It’s no secret that Samsung’s next flagship phone will be materially different from the Galaxy S series we’ve come to know. Starting with the Galaxy Alpha last summer and continuing with the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, Samsung is now committed to a new design language built around metal frames and a higher-end feel. What that will mean for the Galaxy S6 is yet to be decided, but today images of a purported S6 hull have shown up over at Nowhere Else.
While the veracity of the images can’t be confirmed, they do show a Samsung-esque design to an all-metal chassis. There’s a centrally positioned cutout for the camera and a slot at the bottom, potentially to minimize the metal case’s interference with wireless signal. It’s reminiscent of the unibody aluminum cases that HTC has done in the past, but it would be a massive new change for Samsung, which has traditionally kept to a basic plastic construction. An all-metal chassis would also helpfully differentiate the new S6 from Samsung’s early efforts at metal cases, which have so far only had metal frames.