Fresh Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 3D design concepts depict the dual-edged screen (video)

Fresh Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge 3D design concepts depict the dual-edged screen (video)
By now we know most everything there is to know about the Galaxy S6 specs and general design looks, but what remains a mystery is the final chassis form and finish. Buoyed by the speculation that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will have a metal casing that will be covered with glass at the front and back, exuding premium feeling, the group of artists at Concept Phones has been taken to the task to envision Samsung's upcoming flagships in beautiful 3D render models.

Lo and behold, the results are pretty great, depicting the thin metal frame, rounded corners, and protruding camera lens that have been cited in rumors and leaked schematics for a few weeks now. Not only that, but the concept designers have tried to imagine how the Galaxy S6 Edge - the S6 version with flexible plastic substrate AMOLED - will look like. Insiders have been tipping that it will have a curved display, like on the Note Edge, but the side sloping will be less inclined, making the phone actually comfortable to grab and hold without pressing virtual icons on the sides in an erratic manner. What do you think about these latest Galaxy S6/S6 Edge concepts?

source: AndroidJS via NWE

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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 128GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. madbmd

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

S6 will bring down the house !

3. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I have this nagging feeling that it won't sell as well as previous phones, it might sell more towards people that want a 'premium' phone (aka, metal) but I have this nagging feeling that losing the removable battery is going to be a deal breaker for some people, though I suppose with relatively high capacity charge packs around, it might not be an issue?

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

Considering that those people who want removable batteries have nowhere to go except compromise or go for the precious Samsung phones like note 4, I don't think Samsung is at loss here. I use the removable battery of my S4 and swap one when I go for a trip. I would prefer having a removable battery but won't miss much if the battery life is excellent.

12. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

13. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

Will it have a microSD slot though?

16. phljcnth

Posts: 565; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Of course, it's Samsung.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Does anyone actually know many people who take advantage of the removable battery? I know maybe 2 people who have spare battery and regularly use them I think I've seen more people who still use BlackBerrys than people who use a spare battery Its probably 1-3% of their userbase at most The bigger issue is that they did decrease it to 2600mAhr/10.01Whr But battery life is probably still better (but not amazing jump), cause of the more efficient SOC and probably a more efficient AMOLED

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

10.01 Wh isn't that bad. Usually 2600 mAh with the usual 3.7 V are 9.62 Wh. And since the variant for which that battery is listed was the s edge. I expect the regular version to have higher capacity like with the note 4 and edge :). And there were rumours about Samsung using new polymer tech instead of the usual Li-ion. We might get something new. Anyway, we're just predicting. Let's see what happens.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5808; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Yea, its 3.85 V For comparison (I made this a while ago but I added the S6 and M9 leaks) 13.3 Whr (3.8*3.5) = Lumia 1520 12.4 Whr (3.85*3.22) = Note 4 12.16 Whr (3.8*3.2) = Note 3 11.8 Whr (3.8*3.1) = Xperia Z3 11.4 Whr (3.8*3) = LG G3 11.1 Whr (3.82*2.92) = iPhone 6+ 10.79 Whr (3.8*2.84) = One M9 Leak 10.78 Whr (3.85*2.8) = S5 10.01 Whr (3.85*2.6) = S6 Leak 9.9 Whr (3.8*2.6) = Xperia Z3 C 9.88 Whr (3.8*2.6) = One M8 & Galaxy S4 8.74 Whr (3.8*2.3) = Nexus 5 & One M7 6.91 Whr (3.82*1.81) = iPhone 6 5.93 Whr (3.8*1.56) = iPhone 5S

11. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well maybe it is more a thing for those that don't change phone's that often, batteries can at times after around a year or so begin to degrade, and if it happens you just go and purchase a new battery, replace it yourself, no problem. Of course if you keep getting a new phone before that happens it isn't much of an issue. However more and more people keep their phones longer from my experience, because there isn't really any reason to upgrade other then wanting the "latest and greatest" even though your current phone does everything just fine?

14. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I know quite a few.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

With charging 2.0 where you get 50-60% in just 30mins, you don't even need removable batteries at all. I think it is a useless feature now to be able to remove a battery. In the USA, the average fight is no more than 2.5hours. The longest flights from like NY to LA are just over 3hrs. Most phones even with heavy usage n a plane will last. If you are in a car, even if on a 3 day drive, have options to charge in the car. When you are at work, you have plugs their too. I am trying to figure out a time you really need an extra battery? Maybe flying to London or China sure. But even then you don't. Mist carriers now sell external batts where you can just plug your phone into them and get an additional 12 hours of life. Also consider. The Note 3 lasts nearly 7hours on a charge and the Note 4 got a slightly larger battery, yet gained 2 hours. Yet it has a higher resolution display, a larger display and a faster higher clocked GPU and CPU, more sensors and a list of extras, yet it last longer. Even the new iPhone 6 and 6+ don't even last longer than the Note 3 and S5. All I hope is they never drop supportfor microSD that would be my deal breaker. I never needed to remove a battery to swap it so why have it? Especially when you have other options like carrying a external battery to charge you device. I paid $35 for a Motorola external battery. I have used it once with an iPad. It is useless too. The Note 4 last 2 days on a single charge based on my usage. I can get 2 work days on a single charge with the S5. Sorry, removable batteries are going to die and I personally am glad. If you need this, than speak for you. But I am betting most people don't.

42. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Here's the thing though. The only thing that would be removed by adding this feature, is the 'unibody' thing, it wouldn't be quite hard to make a backplate of metal or such either. But people for some reason think of unibody designs to be 'premium'? My question is though why is it 'premium' to not be able to replace your battery if it dies, it does happen, then you can replace it on your own, if it happens to a device without? then it is an expensive repair bill + new battery price. Battery packs provide a sort of solution, as long as the battery does not fail. I suppose it comes down to how much you believe or not believe that the battery can fail over time and how long you want the device to last. If you are planning on throwing it out often, it isn't an issue, but if you feel comfortable with your device and see no reason to replace it for several years, then it might be an issue you should be aware off. You have to remember as device 'upgrades' lately have less real reason to upgrade other then "latest and greatest" it wouldn't surprise me if sales begin to slow down even more of all devices, as long as people can do the things they want to do why would they need to upgrade, and if the device battery then dies after say 2 years? then that's "ok?" I don't think it is, you hear of many devices made to fail after warranty wears off, forcing us to buy new again and again and again, and this culture at least in my mind is not a long term viable one.

49. Phonecall01 unregistered

Dat S6 curve tho.... With this, the M9 and all the other craziness coming out...choosing a smartphone this year will not be an easy task for sure.

2. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Looks brilliant ! The only doubt is that what all remains when they launch it in public ! All these years we saw many good renders and concepts and they all remained in paper once the phone launched in public.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

IMO, design matters. A product should look and feel good and like a 700$ product. But beyond that, I find no sense to run beauty contest among flagships and consumers getting psyched about the design of M9 or S6 or Z4 and deciding to buy phone directly from that. There are a lot more factors to consider in a phone apart from the design like screen, battery life, real life performance( *cough g flex 2 *cough), one handed usability, unique features etc etc.

33. engineer-1701d unregistered

I would take that z4 out of your list since sony is getting rid of the mobile division you won't have each other dates and optimization coming from them

8. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

that concept is gorgeous

9. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

unlike previous renders this one done by someone neutral or samsung fan that is without pictured it like a copy of iphone 6.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17512; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Doesn't matter. The usual suspects will claim its a copy of the iPhone no matter what it looks like.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean the iPhone that copied the looks and style of the LG Prada That iPhone?

10. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

High anticipation with S6 but it's not gona do any better.

