Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge both coming with 5.1" screen, metal body
On February 2nd, Samsung teased an upcoming curved phone for its MWC Unpacked event
Samsung is indeed bringing not one, but two new flagship smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in the beginning of March: the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and both will feature a 5.1-inch display and a metal frame, according to inside sources speaking for Bloomberg.
We've been hearing rumors from various sources, but this latest confirmation from Bloomberg gives a definitive proof to the theory that Samsung will release an S6 Edge with a screen wrapping around both sides. This is something that Samsung has previously referred to as a ‘three-sided’ display.
The other important part of this report is that it confirms that both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will indeed come with a metal frame, a welcome change from cheap-looking plastic used in previous Samsung flagships. This metal frame is said to be manufactured at BYD Electronic International Co, a subsidiary of Chinese automaker BYD Co.
Samsung's ultimate goal is to bring a fully foldable smartphoneThe latest report show that Samsung is boosting investment in its display division, and we’ve seen leaked roadmaps showing that Samsung’s ultimate goal is to bring a fully foldable smartphone. The Note Edge, and the upcoming S6 Edge, are milestones towards that larger end-goal.
Both new Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones are said to have ditched Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips in favor of Samsung’s own line of Exynos processors. Yesterday, the first benchmark scores of the Exynos 7420, the octa-core chip expected to power the new phones, leaked out with promising results that showed much needed gains in single-core performance, as well as stellar multi-core performance results.