So much has been written about the upcoming flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and almost all major features of the device have been leaked ahead of its release next month. But in what could baffle many, reports are doing the rounds that the flagship smartphone would come with a metal build and wireless charger.
It is reported that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature a metal unibody case, indicating that it could come with a non-removable battery unlike its predecessors. Interestingly, Naver (via G4Games) has reported citing DDaily and News 1 Korea that the device will have wireless charging capabilities provided by magnetic induction technology.
However, a metal smartphone is not compatible to magnetic induction wireless charging, "because metal intersects the magnetic field, resulting in current loss," according to G4Games. The report went on to say that the metal case should have "window" to let the current flow if the Galaxy S6 is to have metal build and built-in wireless charging capabilities features.
Other major features that the next-generation smartphone is expected to have are mobile payment system and fingerprint scanner. Chinese website CNMO (via Phone Arena), has revealed that it would boast of features like 5.5-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, Exynos 7420 processor, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 20MP main camera and 5MP front snapper, and 32GB of internal memory and 3GB RAM.
Samsung is expected to unveil its flagship smartphone at its "Unpacked 2015" event scheduled on 1 March, a day before the Mobile World Conference 2015 (MWC 2015) kicks off in Barcelona. Samsung is also expected to announce the Galaxy S Edge, the curved version of the smartphone, at the event.