Sneak peak: New pictures of Samsung Galaxy S6 revealed

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Samsung and T-Mobile (US) CEO John Legere post pictures of new Samsung device on Twitter with title “Six Appeal”

Samsung is set to unveil its new Galaxy S6 handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at its Unpacked event on March 1 but pictures of the device have already began to surface online.

John Legere, CEO of US-based mobile operator T-Mobile, tweeted a link to what appears to be the new S6, with the tagline “Six Appeal”.

The pictures show the device from the side and it appears to have a screen that covers three sides of the device. This seems to confirm rumours that the S6 will use the curved screen technology already found in the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which was launched in IFA in Germany in September.

On the Note Edge, the curved part of the screen can be used as a “ticker” – displaying notifications, options and other information down the side of the device. Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 16.59.53

Samsung’s official Twitter account has also been revealing pictures of the new device, with images posted on Friday suggesting the Korean manufacturer will move away from the plastic designs of previous flagships and release the S6 with a metal back instead.

@SamsungMobile has posted several teasers in the build up to MCW, including a video and several images under the hashtag “IamthenextGalaxy”. The Unpacked event will be held in Barcelona on March 1.

The Galaxy S6 is being touted as a hugely important launch for Samsung, who has seen its global market share slip from 32.1 per cent of all smartphone sales in Q3 2013 to 24.4 per cent in the same quarter the following year (figures from Gartner).

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