Samsung Galaxy S6 hotly tipped to launch at Mobile World Congress


Follow-up to last year’s flagship likely to feature a metal casing, with a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen and 20 megapixel rear and five megapixel front cameras 

Samsung is hotly tipped to unveil its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone at this year’s Mobile World Congress, according to several reports.

The global annual trade event takes place in Barcelona from March 2-5. The follow-up to last year’s Galaxy S5 could be unveiled at the manufacturer’s latest ‘Unpacked’ event, which has been used to launch high-end products in the past.

It is claimed the new device will be the first in the Galaxy S smartphone line to be cased in a metal body, likely to be made from aluminium.

A report from Bloomberg on January 21 said Samsung will drop Qualcomm Snapdragon chips from the Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues found during earlier testing. It could use its own processing chips.

The Galaxy S6 is also rumoured to be coming with a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED screen made from toughened Corning Gorilla Glass, and feature 20 megapixel rear and five megapixel front cameras, as well as supporting 128GB of removable memory.

Other possible features that have been reported are the Galaxy S6 being dust and waterproof and being compatible with wireless charging. The fingerprint sensor, which Samsung first used on the Galaxy S5, is likely to be upgraded.