The usually-reliable SamMobile website has published a new shot of Samsung’s eagerly awaited Galaxy S6 smartphone.
And, as you can see, the rendering looks a lot like the design of the iPhone 6. Keep in mind that this render shows the shape of the device; the build might be metal, which would make it look even more like Apple’s new phones.
The S6 is expected to make its official debut at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona at the beginning of March.
The leaked photo comes from a tweet by someone named “Antonio Monaco” dated Saturday.
SamMobile thinks the leak is legit: “There have been several leaks and rumors in the past, shedding the lights on its hardware as well as software, but we think that this might be our first real look at the upcoming Galaxy S6′s original design.”
The home button at the bottom of the phone appears to be more raised from the surface of the phone than the Galaxy S5’s home button.
The headphone jack moves to the bottom of the phone — exactly where the iPhone 6’s sits.
“. . . the microUSB port are at the bottom, while the proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, and the front-facing camera seems to moved from the right hand side of the earpiece to the left hand side,” SamMobile notes.
The volume buttons show up on the left side of the phone. They are two separate buttons instead of one large volume rocker button — again, just like the iPhone 6.
Some Samsung fans might wonder why the biggest smartphone maker in the world would mimic the design of Apple’s phones. But there may be a big market for a phone that possesses the design beauty of the iPhone 6, but with the functionality of the Android OS inside.
We’ll be on hand at Mobile World Congress when the S6 is announced. We’ll have the full story, and hopefully a hands-on with the new S6.