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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a regular version, and an Edge variant with curved display

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a regular version, and an Edge variant with curved display
Not long ago, we heard that Samsung would design its upcoming Galaxy S flagship from scratch under the codename Project Zero. Another rumor had it that the new handset would sport a curved display a la Galaxy Note Edge, with the mention that it should be curved on both sides, not just on the right.

Now, Sam Mobile “can confirm” that the upcoming flagship will be called Galaxy S6 - but that’s hardly a surprise. The website also notes that we should expect to see a Galaxy S6 Edge (name subject to change) variant, which would, indeed, offer a curved display, though it’s not clear if it’s going to be curved on one, or two sides. Assuming that all this is true, it looks like we’re going to have a regular Galaxy S6, with a flat display, and a version of it with a curved screen. The latter may be released only in select markets - just like the Galaxy Note Edge.

As a reminder, the rumored specs of the Galaxy S6 include a 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD) display, a 5MP front-facing camera, 16 MP or 20 MP rear camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. The smartphone should be made out of metal - at least partially.

We’re expecting Samsung to announce the Galaxy S6 in the first quarter of 2015 - one year after the Galaxy S5. What are your expectations regarding the new Galaxy flagship?

source: Sam Mobile

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posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:08 18

1. Valon (Posts: 4; Member since: 09 Nov 2014)


This will be my next phone.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:21 9

4. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


This phone will change everything.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:00 5

13. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


lol Prolly won't but will still be the top 2 phone to get most likely for 2015. GS6 and Note 5

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:51 1

21. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 13103; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Like the S4 and S5? I sincerely doubt it.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:59 1

30. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


Yeah, just like S4 w Note 2 and S5 w Note 4

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 21:45 2

31. EC112987 (Posts: 786; Member since: 10 Nov 2014)


Change everything, the note edge didn't change crap lmao and I'm a note 4 user (and I'm in love) but this is a much better improvement to the gs5

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 22:22

34. XaErO (Posts: 319; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


Hopefully, Samsung will make that change (performance optimizations) in Touchwiz ..

It's just worthless carrying a costly phone which lags or stutters at times !! .. it's just unacceptable !!

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:14 2

2. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Make it stock Android and you have my money...

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:14 6

15. azzak (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2014)


i think samsung doesn't need to make changes into stock android..they just need polishing their current TW ui into something new and refreshing looks with less bloatware and done!!, people will start to have faith into samsung again..

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:26 4

18. Phonedingo (Posts: 392; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


This. Only on the internet you hear a small minority of tech geeks clamoring for stock. Most people I've meet could care less about how a manufacturer skin looks,what they do care about is what their phone can do that others can't. I find air gestures useless and multiwindow awesome, and then there's people that could give two s**ts about multiwindow because it can't help them when their hands are wet and they wanna scroll in the browser, etc. Who's wrong for liking what? Nobody.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:10 1

25. vincelongman (Posts: 4447; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Samsung should just add a stock Material Design theme
Or allow user made themes (like CM & Sony)
Then everyone will be happy

posted on 05 Dec 2014, 00:44

49. Twisted247 (Posts: 282; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


They do, it's called the root community. You can run your Samsung phone on Stock Android or a customized TW...

That's why you have Android, HELLO WAKE UP

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 22:24 1

35. XaErO (Posts: 319; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


+1 absolutely !!

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:19 2

16. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 797; Member since: 11 May 2013)


lol why not buy nexus device :D

Let samsung do its own thing in making its devices different by spicing things up with its well-optimized camera, display, and, the "gimmick" /useful features..

