Life reported, revealing several features of the device.

Spigen

The LED flash appears next to the camera, while the home button and various sensors are placed above the screen.

Spigen has a good track record of publishing images of mobile devices in their cases before their official presentation.

Finally, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge may get support for Samsung’s Gear VR headset, according to sources cited by SamMobile.

Samsung

The report also notes that it is unclear how the Galaxy S6 Gear VR support will be added, as the Note 4 comes with a large 5.7-inch screen, while the S6 will likely pack a smaller display that doesn’t fit into the Gear VR.