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As the first rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 start to swirl, we're beginning to hear the first hints of when we'll get to see the upcoming Samsung flagship. Today the Chosun Ilbo reports that like its predecessor a year ago, the Galaxy S6 will make its debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this March. Specifically, the Korean publication mentions March 2 as a possible launch date.

A Galaxy S6 launch on or around that date would see the device arrive alongside the next phone in rival HTC's One series, the anticipated HTC One M9, making the 2015 MWC one of the biggest in recent years for major Android launches. HTC already has an event scheduled for the afternoon of March 1 where it's expected to show its next flagship phone.

The Chosun Ilbo's sources suggest Samsung has many GS6 prototypes in the works, but hasn't yet finalized the phone's design. Nevertheless, the phone "will have a casing in a metallic material," according to today's report, following on from late 2014 offerings like the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4.

As for local rival LG, the outlet quotes an executive as saying the LG G4, the successor to last year's G3, won't be shown at MWC, as LG needs to "spend more time perfecting the new phone." Instead, it's reported, LG will show off webOS-based wearables in Barcelona this March.

As for the Galaxy S6, recent reports suggest Samsung may use its homegrown Exynos processor in the device in place of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810. A curved-screen "Galaxy S6 Edge" variant is also rumored to be in the works.

Source: The Cohsun Ilbo; via: SamMobile