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

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50 Comments

1. Valon

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 09, 2014

This will be my next phone.

4. AnTuTu

Posts: 1600; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

This phone will change everything.

13. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

lol Prolly won't but will still be the top 2 phone to get most likely for 2015. GS6 and Note 5

21. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Like the S4 and S5? I sincerely doubt it.

30. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

Yeah, just like S4 w Note 2 and S5 w Note 4

31. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Change everything, the note edge didn't change crap lmao and I'm a note 4 user (and I'm in love) but this is a much better improvement to the gs5

34. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Hopefully, Samsung will make that change (performance optimizations) in Touchwiz .. It's just worthless carrying a costly phone which lags or stutters at times !! .. it's just unacceptable !!

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Make it stock Android and you have my money...

15. azzak

Posts: 26; Member since: May 15, 2014

i think samsung doesn't need to make changes into stock android..they just need polishing their current TW ui into something new and refreshing looks with less bloatware and done!!, people will start to have faith into samsung again..

18. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

This. Only on the internet you hear a small minority of tech geeks clamoring for stock. Most people I've meet could care less about how a manufacturer skin looks,what they do care about is what their phone can do that others can't. I find air gestures useless and multiwindow awesome, and then there's people that could give two s**ts about multiwindow because it can't help them when their hands are wet and they wanna scroll in the browser, etc. Who's wrong for liking what? Nobody.

25. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Samsung should just add a stock Material Design theme Or allow user made themes (like CM & Sony) Then everyone will be happy

49. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

They do, it's called the root community. You can run your Samsung phone on Stock Android or a customized TW... That's why you have Android, HELLO WAKE UP

35. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

+1 absolutely !!

16. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

lol why not buy nexus device :D Let samsung do its own thing in making its devices different by spicing things up with its well-optimized camera, display, and, the "gimmick" /useful features.. Stop this nonsense "make it stock", stock version is plain boring IMO :)

24. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

... and runs like a pig.

40. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

aparently note 4 with TW have better battery life than nexus 6 stock lolipop, wait till TW version on note 4 lolipop update, that's where we see which has better optimization software.

47. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

Why don't you just buy it, root it and make it stock? You can pretty much make any phone stock by rooting and flashing a stock rom. If you aren't up for that, get a Nexus phone.

3. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

if it fits in my front pocket I will buy it

27. DickYarnell

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

That may depend on how big your pockets are. LOL But yes, I'm excited to get the S6 when it's released.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

make it curved on top and bottom sides..or all 4.

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: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Nah we need 5K now

7. MrTzr unregistered

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

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: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

you should be yeah

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 :)

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