Samsung showcases the engineering behind Galaxy S6 edge in a mesmerizing new video

Samsung showcases the engineering behind Galaxy S6 edge in a mesmerizing new video
Samsung is apparently quite proud of the manufacturing process it used to arrive at the metal-and-glass unibody of the S6 edge flagship with its curved display, and for a good reason. The flexible AMOLED panel uses a plastic substrate, instead of the usual glass one, allowing it to be bent to the sides, and still display vivid imagery. How do you put the protective cover glass on top of the bent AMOLED in precisely the same side-sloping degree, though?

Well, Samsung is using a homebrew technology that it calls "3D Thermoforming," placing the reinforced glass between two moulds, heating it up, and then pressing it into the perfect symmetrical shape we see forming the sides of the Galaxy S6 edge. Samsung just outed a video that touts the rest of the process that went into creating the unique Galaxy S6 edge handset, and there is plenty of "ultrasonically fusing" and "we are digital craftsmen" terminology to go around. Check it out below.

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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 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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32 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Samsung makes great promos.

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Loads of hardwork over there. Great work Sammy.

6. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

and also a great phone... (too bad they offer 100GB free microsoft cloud, and not Google drive. If it's a 100GB google drive, it would be sweater)

12. TyrionLannister unregistered

I'm using onedrive for over an year now and it's great. I got 200 GB for free by microsoft and hence I switched from Dropbox. Never looked back. The app is great for windows as well as android and it works seamlessly.

13. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Sorry I disagree.. One drive is pretty awesome. Google isn't the be all of everything. Try it and you might be surprised.

2. gaming64 unregistered

Anyone tell me if I should be wowed?

25. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

That's totally up to you. Nothing can please everyone.

3. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That commercial was great. Very over the top with a little too much fluff but I think it will work on people as susceptible as ifans. Samsung engineers are hardcore though, probably not godly like this commercial portrays them as but anyone that has taken apart a flagship Samsung device before knows how well ventilated and built they are. Unlike HTC and their engineers that just slap components together into a pyramid and ignore heat dispersion principles. Not to mention they can't even figure out how to remove a big black bezel in 3 years while every other oem doesn't have one.

8. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Agree with you. Samsung engineer (and also Google engineer) are working really hard. Unlike Johny Ivy who only sit, and do nothing, and have the same design over and over again for years... This really make me wonder if Johny can design or not.

10. gaming64 unregistered

Total Apple fan but I really hate Jony Ive. He makes a bad name for companies, even his own.

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

Apple designs are pretty great though. The components are well positioned and are very high quality ones. The design is changed every 2 years and unlike samsung which put the same design for 5 years and HTC which seems to do so too. Not to mention Sony. I'm far from an apple fanboy. But their phones are one of the best on the market in terms of design and quality.

18. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I know you appreciate technology no matter where it comes from and not a brand lover, still I didn't get where Samsung used the same design for 5 years and Apple changed theirs every 2 years? The front of the iPhone has never changed until the iPhone 6 showed up with the 2.5d glass. As for the Galaxies, i am pretty sure, that the front of each Galaxy as well as for the home button has changed from generation to another, same goes for the texture. I can tell which Galaxy i am holding even when i am blind folded.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Top android phone for 2015, as simple as that, well done sammy

7. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Top android phone for 1ST HALF of 2015!!!! Note 5 will be the best android phone for 2015

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

Note 5 will be a phablet. You can't compare them.

19. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

You can or we have to stop all going on about the lg4

20. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

G4 is a phablet no matter how LG promotes it. 5.5" is too big for 90% of human population hands, 5-5.2" barely works ok for most people. Its not what companies say and what names they give. Whatever phone is too big for most people can be considered a phablet.

22. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Samsung has the best phone of 2015(Galaxy S6) and will have the best phablet of 2015(Note 5). These are two different categories.

31. JuAli

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Top gimmicky phobe of 2015....well done sammy

9. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

nothing special. the curved one sided note edge already had the feature. they just added two sides. glass backs have been around since the iphone 4. so whats so special. is it because its no longer plastic. still a mediocre overpriced high profit margin for sammy. no sd no stereo speakers non removable battery. sub par battery life. want keep a decent wfi connection. what else can go wrong with this phone. but since sammy offered fans something different than plastic while freezing salaries and laying off workers then overcharging for a smaller note edge variant fans were in awe

11. gaming64 unregistered

You look nice on that profile picture, sheep :P

16. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

PA, are you sure it's mesmerizing and not copied from Apple? Somebody please pinch me, this can't be real life

21. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The style definitely feels Apple, but you cant copyright a feeling/style of a video ad. It just shows how well Apple is doing its job when it comes to every single aspect, from packaging to advertising. Always leads and no matter how much android tech geeks hate it all their android OEM's will try to copy Apples ways of doing, Not talking about copying phone features but everything else.

28. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

If Apple actually did what you said, "every single aspect from packaging to advertising" then it wouldn't be far to call Android OEMs "copiers". By the way when you say "packaging" what do you mean? If you ment in a item they sell... Bahahahahaha! In your dreams dude. Apple use to appeal to the consumers wants and needs but now they have moved on from that trying to make a buck. They went from "You're getting alot for you're money" to a "premium" company, yeah premium price. You're paying for a logo and iOS, if iOS wasn't so closed source I PROMISE you that Apple wouldn't be so successful. But if your head is so far up their ass that you can't see this, that's your problem.

30. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Lol I was thinking the same, it almost sounds like the same narrator. Be warned lots of Samsung lovers, they even call him, "Sammy".

17. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Mesmerizing? Nice try Daniel.. Great phone to be sure but that video was all fluff

23. jefflass

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 14, 2014

Gee, and a guy with a British accent ... how clever and original. The only problem is that the Galaxy S6 is NOT an iPhone. You know what they say: "If it's not an iPhone then it's just __________!"

24. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

So Apple has patents on a British accent! After their patent on a square with rounded corners!! WOW that must be an innovation!! How much R&D money did Apple spent on this new magic?

26. llk171

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 31, 2013

Are you kids for real, this is yet another copy of Apple. Samsung and it’s pathetic fanboy base have zero shame and reek of desperation.

27. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

This thing is ugly. And why do they keep showing only the lockscreen? We all know Touchwiz is fugly.

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