The good news: in just over a week Samsung will formally unveil the Galaxy S6. The bad news: it may have nothing new to show. The nadir for Samsung has struck today after two hugely talented designers rounded up every consistent leak to create stunning renders of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge from every angle. The attention to detail in the video is staggering with even the handsets’ colour options from leaked Pantone numbers shown off. There is also an illustration of the phones’ expected wireless charging and the enlarged, slightly more protruding home button which will house an upgraded fingerprint sensor. Particularly impressive are the lifestyle renders at the 1 minute 30 second mark.
Furthermore the design changes are a big step in the right direction for Samsung. I’m still not convinced the Galaxy S6 will outshine the upcoming HTC One M9 in the looks department, but the S6 Edge will be a real head turner. Then again perhaps the bigger questions about the Galaxy S6 at this stage are all internal. Namely: performance, battery life and the software experience.