S6 Edge might be called Galaxy S Dual Edge, but the side screens said to be just for show

S6 Edge might be called Galaxy S Dual Edge, but the side screens said to be just for show
The Galaxy Note Edge side screen serves many purposes that may justify its existence - displaying camera and music player controls, information tickers, app shortcuts, pretty pics, and so on. The Galaxy S Dual Edge (yep, that's what it might be called) screen? Not so much, at least according to Korean media.

We've heard before that the side screens of the S6 Edge won't be sloping and extending as much as on the Note Edge, mainly for ergonomics purposes, and this is seemingly confirmed by the purported photos of the device that just leaked out. It seems, however, that not only will the dual-edged display of the curvy S Dual Edge model be inclined only modestly compared to the almost wrap-around Note Edge, but it also won't be as rich in functionality, simply because there won't be as much space on the sides to fit anything of substance.

Well, that's what a Korean business publication claims today at least, citing "industry sources." That same insider is pouring cold water on the side-sloping functionality, too: “The size of the Galaxy S Dual Edge is smaller than the Galaxy Note Edge. So, it was presumably difficult to enlarge its dual-edge screen. I think that there will be no message alarm or information storage functions owing the narrowed screen.” As it stands, the Galaxy S Dual Edge might just be a proof of concept handset for Samsung, aiming to show that the company can leverage curved display device production in the scale needed for commercial realization.

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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)

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27 Comments

1. delavecmaister

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I am sorry this phone has too boring design...and this curved displays are useless

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1624; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

If S6 doesn't meet my expectations then I'll go for Note 4 :(

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

IMO, Note series is better than S series. Note 4 FTW!

11. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The s6 edge looks kinda interesting, though the normal s6 is a bit of a disappointment for something they supposedly designed from the "ground up"

15. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

If you look at the carrier teaser pics, they show a solid band of light running down the side. I think the sides could be used as notification bars of solid light, so not totally useless perhaps? Also the wrap around screen improves the overall design of the device, offering something completely different to anything else on the market, and giving the perception of a borderless display. I'm hoping this is the S6 design, and the S6 Edge has the same type of side notification as the Note 4 Edge

17. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

Tell me what a metal unibody does for a phone besides be a useless gimmick? In fact, in order to have a useless metal unibody, you must give up actual useful things such as a removeable battery and an SD card slot... so 'gimmick' or not, its just for looks, just like the metal unibody... ...and everyone wants the metal unibody gimmick.

20. pego99

Posts: 122; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

The metal body is a mistake that was forced upon Samsung by the apple fanboys with there "cheap junk plastic routine". The phone might sell well but I like the removable battery and micro sd card slot on my S5 and Note 4.

26. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

well exactly. that's my point. its the same whinning mimmies that love their metal iphones that are saying that the edge is a gimmick to make themselves feel better. when the iPhone 12 comes out with curved sides they are going to lineup for miles to get theirs while creaming their pants

2. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

than theres no point wasting money

3. xuerantiger

Posts: 53; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

so it's purely for showoff purposes then?

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Edge series have always been for showoff purposes, same goes to G Flex series and Round series. If you think it in a postitive way - It's unique, innovative. If you think it in a negative way - It's gimmick, showoff.

13. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

"Has always." The series has been around for what...? 2 months? Just another statement indicative of the overanalytic idiocy of 90% of the comments on this site.

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

this is the 2nd year not month

23. zhengsamson

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

good fight back.

21. zhengsamson

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

love showoff btw.

5. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Then s6 is much better. The regular s6 can find protective case rather than "s dual edge"

6. Davidroid

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

It is not the name, wake up. It is an adjective. -.-

8. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i think all the lates leaks are bulls**t design and all. i'll wait til march 1 to judge the unreleased phones.

10. TheHossein

Posts: 93; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

For Now ..... Im Not Interested At All ! But I'll Wait Til March One

12. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the s6 is better then the show off s6 edge,,..

22. zhengsamson

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

disagree

14. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Ah the heck no micro sd even htc have it! edge screen is only for show?!! WTF. design is too much like iphone sigh.. even as samsung fan i would dissapointed. Hope the leaks is not true.

18. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

The lack of the microSD is a huge turnoff for me. However, I think that this looks nothing like an iPhone like some say (although the latest leak of the regular S6, which I think are fake, will and should get them sued by Apple, and this is coming from an Apple hater). Also, it is disappointing if the edge part doesn't really add any functionality and is just for show, but at least it will be a way to make it bezel-less on the sides.

19. ferret101

Posts: 21; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Though I hate the way Samsungs look (except the Note 4 and Alpha), I don't really mind this design. It is good looking without being really attractive. It may be because, I had close to zero expectations from project zero, considering the piece of s**t they turned out last year when they were supposedly "redesigning it from ground up".

24. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Galaxy edge looks hard to hold and probably would end slipping it on your hand. I am looking forward on s6.

25. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

I whait for lg G Edge or G4

27. cloudwalker

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Im disappointed if this is true. I was looking forward to the edge and having the possibility of using the gear vr with it. Wireless battery charger, best camera, best performance phone, tbh this phone had everything aside from waterproofing and a removable back. Now the freakin edges arnt going to work. Im highly considering just buying the note edge. I could always get Microsoft's ar headset in fall. This phone was even suppose to come with wireless headphones. Im going to hold my breathe and hope the edge does something at least. Not having it display notifications isnt the end of the world. Im counting down till i can finally make my discussion.

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