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? List time I checked, the Galaxy S has done something no other phone model has done. And that is, sell double or more ver the previous model. Samsung sold about 10M of the Galaxy S, they sold over 20M of the SII, the S3 sold over 50M and that is where it stopped. The S4 sold over 50M and the S5 sold about 70M. The iPhoen slaes have NEVER doubled year over year until the last quarter of this year. Also it wasn't even double the sales over the year, they simply doubled the sales for a single quarter. Big different bro. Samsung expected the S5 to sell 100M devices so they had 25M extra they needed to get rid of. They sold over 70M. They sold over 40M in less than 5 months than the sale slowed and they changed their outlook. But they still sold over 70M. The S6? I will guess will sell at least 60M in one year with far less advertising than Apple does for the iPhone. Apple sold 74M devices in a single quarter. ONCE! Samsung has sold over 80M phones for the past 80 quarters in a row. In 2013 Samsung sold 350M phones with over 150M beign just the S4 and Note 3. That was 2 phones that outsold Apple for the whole year and Apple had 4 selling models. For 2014 Samsung sold 330M smartphones, with the flagships still making up the majority. Which means the Note 4 which was released late and the S5 still did fairly well. Also, the S5 has over 9M pre-orders. Don't forget, carriers are customers too. So when Apple counts pre-order sales, carriers are ordering phones too, not just the end users. Just remember, Samsung has been selling phones for 3 times the time Apple has. Apple has certainly done a awesome job with the iPhone. It is the top selling single model. No one is denying that. But, they don't make the best phone anymore and haven't since 2010 and every OEM should get a fair amount of credit for what they have done. Not just frikkin Apple all the time. Because Apple doesn't make a damn thing. They buy other people stuff and use it. Hats off to Samsung as they make more than 50% of what goes into an iPhone. Making the iPhone nothing more than a Apple brand, Samsung device. lol

18. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Obviously Samsung is inspired by Apple a lot. But did they have to also copy the portruding camera ? The s6 won't save samsung.., it's too little, too late.

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

nice try The S4 and S5 already have a protruding camera.

21. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Are you the real Tyrion Lannister? You're a straight talking dude for sure and you talk a lot of sense!!

23. TyrionLannister unregistered

LOL no.

22. M.O.A.B

Posts: 323; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

why apple fans are acting like they dont know that samsung phones already had protruding camera since the S2 ??! no really we had enough of this BS !! are you blind or acting stupid apple fanboys ? if that would tell something it tells that samsung really did well in designing a nice protruding camera that blind fanboys didn't even notice it was there since the S2 and when apple came out with ugly protruding camera they now say samsung is copying apple with protruding camera

26. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Your a bad boy Tim...winding up everyone with this comment!!

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? Samsung [phones had protruding cameras before APple even made a phone. Why don't yo actually know what you are talking about, before you talk. Also, the only reason cameras protrude is because the case designed around them is thinner than the sensor. You sound like a complete idiot. Protruding cameras isn't an OEM choice. It is because the case is thinner than the cameras sensor. I don't even care if you're being sarcastic. You are acting like a total idiot. We got it, we know you love Apple. Good for you. Yeah, only a fool would enjoy getting raped by Apple every year with half-assed specs and capability at a premium price for a phone that bends in your pocket. Paying $100 for extra storage that retails for only $20. Paying an extra $100 for a phone that has he same internal as the previous model. At least Samsung makes more s**t than phones. Question, when the iPhone trains finally comes to a slow crawl, what does Apple do than? Smartphones have already reach their pennacle of capability very fast. Once everthing you can think of is in them, what does APple or any OEM do then? At least with more marketshare, Samsung can jump on another trend just as easily as anyone else. But doesn't have to rush because all their eggs aren't in one basket. Without the iPad and iPhone Apple has no fallback, so then what will you have to brag about then. The S6 isn't to late. Have you even ever sold 1M of anything? Because I have.

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