Mobile carriers reportedly in love with the Galaxy S6 Edge, claim it has better design than the iPhone 6


Ah, the extensively-leaked Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge! It's been a while since a Samsung device has spurred so much interest and got so extensively leaked for quite a long time. "Project Zero" can potentially turn out to be "Project Hero" for the prolific, yet struggling-to keep-its-throne smartphone maker, but only if consumers favor the device more highly than its so-so predecessor, the Galaxy S5.

Call it an intended leak or hype-buildup, but a recent report that just popped up in South Korea claims that several major carriers - T-Mobile, Sprint, Vodafone, and local SK Telecom - have reportedly fallen in love with Samsung's next flagship and especially its Galaxy S6 Edge cousin, which is coming with a wrap-around display. Reportedly, representatives of said carriers were quite impressed by its design, claiming that it's better than the Apple iPhone 6 in terms of design. 


However, carriers' reported acclaim of the phone won't directly and automatically lead to more sales. Design is one side of the coin; the other is a mixture of overall added functionality and optimization. 

The Galaxy S6, on the other hand, will be the driving force of Samsung's desired comeback, as the manufacturer is reportedly expecting it to outsell the Galaxy S5, claims Noh Keun-chang with HMC Investment & Securities, a South Korea analyst firm.

Both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are to be unveiled in six days' time, on March 1. 


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113 Comments

1. pupkin

Posts: 149; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Good! So they can stop copying Apple's.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Join the rest of us in the real world.

9. datguyglad

Posts: 98; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Don't think they ever copied apples..?

76. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They only copied Apple once with the original Galaxy S. None of the other S or even NOte models look anyting like an iPhone. You have to be a blind, ignorant, stupid, Samsung hating piece of dog poop to even think any Galaxy device looks like an iPhone. Not talking about you specifically, its a general "you" as in basically all the dumb iFans who sided with Apple. Yet their are phones that look 99.9% like an Phone, but you never hear them talk about those.

103. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Agreed nobody mentioning apple cuz their start following samsung trend, i remember back then Jobs said phablet won't be able to compete against smartphone nor a tablet. For any apple fans, remember when whose quote is this "good artist copy, great artist steal". Applying each best features from every company this is what i've seen from galaxy S6 (leaks), and i'm happy cuz samsung did their homework...

35. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Samsung sure as hell didn't copy Apple on screen & resolution thank God! Idk how people say they copy Apple when the Galaxy phones are so much more advanced?

78. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I know, because they are stupid and ignorant. As a fan you have to support your side, even if your side is a lying, hating douche-bag company like Apple.

104. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Their just PLAN blindness, brainwash fools

75. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

If its better then it isn't a copy. Right? After all if it was just a copy, a copy can't be better than an original...right? Also, none of the Galaxy devices with the exception of the original S, look anything like an iPhone. Apple was simply pissed their biggest partner decide to compete against them with smartphones. Just like they tried to sue Microsoft too.

112. Stormprobe

Posts: 5; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Apples copies Androids.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Putting a screen protector is going to be hard. Same goes for developing cases. It's a nice phone, but I don't feel like paying 100eur more for such a acreen. Lol, pa with their fake renders again.

10. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

That choise is up to you ;-) I don't mind paying extra for the unique features! And I'm sure Spigen will have a easy fitting screen protector for the S6Edge.

18. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

I'm sorry , but why hide nice looks with ugly protection? Then we could just buy an iPhone.

107. CamDexter

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

I agree, I have seen so many badly applied screen protectors and fugly cheap cases that look far worse than a scratched screen ever would. I never apply one as I take good care of my phones and use a good oem case and can fully appreciate the screen as the manufacturer intended.

22. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Lol These fake renders will surely look better than the real S6.

79. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You are wrong about both. It funny, Samsung made a case for the Note Edge with no problem. There are cases and screen protectors too. Its not hard, it just requires a unique design, not just some cheap case that anyone can make. How about you wait to see the phone before passing judgment.

80. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No one is making you pay it either. Are they? I mean, Samsung isn't putting a gun to your head...right?

84. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Maybe something like the Invisishield Glass which I currently use on my Note 4 can be made to curve around the sides of the Edge phones.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

So, does this mean that it looks similar to the iPhone 6? If not, they won't say that. But I don't really give a damn about who copy from whom, I just want a good phone.

4. Biernot unregistered

true story ! If it´s a good copy i´m ok with that =)

5. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Those renders look like the lovechild of Sony Xperia and Apple iPhone.. but its indeed nice. Here's hoping that the actual product is better. :)

6. RareCandy

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

better design my foot, just another same old same old smh...

8. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Same old, same old describes a different manufacturers phone.

14. tech-lover

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I smelling some smoke..! Butthurt.loll

81. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean like the iPhone? Did you say the same about it? The original iPhone, the 3G and 3GS look 100% identical. That and ll 3 used the exact same hardware all 3 years. All they did was bump up the speed and sold it as new. The iPhone 4 and 4S were also 100% identical with the same hardware, against with sped bumps. The 5 and 5S were also identical as well as the 5C. They took the hardware of the 5 and drop it into a plastic casing that was worse than the 3 series. Again, be honest; did you say the same then. Yes, many of the Galaxy devices have that same familiar look, but they are not identical, like the iPhone. But if you're gonna speak ill, do it fairly and say it for both. Picking on one makes you a biased ignorant hypocrite and that goes equally the same for the retards that like your post.

11. geusan

Posts: 137; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

phonearena is trying to build the heat for s6, theres so much love for samsung

23. TBomb

Posts: 1579; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

they try to do it for every phone/tablet/bit of news that they can. OBviously they can't put out articles every day about mom and pop shop stuff because there isn't enough happening in the small players world for them to do it. come the fall the whole site will be about Apple. Just calm down

25. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

At first I thought this is iPhonearena but it's actually is Samesungarena. Lol

33. TerryTerius unregistered

A website dedicated to mobile technology is reporting on the largest phone maker on earth? Gasp! Unthinkable! Apple and Samsung are given the most attention, because they are the worlds largest and most profitable phone companies. That's all there is to it, I don't know why everyone acts like it's a mystery as to why the two giants get so much more attention than everyone else. That'd be the equivalent of going to a sneakerhead site and raging about Nike, Reebok, and Adidas articles being everywhere. Yes, there are many mobile companies in the world who are certainly putting out products and ideas worthy of note, and it would be nice to see them get more shine. But the largest ones are always going to get the most attention and headline the most articles. At the end of the day phoneArena needs people to click through its articles in order to get eyes on their advertisements and bring in revenue. Apple and Samsung are the most widely known and most recognizable phone manufacturers, so what reason would they have to not get out as many relevant articles about the two as they could? From a tech lovers standpoint I can understand why that would be disappointing and irritating. But as a business practice? It makes a hell of a lot of sense.

46. Samesung

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

It's not disappointing or irritating at all. Actually it's fun because I get a laugh sometimes from one of these silly articles with people comments. Lol

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