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Here’s the first official look at the Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung has finally graced our humble retinas with its upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone.

Yes, the South Korean company finally gave way in its campaign of cellular secrecy and showed off the actual device.

Unfortunately, all we really got to see in Samsung’s latest teaser video was a side-on view of the Galaxy S6.

It also came with the usual (and endlessly frustrating) caption of ‘I am #TheNextGalaxy’.

What does this tell us about the device? Well it looks quite slim when you consider that the device is expected to carry a 5.2-inch display.

It also appears to be made out of metal, or at the very least will sport metallic edging.

This implies we’ll be seeing a much more premium design effort from Samsung this time around, likely reminiscent of its metal-trim Galaxy Alpha handset.

This theory is lent further credence by the fact that the teaser trailer’s disembodied voice says: “I am crafted from the beautiful things I see around me. They shape who I am.”

That quote is overlaid against abstract shots of odd metallic things laid out in what looks like an art gallery.

You can also see that the smartphone’s top and bottom edges also taper downwards from the front bezel to the rear bezel, giving it a distinctly iPad 2-esque profile.

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Of course, there could be a much more obvious perspective Samsung has tried to subtly hint at. If you tilt your head to the right, you’re looking at a phone as if it were flat on a table.

This means the edges slope down, which implies that this is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, not its more prosaic Galaxy S6 twin.

Samsung is expected to launch its next Galaxy handset at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1.

We’ll be on hand at the show to bring you all the latest on Samsung’s 2015 smartphone line-up.


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