Stop this nonsense "make it stock", stock version is plain boring IMO :)

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:08 1

24. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


... and runs like a pig.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 01:38 2

40. medtxa (Posts: 1133; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


aparently note 4 with TW have better battery life than nexus 6 stock lolipop, wait till TW version on note 4 lolipop update, that's where we see which has better optimization software.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 13:41

47. JayFiveAlive (Posts: 67; Member since: 30 May 2014)


Why don't you just buy it, root it and make it stock? You can pretty much make any phone stock by rooting and flashing a stock rom. If you aren't up for that, get a Nexus phone.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:18

3. bighandssmallpockets (Posts: 67; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


if it fits in my front pocket I will buy it

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:20

27. DickYarnell (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Dec 2014)


That may depend on how big your pockets are. LOL

But yes, I'm excited to get the S6 when it's released.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:28

5. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2062; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


make it curved on top and bottom sides..or all 4.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:37

6. Settings (Posts: 1602; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


QHD is so 2014. Make it 4K display and they will buy it.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:11 1

26. vincelongman (Posts: 4447; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Nah we need 5K now

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:40 1

7. MrTzr (unregistered)


Hurry up Samsung! Both my Z and Z2 are dead, so I need a replacement.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 17:48 1

8. Suo.Eno (Posts: 498; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


And roll all of Active's positives into S6 as well? Because if not this is a world record sprint back to square one for Samsung when they actually need to trim the hefty cruft at the top end? So will it be S6 (regular), S6 Edge, S6 Active, S6 GPE with a friggin' S6 Mini (although yes categorically Minis shouldn't really be considered high end) again?

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 00:04

38. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2062; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


you should be yeah

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 18:12 3

9. cripton805 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Here's why I should be CEO. Here's what I would do with the S6...

1. It's time for durable metal. Make it metal. This is what a majority of people want now.
2. It's time to update the Samsung logo. On the rear, they should engrave a nice "S" for Samsung. Give your brand an image. Hype it up. Make the logo light up with LEDS as a notification alert... People will kill for this. It will look cool and wont consume much battery.
3. Make all the Samsung phones have both the left and the right "curved edge screen". Also, give the user the option to disable it, lock, or only display notifications on the edges. Make the edges lightly blink and fade for notifications like the Sharp Aquos Crystal.
4. Allow the option to make touch wiz more custom. Let the user choose if they want the touchwiz fancy animations or as near stock android as possible. The LG G3 does a great job with it's OS. But still give users the option to decide how heavy they want touchwiz to be.
5. Allow us to remove Samsung bloatcrap apps
6. Built in wireless charging with the purchase of a pad/dock.
7. Even though the device is sealed, make the rear battery accesible with basic tools.
8. Get rid of a physical home key and soft keys...It's going to be 2015 already. Let it die.
9. Curved back to feel better in the hand.
10. Themes! Themes! Themes! Make it your own.
11. Better more premium looking color options. No more leather or plastic...
(Even though I like it, but people want a change and sales prove it)

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 18:19

10. kylehudsons (Posts: 53; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


I Dun think number 2 would be possible... they can't change the branding as Samsung has control over 50-60 percent of Korean technology and infrastructure so it is kinda a costful things to do...

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 18:25 3

11. cripton805 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Only apply that brand to their top of the line phones. To make the S and Note stand out next to their low end crap phones. In reality, thats what people want. People want their phone to look good and show off... Look at the iPhone. The majority of people that buy iPhones do it for the brand and the "look im cool" hipster status.

Most of the people I've ever talked to about any iPhones don't even know what they do. They just know it's made by Apple and people stand in line for it.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 13:51

48. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The edge does that

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:38 4

20. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 797; Member since: 11 May 2013)


1. No need for full metal, Note 4 and Alpha are great looking devices. would want it to stay that way, i love the back cover of Note 4.
2. Great idea
3. No!
4, 5, 6 I agree
7. -
8. Never i just hate on-screen
9, 10. yep
11. color options - ok; read #1 for back cover

:)

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 05:18

42. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


no full metal plz... use steel instead of crappy aluminum

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 21:55

32. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I don't think many people give a crap about most of the things you listed...

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 09:04

44. alex3run (Posts: 713; Member since: 18 May 2014)


Metal back cover is so stupid desicion. And so is on screen buttons...

