The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was launched at IFA 2014 in September as a low-volume Galaxy Note 4 variant with an additional portion of display down the right hand side. Check it out above.
Some analyst guy reckons the Samsung Galaxy S6 might go one step further, with Edge-style displays on the left and right.
That’s the story according to IHS analyst Jerry Kang, tying in nicely with the whole Samsung Galaxy S6 “Project Zero” thing.
In case you missed that particular story, Project Zero is thought to be the internal codename for the Galaxy S6, which kinda suggests Samsung is going back to the drawing board and designing its next flagship from the ground up – as opposed to simply building upon the Galaxy S5.
Kang says the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was actually supposed to have dual-edged displays - plural, until an eleventh-hour design change. Instead, it’ll be the Samsung Galaxy S6 that debuts the dual-edge technology.
The only problem we have with that is that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is very much a niche device, and a dual-edged Samsung Galaxy S6 would surely be even more of a freak show - not to mention the logistics of handling a bezel-less phone.
Having said that, Samsung clearly believes it has to do something radically different with the Galaxy S6; a faster processor and enhanced resolution aren’t going to change much. A dual-edged display, on the other hand, would certainly tick the “radically different” box.
Earlier in the week SamMobile said Samsung Galaxy S6 specs would include a QHD resolution, 16-20MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, 32, 64 and 128GB of internal storage (i.e. no 16GB model), and a 64-bit Exynos or Snapdragon 810 processor (depending on the region/model). No mention of a dual-edge display, however.
And that’s the Samsung Galaxy S6 for now. Inevitably there’ll be lots more in the coming months, with the launch likely taking place at – or sometime around – Mobile World Congress 2015.
via: G 4 Games