Confirmed – Samsung Galaxy S6 Will Be Revealed On March 1

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Media receive invites hinting at curved design for new Samsung device

Samsung appears to have confirmed the reveal date for its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6.

Members of the technology media received an invitation to a Samsung Unpacked in Barcelona on March 1.

Despite not revealing the device explicitly, the invite hints at one crucial feature for the new device – appearing to show a curved edge or base in silhouette.

If, as expected, it is the launch of the Galaxy S6, the event will also go head to head with HTC’s revealing of a new smartphone – the HTC One M9, which is happening on the same date – the unofficial first day of the Mobile World Congress trade show

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There have been many rumours surrounding the Galaxy S6, as Samsung has not released a new flagship smartphone since last year’s Mobile World Congress, where it unveiled the Galaxy S5.

This has included the implementation of a curved-edge display, similar to that seen on Samsung’s Note 4 Edge phablet (pictured left), as well as a premium metal body, as seen in the A7 and A5 smartphones released by the company last year.

The South Korean manufacturer revealed last week that declining revenues from smartphone sales had hit its overall returns, as earnings from smartphones and other mobile gadgets dropped 64 percent annually in the fourth quarter period from October to December, the mobile division’s fifth consecutive quarter of decline.

Samsung remains the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer, but this title is now under significant threat from Apple, which reported record sales of its latest flagship devices during the last quarter.

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