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 11:11

46. cripton805 (Posts: 1440; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


Thats not what people tend to think about the moto g and moto x on screen and Nexus. It works fine. It looks old and dated now from 2009. They were both very succesful and the S line is on the decline everywhere except the US. Other phone manufacturers are stepping up their game and Samsung has been playing safe. I think metal is fine as long as you can replace the battery and screen with tools. The A line looks so sexy, but the S line can be even sexier.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 18:43

12. hellbread (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Nov 2014)


Not a doubt it would like like Galaxy Alpha or Note 4. Probably 5,2" screen.
That way they will have all major screen sizes covered with premium phone designs,
4,7 - 5,2 - 5,7.

Just hope they will put some good battery and those darker metal sides from note 4, on alpha they are too light. QHD would be nice but not that much important to me.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:07

14. bubbadoes (Posts: 994; Member since: 03 May 2012)


like the note 4 now and edge

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:19 1

17. datphoneguy (Posts: 154; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


This and the HTC M9....shaping up to be an exciting Q1 2015 for us Android fans!

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:32

19. dimas (Posts: 2148; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Just do a 4" and 5" display variants running on stock android. And don't flood the market Sammy. Your hardwares are ok but your Touchwiz and marketing plans suck.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 19:52

22. aryanfr1 (Posts: 121; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Nopes as Samsung has the bad tendency it will power it by snapdragon 805 and for 64 bit homegrown 7420 exynos processor. Snapdragon 810 will come in note 5. Samsung doesn't offer galaxy series with the powerhouse. From s4 snapdragon 600 to s5 snapdragon 801 while note got snapdragon 800 and 801 respectively.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:05 1

23. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Thats where your wrong there will probably be a S6 LTE-A, S6 Plus, with a 810 just like the S5 Plus comes with an 805 p

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 09:39

45. aryanfr1 (Posts: 121; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


Yes for korea and for Europe 1 Month before Note 5

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:42

29. alaw.14 (Posts: 227; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Hopefully qualcomm announces the snapdragon 1000 series around the time the note 5 comes.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 22:35

36. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


If Qualcomm announces the Snap 1000 series around the time the Note 5 comes, you won't see it until the S7 comes out.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 20:29

28. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


and when u launch the new premium phone plz put sm colorfull wallpaper on it or when u displaying the ph infront of media...btw ur new wallpapers always sucks and it also effect on sale mind it.....btw it just a little tip and ntng more

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 22:00

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


Better put more r&d in making a device which won't be recognized as grand2,s4,s5,n2,n3,n4 ,I mean not a typical samesung device which we are seeing over the few years. You will never get my money with that same device of yours. And also Sony. Make it look out of the crowd.

posted on 01 Dec 2014, 22:43

37. sergiobr (Posts: 709; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


IP57 ??? 1' sensor ? you got my attention

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 00:19

39. TechNeck (Posts: 238; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Gimme Front Facing Speakers, them I'm sold.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 02:06 1

41. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Well, I really hope Samsung stops making a cheap S5. I want 3GB+ of RAM and a high quality OIS camera without having to buy a Note with a mostly gimmick pen.

And they had better make that KNOXturbation crap optional. I will not buy a phone that is locked down... fooled me once with the ATT Note 3... won't get fooled again.

posted on 02 Dec 2014, 06:59

43. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)


Forget the edge screen... Make it edgeless like the Aquous! You could easily fit a Note-sized 5.7 inches into the current footprint of the S5 if you just eliminated the top and side bezels. Plus, based on my calculations... Carry the 2... yes, it'd be approximately 100X sexier.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 11:07

50. robertkoa (Posts: 87; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)


I have read size of Galaxy S6 at 5.5" screen !

With a case, it will not easily fit in a Pocket.

However, IF Samsung does a full featured S6 Mini with 4.7" screen.

S6 with 5.3" to 5.5" Screen

And the Note 5 with 5.7" to 6.0" Screen...

They will have Flagships in 3 sizes as an earlier Post stated.

Three Flagships , three sizes, NOT a compromize Device like Alpha.

But will anyone pay full price for a 4.7" S6 Mini ?

If it's a 4.7" Flagship- they will IMO , especially active people with no room to carry a Phablet.

And the Iphone 6 is very popular at 4.7" screen- S6 level Camera and CPU will easily
outclass Iphone 6 in many ways -Alpha does not.

Three Flagships.

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