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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a 'dual-edged' flexible display panel, tips screen analyst

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a 'dual-edged' flexible display panel, tips screen analyst
We recently learned that Samsung might be starting from scratch with the Galaxy S6 design, throwing away everything that its flagships looked like so far. Dubbed Project Zero, this would undoubtedly be the biggest overhaul of the Galaxy line ever since the first one hit the market a few years back. What we didn't know, however, is that the design overhaul might be very, very radical.

So edgy, in fact (pun intended), that an analyst tipped how Samsung could utilize its YOUM brand of flexible displays for the S6, and have it curved to the sides, just like the sloping panel of the Note Edge, but on both right and left this time. 

Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a 'dual-edged' flexible display panel, tips screen analyst
Jerry Kang, a senior analyst at IHD Technology, has mentioned at the IHS Display Analyst conference on Thursday, that “the Galaxy S6 to be released next year will feature a ‘dual-edged’ screen which is curved on the right and left sides.” In fact, the source mentions that this has been the initial Note Edge concept all along, but Samsung decided to slope the screen to the right only, after all.

An early look at the Galaxy S6 Project Zero undertaking pegs it as having a Quad HD display, Snapdragon 810 processor, a 16 MP or 20 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, and an upgraded 5 MP front-facing shooter. In fact, the flexible display rumor about the Galaxy S6 has been bandied about before, and it also included the Note 5 in the whisper, so next year might be when Samsung's bendy screens really take off in production volumes. 

Actually, we were already tipped that Samsung will start mass production of a 5.9" Ultra HD Super AMOLED panel in time for the Note 5 next year, though it wasn't clear if it will have a plastic or glass substrate, i.e. whether it will be a flexible display or not. 

Now it looks more certain that it will be of the bendy type, and when we couple those side-sloping display rumors about the Galaxy S6 and the Note 5, with the other one that they will feature metal elements like the new A-series of Samsung, and we suddenly can't wait to see how radically is Samsung going to change the looks and feel of its two major handset lines.

source: KoreaHerald via G4Games

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posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:33 15

1. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


I am used to disappointment already. Keep those hypes coming ....

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:52 16

6. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


ur triping, the note 4 is a Damn fine Phone. wayyyyyy more of a kept promise than the iToy 6 could ever dream to be. it was a complete letdown.
atleast Sammy gives the people most of what they want, and/or the ability to obtain it

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:24 13

14. tokuzumi (Posts: 946; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I think you are missing the point of amiaq's post. Rumors fly all around the internet about specs/features of the next flagship device. These rumors fly all around the internet, and then get dry-humped by users on message boards all over the place. Then, the actual device ends up looking nothing like the rumor, and everyone is let down. So, I don't think the OP is saying the curved phone is going to be a crappy device, it just might not have any the curved screen mentioned in the article.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:40

2. mixedfish (Posts: 1154; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


The Edge technology already commands a $300 price premium over the already premium priced Note 4. And yet here we have an analyst who expects Samsung to ready a dual Edge'd GS6 within 5 months, with top specs and without any price hike from the usual ~$700. Let's not even talk about the difficulty of marketing a curved edged phone to a general audience who want conservatism.

Buy your Samsung shares now guys, 100% truth here.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:00 4

11. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


A $300 premium? Exaggerate much? The difference is $115 on AT&T & $120 on T-Mobile & Sprint when talking about full retail pricing. I'm sure the difference is similar on Verizon. Check your facts before spewing such nonsense.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:52 5

19. DillWeed (Posts: 149; Member since: 14 Mar 2014)


did you consider, that note 4 is being produced in millions when note 4 edge is basically a commercial psrototype?

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:44 1

3. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 779; Member since: 11 May 2013)


no no..

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:45 2

4. aryanfr1 (Posts: 120; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Samsung is doing it completely opposite. First S series had the all big guns and note followed it. Now Samsung note has the Guns followed by the galaxy series. They have forgot that not the note but galaxy made the Samsung Top predator. If they don't have high end hardware they can launch when have as like Apple Ipad which has changed the release date.(just like if they didn't have 805 they could have waited instead they used 801). Also spending on optimizing Touchwiz and better battery management will help then more than the stupid celebrity taking selfish i mean selfie.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:54 1

7. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


"true that!" to the batery life angle of ur comment!!

