Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a regular version, and an Edge variant with curved display

Samsung Galaxy S6 to have a regular version, and an Edge variant with curved display
Not long ago, we heard that Samsung would design its upcoming Galaxy S flagship from scratch under the codename Project Zero. Another rumor had it that the new handset would sport a curved display a la Galaxy Note Edge, with the mention that it should be curved on both sides, not just on the right.

Now, Sam Mobile “can confirm” that the upcoming flagship will be called Galaxy S6 - but that’s hardly a surprise. The website also notes that we should expect to see a Galaxy S6 Edge (name subject to change) variant, which would, indeed, offer a curved display, though it’s not clear if it’s going to be curved on one, or two sides. Assuming that all this is true, it looks like we’re going to have a regular Galaxy S6, with a flat display, and a version of it with a curved screen. The latter may be released only in select markets - just like the Galaxy Note Edge.

As a reminder, the rumored specs of the Galaxy S6 include a 1440 x 2560 (Quad HD) display, a 5MP front-facing camera, 16 MP or 20 MP rear camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 or Samsung Exynos 7420 processor. The smartphone should be made out of metal - at least partially.

We’re expecting Samsung to announce the Galaxy S6 in the first quarter of 2015 - one year after the Galaxy S5. What are your expectations regarding the new Galaxy flagship?

source: Sam Mobile

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2550 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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50 Comments

50. robertkoa

Posts: 91; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

I have read size of Galaxy S6 at 5.5" screen ! With a case, it will not easily fit in a Pocket. However, IF Samsung does a full featured S6 Mini with 4.7" screen. S6 with 5.3" to 5.5" Screen And the Note 5 with 5.7" to 6.0" Screen... They will have Flagships in 3 sizes as an earlier Post stated. Three Flagships , three sizes, NOT a compromize Device like Alpha. But will anyone pay full price for a 4.7" S6 Mini ? If it's a 4.7" Flagship- they will IMO , especially active people with no room to carry a Phablet. And the Iphone 6 is very popular at 4.7" screen- S6 level Camera and CPU will easily outclass Iphone 6 in many ways -Alpha does not. Three Flagships.

43. IsThereOnePhoneWOaFatalFlaw

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 07, 2011

Forget the edge screen... Make it edgeless like the Aquous! You could easily fit a Note-sized 5.7 inches into the current footprint of the S5 if you just eliminated the top and side bezels. Plus, based on my calculations... Carry the 2... yes, it'd be approximately 100X sexier.

41. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Well, I really hope Samsung stops making a cheap S5. I want 3GB+ of RAM and a high quality OIS camera without having to buy a Note with a mostly gimmick pen. And they had better make that KNOXturbation crap optional. I will not buy a phone that is locked down... fooled me once with the ATT Note 3... won't get fooled again.

39. TechNeck

Posts: 658; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Gimme Front Facing Speakers, them I'm sold.

37. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

IP57 ??? 1' sensor ? you got my attention

33. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Better put more r&d in making a device which won't be recognized as grand2,s4,s5,n2,n3,n4 ,I mean not a typical samesung device which we are seeing over the few years. You will never get my money with that same device of yours. And also Sony. Make it look out of the crowd.

28. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

and when u launch the new premium phone plz put sm colorfull wallpaper on it or when u displaying the ph infront of media...btw ur new wallpapers always sucks and it also effect on sale mind it.....btw it just a little tip and ntng more

22. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Nopes as Samsung has the bad tendency it will power it by snapdragon 805 and for 64 bit homegrown 7420 exynos processor. Snapdragon 810 will come in note 5. Samsung doesn't offer galaxy series with the powerhouse. From s4 snapdragon 600 to s5 snapdragon 801 while note got snapdragon 800 and 801 respectively.

23. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Thats where your wrong there will probably be a S6 LTE-A, S6 Plus, with a 810 just like the S5 Plus comes with an 805 p

45. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Yes for korea and for Europe 1 Month before Note 5

29. alaw.14

Posts: 431; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Hopefully qualcomm announces the snapdragon 1000 series around the time the note 5 comes.

