Samsung is changing the way they do things this year, and that means a different strategy in launching smartphones altogether. The South Korean tech giant plans to release 2 versions of its next flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S6. This will reportedly happen at the Mobile World Congress show, set to be held in March this year.

The first variation of the S6 is rumored to be metallic, which is a significant departure from the all too common plastic casings common in the majority of Galaxy smartphones. At this point in time though, we're not sure whether this will be a unibody metallic design as common with the iPhone. A couple of weeks ago, a classic metal frame for the Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked, and it seems to be a unibody design.

The 2nd version will feature a curved screen similar to the one seen on the new Note Edge smartphone, which was released late 2014. On the Galaxy Note Edge, the curved section of the display works independently from the main screen, and offers notifications functionality and live apps updates.

Apparently, this is a significant technology improvements from previous models, and Samsung buffs are eager to line up for the S6. The South Korean smartphones giant is also set to launch a Samsung smartwatch with a circular screen this year at the MWC. This will likely be similar to the the Moto 360 smartwatch, which caused a stir with its phenomenal design.

Although a Samsung communications officer declined to comment on these releases, we're just a couple of weeks from the MWC, and the company's plans don't seem to be final yet. Of course, things can change anytime before the launch, more so in a company that has been known to make last-minute decisions.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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