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:29 1

16. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I don't why you guys keep talking about Touchwiz. All you have to do is to install the Google launcher or else -Apple launcher if you care for it. I got it and I am thrilled. It is much faster.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:45

17. aryanfr1 (Posts: 120; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


The fact is that launcher is not the wizard that will solve optimization issue but a team of software engineers will. Yes you can be okay with launcher and get bored and try a new one, that's other thing but making Touchwiz with Samsung official rom more optimized is my kind of thing with state of art battery management system. I think apple has nailed sammy this time

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 15:24

37. magnanimus (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


When people say the Hardware makes the product, I just nod my head in disappointment. Lets look at the best selling brand yet - Apple. Sure most of you on this site will all agree to "sheeple makes Apple rich because they're loyal". Have you ever asked why they're loyal? because the software works!

Mind you when I say software, I dont mean features the software offers, I'm saying how good is the software for the features it does offer. Even samsung's Note 4 has some moments when it momentarily lags then it becomes smooth again. The new iphones rarely do this no matter how fast you do most tasks.

The camera software on the iPhones are also great. I've used a lot of phones with great front cameras but none of them really hold up to the front camera of the iphone in video calling and recording (not pictures). Same with the back camera. the camera although not the best has amazing software to make it compete with the best.

Other things like RAM management, battery optimization, apps with really good optimization for the hardware. I'm sure some of you might deny what I just wrote but I believe any android manufacturer that focuses on software optimisation, consistency and updates for a change will see growth. Motorola already started ;)

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 15:30

38. magnanimus (Posts: 539; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


One other thing, if for once Samsung makes it a focus in their campaign for the new Galaxy that the software is now incredibly optimized and will receive new updates in time for about 2 years (Samsung has a track record of not giving old devices new features from the new devices. Apple doesn't do that currently) and also not make the phone humongous, I bet you they'll sell more than they do now. I know I'd buy it plus convince others to do the same if they do that.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:49

5. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


They better think of a better gimmick than this if they want apple loyalists to switch to them

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:55 7

9. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


not a gimick as the edge screen is FUNCTIONAL!!!!! jeze get the wax out already....

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:14

12. bucky (Posts: 2473; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Uh huh

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:56 1

20. tiara6918 (Posts: 2027; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


I don't see an average smartphone consumer using the edge of the display on a daily basis. Same with s-pen on the note series. Yes these features are functional but I would see very few people using it's intended purpose. They need to do something more than that if they want more sales

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 23:41

43. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


well i know theres a market, kuz im it. am i average? probably not, but im sure theres enough people out there that want a side display to read them txt, ticker info, news headlines, other creative uses, ect, that can and will build a market

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:55 1

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I hope they keep this gimmick optional like they did it with Note edge.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 06:57 5

10. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


hey u know u can TOUCH the screen on the side too right!?!?! it actually WORKS!! so whats a gimmick again???
is a camera combined with a phone a gimmick too???

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:51 1

18. buccob (Posts: 2522; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well it will still be a gimmick until they lower the price to decent levels... right now the extra price is too much for the "usability" of the curved edge.

The Note 4 is just as good without the edge display. Most of its features can be replaced with existing ones.

Example: the edge can be used as a notification display without turning the whole screen on..... Well NoLED app can do just that, or a case with a lid and a window...

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 23:44

44. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


hmmm this is kinda true, if they write apps for the window screen case cover.
i dont think that this insight turns it into a gimmick tho. its more of a "better mouse trap" to me. heck id like both the window AND the edge screen tbh

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 14:51 2

35. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


What's so gimmick bout a bendable screen? Their using their OLED technology on their mobile devices.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:14 1

13. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2004; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


its really gonna be hard holding this 2 edge sided phone, by mispressing the apps,etc.sammy is killing the galaxy line.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 07:26

15. tokuzumi (Posts: 946; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


I wonder about this, too. I'm curious to see what happens in the case market for the Note Edge. You only have so much "meat" on the side of the phone to attach a case, before you start comprimising the ability to use the side screen.

Also, I wonder if Sammy will be able to have enough screens to supply the demand?

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 08:14

22. Ziggy (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


And don't forget the droptests, that thing is a broken screen disaster waiting to happen.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 10:53

32. AustinPaul (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


So glad people that think like you aren't designing phones. Remember how many people thought the first Note was atrocious, crazy, stupid, useless, etc.?

I love the design of the edge and would totally use it. Even if it was minimal, I just like looking at it! Two edges are better than one. I am confident there are going to be workarounds to prevent lots of accidental touches. I also expect them to allow the user to lock one or both sides to alleviate accidental touches.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 08:13

21. Loubielou (Posts: 506; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


We Got this Rumour last year for the Galaxy S5,but got nothing like that at All,Like to see What sort of Cases could be made for this Type of Screen,Holding this might Very Difficult as Well

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 08:24

23. Mreveryphone (Posts: 473; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


If one curved side commands a 800+ price tag I want to see how much two curved sides will command...

