Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S6 to take on iPhone 6 on March 1

Galaxy S6 event invite

Not to be disappointed with Apple stealing all the thunder with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Samsung has sent out invites for the launch event of the Galaxy S6 on March 1. The teaser image from the Korean giant shows a handset with a slight curve indicating that the Galaxy S6 might come with a curved display like the Galaxy Note Edge.

The teaser image from the company does not reveal any other information about its upcoming flagship. It is likely that to attract the attention of consumers, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S6, or at least one of its variants, with a curved screen.

The Galaxy S6 is rumored to come with Samsung’s own Exynos processor, a 5.1/5.3-inch display, 4GB RAM, a metallic unibody and a 20MP camera with OIS. The company will also be “debloating” and optimising TouchWiz to make the handset as smooth as the Nexus 6.

Samsung has been facing tremendous pressure from Apple in the high-end market and from Chinese OEMs like Xiaomi in the lower-end. The company has been rapidly losing market share with sales of its high-end devices like the Galaxy S5 being below expectations. While its latest flagship device, the Galaxy Note 4, did help in improving its ASP and profitability in the last quarter of 2014, the company could hardly make a dent in the Cupertino company’s market share and sales figure, which sold 74.5 million iPhones in the same quarter.

Will you be switching to the Galaxy S6 if it comes with a curved display or are you happy with your new iPhone?

[Tinhte via SamMobile]