36. g2a5b0e unregistered

If Qualcomm announces the Snap 1000 series around the time the Note 5 comes, you won't see it until the S7 comes out.

19. dimas

Posts: 3465; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Just do a 4" and 5" display variants running on stock android. And don't flood the market Sammy. Your hardwares are ok but your Touchwiz and marketing plans suck.

17. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

This and the HTC M9....shaping up to be an exciting Q1 2015 for us Android fans!

14. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

like the note 4 now and edge

12. hellbread

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Not a doubt it would like like Galaxy Alpha or Note 4. Probably 5,2" screen. That way they will have all major screen sizes covered with premium phone designs, 4,7 - 5,2 - 5,7. Just hope they will put some good battery and those darker metal sides from note 4, on alpha they are too light. QHD would be nice but not that much important to me.

9. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Here's why I should be CEO. Here's what I would do with the S6... 1. It's time for durable metal. Make it metal. This is what a majority of people want now. 2. It's time to update the Samsung logo. On the rear, they should engrave a nice "S" for Samsung. Give your brand an image. Hype it up. Make the logo light up with LEDS as a notification alert... People will kill for this. It will look cool and wont consume much battery. 3. Make all the Samsung phones have both the left and the right "curved edge screen". Also, give the user the option to disable it, lock, or only display notifications on the edges. Make the edges lightly blink and fade for notifications like the Sharp Aquos Crystal. 4. Allow the option to make touch wiz more custom. Let the user choose if they want the touchwiz fancy animations or as near stock android as possible. The LG G3 does a great job with it's OS. But still give users the option to decide how heavy they want touchwiz to be. 5. Allow us to remove Samsung bloatcrap apps 6. Built in wireless charging with the purchase of a pad/dock. 7. Even though the device is sealed, make the rear battery accesible with basic tools. 8. Get rid of a physical home key and soft keys...It's going to be 2015 already. Let it die. 9. Curved back to feel better in the hand. 10. Themes! Themes! Themes! Make it your own. 11. Better more premium looking color options. No more leather or plastic... (Even though I like it, but people want a change and sales prove it)

10. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

I Dun think number 2 would be possible... they can't change the branding as Samsung has control over 50-60 percent of Korean technology and infrastructure so it is kinda a costful things to do...

11. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Only apply that brand to their top of the line phones. To make the S and Note stand out next to their low end crap phones. In reality, thats what people want. People want their phone to look good and show off... Look at the iPhone. The majority of people that buy iPhones do it for the brand and the "look im cool" hipster status. Most of the people I've ever talked to about any iPhones don't even know what they do. They just know it's made by Apple and people stand in line for it.

48. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The edge does that

20. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

1. No need for full metal, Note 4 and Alpha are great looking devices. would want it to stay that way, i love the back cover of Note 4. 2. Great idea 3. No! 4, 5, 6 I agree 7. - 8. Never i just hate on-screen 9, 10. yep 11. color options - ok; read #1 for back cover :)

42. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

no full metal plz... use steel instead of crappy aluminum

32. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I don't think many people give a crap about most of the things you listed...

44. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Metal back cover is so stupid desicion. And so is on screen buttons...

46. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Thats not what people tend to think about the moto g and moto x on screen and Nexus. It works fine. It looks old and dated now from 2009. They were both very succesful and the S line is on the decline everywhere except the US. Other phone manufacturers are stepping up their game and Samsung has been playing safe. I think metal is fine as long as you can replace the battery and screen with tools. The A line looks so sexy, but the S line can be even sexier.

8. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

And roll all of Active's positives into S6 as well? Because if not this is a world record sprint back to square one for Samsung when they actually need to trim the hefty cruft at the top end? So will it be S6 (regular), S6 Edge, S6 Active, S6 GPE with a friggin' S6 Mini (although yes categorically Minis shouldn't really be considered high end) again?

38. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

you should be yeah

7. MrTzr unregistered

Hurry up Samsung! Both my Z and Z2 are dead, so I need a replacement.

6. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

QHD is so 2014. Make it 4K display and they will buy it.

26. vincelongman

Posts: 5836; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nah we need 5K now

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