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 08:49

24. watchdog (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Nov 2014)


So disappointed it will not have the iphone's bending features.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 09:13

25. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


You'll probably not agree with me, but i'm happy to see it, the solution about it is separate lock keys, like slide down to lock, so u can hold your phone like a normal phone, and slide up to use the fucntional keys like volume rocker and camera shutter. Also, they can put button on the back, for volume rocker so we can change volume on-the-fly without added steps. double tap to wake and sleep. for shattering glass problem, you can put a case to protect it. there's many solutions about it... this time i'm on sammy's side. :) we hope they plan it well, so they cover up the possible negative sides of double edge screen and have solutions for it. :)

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 09:17

26. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


It baffles me that the S6 will have a dual-edged beveled display. It is not necessary to have the edges of the display beveled to achieve that, to have information displayed on the edge of a phone. It is already uncomfortable to hold a Note 4 Edged. Every phone company can implement their launcher to do that, Lollipop too I believe. No need for beveled edges.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 09:24

27. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


This isn't a definite. It's a rumor. No need to be baffled about something that may not actually happen.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 10:54

33. AustinPaul (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


You've handled a Note Edge?

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 16:44

41. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


oui oui

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 09:57

28. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Everybody will implement that feature for $1.00, without the edges of the phone flexible and bended. Phones are easier to hold with square edges.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 09:58

29. GrosseFatigue (Posts: 138; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Lollipop can do it.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 10:46

30. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Why ain't everyone praising them? Everyone praised them when note edge was launched. That was the day when all articles were flooded with comments like- wow,this is the future. This is the best looking phablet. Etc etc.
And just when they announce the price then all were like- nah, that edge display is weird ,how can I find a case for that,I'm gonna skip it.
And now hardly anyone interested in having double edge displays,weird.
Well,whatever. LoL. XD

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 10:47 1

31. tkk76 (Posts: 19; Member since: 03 Oct 2014)


Everyone drops their phones on occasion. Not sure how you can ha a low profile case that is effective when the screen wraps around. If the screen makes impact it shatters. That has been an issue with the design of the one + one and its protruding screen.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 13:56

34. samsunggalaxysvii (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Nov 2014)


That is really nice concept for the samsunggalaxysvii.com Samsung Galaxy s6 , but I don't see the benefit of being able to view content on rounded edges - I prefer flat. Also curved does not mean flexible.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 15:18

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 20111; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Samsung please don't do that, the edge already looks bad enough. Make the s6 more like that beautiful N4.

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 23:45

45. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


you look bad holding that icrap

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 16:03

39. aahmed215 (Posts: 165; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


If this turns out to be true, I'm not going to buy the S6. I don't want curved edges or edge-to-edge screens. I don't want to keep on touching the screen by accident.

posted on 07 Nov 2014, 16:09

40. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Wow, these rumored specs and features are pretty awesome, hopefully the S6 will be really awesome~~

posted on 08 Nov 2014, 15:51

42. Bozzor (Posts: 170; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I was dismissive of the Edge when I heard of the concept and saw the pictures. Then I played with it a week or so back and I just loved it, thought it was great. Now, I am somewhere in the middle: it can be a useful feature but am not going to go gaga over it: maybe if some apps are developed that make great use of it.

For now, it's a great piece of hardware looking for some decent software to exploit it fully...

posted on 10 Nov 2014, 03:45

46. piskoltip (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Jun 2014)


Will it have SD810? yes
Will it have 2k display? yes
Will it have 3GB RAM? Unlikely
Will it have pulsoxymeter? Probably
Will it have metal edge? Very likely
Will it have lots of plastic? Yes
Will it have 21MP camera? Doubt it
Will it have 16 MP OIS camera? Probably
Will it have all of the maximum capabilities that technology can come up with and make its price over Apple iPhone 6Plus 128GB? Hell no.

So maybe start thinking before you believe all the crazy stuff they come up with..

GS6 most likely: 5,2-5,3" QHD SAMLOED display, SD810, 2GB RAM, 16MP OIS camera, IP67-68, 16/32 built-in memory with SD upgrade, 300Mbs LTE, fingerprint scanner, pulsoxymeter, lots of plastic with metal-edge, removable battery with 1-day working/full charge.
So all the almost-best without anything too fancy, so they can still overprice it, but people still tend to buy it making Sammy lots of profit.

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