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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge could emerge in 2015

Is Samsung planning to roll out a version of the upcoming Galaxy S6 with a curved edge, just like the Galaxy Note Edge? The latest web rumblings suggest yes…

Sales of this year’s Samsung Galaxy S5 were decent but ultimately fell short of what the company was anticipating, so all eyes are on the Korean giant for its next big releases – and it looks like we might be in for a surprise.

Next up is the sequel flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, which will be reworked from scratch, but it could be joined by a curved-screen variant called the Galaxy S6 Edge, akin to the Galaxy Note Edge.

According to SamMobile, Samsung will be completely remodelling its flagship Galaxy S range in the coming months, off the back of something called ‘Project Zero’, stripping things back to their bones and rebuilding from the ground up. The idea is to create fresh new devices which will make a much bigger impact on an increasingly difficult marketplace, reaching the heady heights of previous successes like the Galaxy S3 and S4.

Part of this plan seems to involve expanding the premium Galaxy smartphone range to include devices with curved display technology. This supports the idea of a Galaxy S6 Edge, which we assume will be identical to the Galaxy S6 in terms of specs, but sport that funky curved side which is used for notifications and shortcuts.

In case you missed those leaks and rumours, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to feature a Quad HD (2560×1440) display, 64-bit Exynos 7420/Snapdragon 810 processor, 20-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera and 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options.

It’s likely that the Galaxy S6 Edge will initially receive a limited release, much like the Galaxy Note Edge, while Samsung increases production of its curved Super AMOLED displays. We should finally be seeing the Note Edge here in the UK later this month, after lots of false starts and confusion, and we’ll be bringing you a full review shortly.

We recently reported on the company’s plans to cut back on the number of devices it launches, and indeed its decision to concentrate on boosting its image as a maker of high-end devices, so a table-clearing attempt to breathe new life into its stagnating flagship range was always likely a possibility.

Whether or not it will result in good news for the South Korean giant is of course unknown, but we’re looking forward to seeing flexible display tech implemented on a larger scale (something fellow Korean company LG is heavily invested in) – and above all else, we’re looking forward to clapping eyes on the Galaxy S6.


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