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Exclusive: Samsung Not Launching Galaxy S6 at CES Next Month


Rumors by Luke Jones on Monday December 15, 2014.

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Samsung's back to the drawing board "Project Zero" Galaxy S6 is the company's upcoming flagship and arguably a vitally important device in judging where the fortunes of the Korean giant lie. This year's Galaxy S5 was not a disaster by any stretch but it came alongside a general cooling in relations between Samsung and the consumer, the S6 is the device that is supposed to reignite the spark.

Now the Korean media is saying that Samsung will bring forward the launch of the GS6 and will launch it at the CES trade show in Las Vegas that starts in three weeks' time. Not only that, but outlets in the country are persisting with the rumor that the Galaxy S6 will be accompanied by an edge screened premium version similar to the Galaxy Note Edge that joined the Galaxy Note 4 at launch.

Samsung is hoping that the S6 will bring the kinds of sales figures that the Galaxy S3 and S4 did and not be a slow burner like the Galaxy S5. With that in mind the company is planning on selling 45 million units of the S6 (10 million for the Edge version) through the course of 2015. As for some new information, it seems that the handset will have a half metal unibody, which points to the kind of design we have seen with the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy A series.

Samsung does not launch devices at CES as it is not a mobile focused show. The company has typically launched its flagship during or around the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, which usually takes place in late February or early March. I tapped up my own Samsung source and she told me that while there was no comment on actual launch windows, there will be no full Galaxy S6 launch at CES, but the company may tease the handset.

She went on to say that while Samsung does have plans for a special Galaxy S6, the company is not pursuing the Edge device for its flagship. Finally, my source added that a March launch date is the most likely scenario, which would line up with MWC.

Thanks Susan

 
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