Did you know that only one of the two edges on Samsung Galaxy S6 edge can be actively used?


The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge's thunder is its display that curves on both sides for a futuristic effect that has never been available on a phone so far.

But did you know that only one of the edges can be actively used for the signature Samsung features like People Edge (quick access to your favorite contacts), Edge Lighting (where the edge lights up when you get incoming calls, messages, or other notifications), and Information Stream (the news/events ticker functionality)?

To be perfectly clear, the screen of the Galaxy S6 edge flows smoothly over to both edges, but the unique active functionality that is associated with the edge can only be accessed via one of the edges. You get to choose which edge would be the active one: the left or the right one, depending on whether you’re a rightie or a leftie.

This interesting little fact is just a part of the big picture of the Galaxy S6 edge, and that picture is illuminated in much more detail in our just-released S6 edge review. Feel free to take a look at it to learn more about Samsung’s new curvy 2015 flagship.

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. engineer-1701d unregistered

i hope everyone here knows that already if not please leave the tech site your are not worthy

7. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

you're

10. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Don't be super judgmental . There is a lot of brands and each with thier fans which makes this fans not aware of everything in other brands I am sure a lot of people on the site don't know each detail of each smartphone including you. I know about the one side notification but I didn't see how it worked until I open this article which is nice. There is also different level of knowledge in every aspect of life. Even professors may forget or not know something simple or new.

11. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I agree... I try to stay informed, but it shocks me the way Reviewers, not readers, actually ignore about devices that they are testing... I recently read a comparison between the Z3 and S6 and the "author" stated that the Z3 had big bezels... (in reality the Z3 has a better screen-to-body ratio of 70.9% vs 70.7% on the S6)... and these type of comments are really annoying because you expect them to do their jobs and to do it fair, but that usually does not happen. Anyway, I agree, I didn't know about this particular fact, but that doesn't make me unworthy of tech sites o_O

2. patrickf3

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

That's unfortunte that only one edge can actively work, I thought they would want to build upon the functionality of the Note Edge by adding that extra screen real estate. Still a really nice, and future-proof device, maybe in the future Samsung will update the software to support both edges.

3. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

If that's the case, I'd make the right side active, and reserve the left side for the hamburger menu

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

overhyped small variant of Note 4 Edge

5. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

so what's the purpose of the other side...

6. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

There is an option to make the notifications appear on either left or right side. may be if you are left handed, swiping the notification from left to right is easy.

9. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Also it makes the screen symmetric which makes it looks bezelles and that is more beautiful in my opinion,

8. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

For the people who hold their phones in their left hand, likely because they are left-handed, such as myself. Unlike the Note's Edge, the S6's Edges can be used regardless of which hand is used to hold the phone. I am sure there are a great many people who will appreciate that, again, such as myself.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

To support lefties?

12. BobLawblaw unregistered

I wanna see the Samsung Galaxy S7 banana. I could use it for scale in certain situations..

13. BobLawblaw unregistered

Fecking double post..

15. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Looks like my post was deleted by PA. Let me reiterate: The writers of PA need to take some English classes. They clearly are deficient in writing in that language.

16. 3rdDegree

Posts: 218; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Because I'm definitely going to have my screen face down to test something I can barely even see

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