Samsung Galaxy S6 specs: dual-edge display?

Samsung Galaxy S6 specs: dual-edge display?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

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JanSt / MOD  Nov. 8, 2014 at 12:11

Seems like half bs-rumour and half bs-PR... one edgy flagship cannot save Samsung.
The mid- and lower range is where the big bucks accummulate, and that is where Samsung's
output has failed to inspire customer loyalty - nevermind satisfaction.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 8, 2014 at 16:06

What Jan said ^^^

a) This won't happen, the S6 will be a metal, more powerful, higher resolution, better camera'd version of the S5. Think, smaller Note 4, as opposed to something crazy with a double curved edge display.

b) Samsung's problem isn't at the high end, the Note and Galaxy S models sell quite well. Their problem is overpriced, underpowered phones in the mid-range and low end of the market, which should make up the bulk of their sales.

c) I don't think Samsung will turn it around, I think their days of being the undisputed king of Android are rapidly coming to an end. They won't go broke, but the Android playing field will, thankfully, be somewhat evened out. That said, I'll probably end up replacing my Note 2 with another, newer Note, as nothing successfully competes with the Note in the "phablet" market.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 8, 2014 at 18:53

@ matt

as to c) It's hard to say, really. We are looking at a different 'game' to say 4 years ago, 6 years ago. imho, it's no longer even a matter of whether the bubble has burst or not - people are fickle. The bubble is not just possibly burst, it's gone, and ERGO, there's never been a bubble.

Smartphones are now normal. Like the alarm clock and cornflakes. Or laptops in Tescos.
That means content and online services vs hardware. Lets be real: there came a point when MOST people didn't care what make or model PC/laptop they used. Then came stuff like Youtube, Twitter and Farcebook.... But PC makers hardly had to adjust, because: smartphones and then tablets. Now we are at a point where tablets and smartphones do some things 'better'
than PCs and laptops - better in terms of "lifestyle management" LOL - thus, most browsing these days via mobile devices. Twitter, FB etc? Same. And: a £99 smartphone or tablet or
a £400 model? Heavy gaming or photography fanatics aside, it hardly matters.
It's the services! Who looks at an instagram food pic or a Kardashian selfie and thinks, "I wonder what camera she used"? It matters THAT she uses Twitter.


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