Samsung brought its Galaxy S6 to CES, but you don’t get to see it

Samsung's next Galaxy is close. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s next Galaxy is close. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy S6 may be about a month away from its official unveiling, but the South Korean company is already showing it off at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, it has confirmed. Don’t expect to see any early glimpses of the handset, however, because only “select partners” get to look at it.

“Samsung has officially confirmed to us that it is holding a meeting with ‘select partners’ at CES 2015 to offer a first glimpse at its next flagship device, the Galaxy S6,” AndroidPIT reports. “But whether or not this is being shown alongside a Galaxy S6 Edge variation, we don’t know.”

This isn’t exactly a surprising practice; manufacturers will often showcase upcoming devices to select partners and industry experts ahead of their official unveilings for various reasons. But this certainly confirms a Galaxy S6 is on the way, and if Samsung sticks to its usual release schedule, we’ll likely see it before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

The Galaxy S6 is expected to be a huge improvement over its predecessors. Not only will it bring the latest specifications — including a Quad HD display and Qualcomm’s new 64-bit Snapdragon 815 processor — but it’s also likely to sport a brand design that could be made almost entirely out of metal.

The Galaxy S5 received lots of criticism for its tacky plastic design, which pales in comparison to rivals like the HTC One M8, the iPhone, and the Xperia Z family, which are made mostly out of aluminum and glass. This is thought to be one of the reasons why Samsung’s smartphone sales have been falling.

The Galaxy S6 could well be Samsung’s most exciting device in recent history, then, but we’ll have to wait a little while before we find out exactly what it has in store for us.