Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S6 to launch at MWC 2015, but no LG G4

by: Robert TriggsJanuary 21, 2015

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Mobile World Congress 2015 will be upon us before we know it, and plenty of big names in the industry are preparing to launch new smartphone and wearable products in just over a month’s time.

For starters, Samsung is expected to launch its Galaxy S6 flagship in Spain on March 2nd, as it did in previous years for its Galaxy S2 and S5 smartphones. Apparently, Samsung is still undecided about the final design of the Galaxy S6 and is mulling over a number of prototypes. A Note Edge style curved screen on one or both sides of the display is potentially on the cards and an employee from one of Samsung’s contractors has recently restated the likelihood of a metallic case for the Galaxy S6.

With Samsung smartphone shipments taking a hit last year, the company has some tough decisions to make about this year’s flagship. Samsung is also rumored to have some smartwatches and possibly Tizen related technologies to show off at this year’s event as well.

One company that won’t be unveiling its next flagship at MWC 2015 is LG. A company executive has ruled out a G4 launch so soon, as LG typically launches its flagship smartphone around early May time. Not to mention that it has recently unveiled the high-end G Flex 2 as well.

“We rolled out the G3 in May last year so we do not plan to unveil the G4 at this year’s Mobile World Congress and spend more time perfecting the new phone.”

However, LG will be present to show off some new wearable and IoT devices, possibly in the area of internet connected appliances and more TVs. There is also the potential for LG’s mysterious webOS smartwatch, which was spotted at CES 2015, to make another appearance, perhaps in a more official capacity this time.

Don’t forget, HTC is also expected to unveil its latest flagship on March 1st, along with the company’s first smartwatch. There will be plenty of other gadgets and mobile products unveiled in Barcelona too, and we’ll be there to bring you coverage directly from MWC 2015.

  • thepeddle

    I got my doubts that Samsung is going with a unibody non-removable back. Battery swappable is one thing but their huge accessory line of S cases which requires the back to be removed and connections made for the case would be eliminated. That’s a lot of extra profit gone. These cases aren’t cheap and they sell quite a few.

    • Jay Holm

      That’s a really good point!!!

    • MasterMuffin

      + it’s like Apple going with a removable back. Just not happening :)

  • jay flores

    Samsung should implement the material design of the Galaxy S Captivate (removable metal battery cover) which was a solid phone. A unibody metal or glass body is ridiculous, I still understand the rave for all metal.

  • And another one with KNOX? Hate the fact that Samsung pushes KNOX and a locked Bootloader to nearly ALL it’s devices!