Feb 11 AT 11:23 AM Sean Riley 7 Comments

Further confirmation of three-sided Galaxy Edge at MWC


We’ve already had a glimpse at what the dual-edged Galaxy S6 variant might look like (nothing like the image above), but case manufacturers have been wrong before. Today’s report comes via Bloomberg Business and the often cited “people with direct knowledge of the matter.”

Beyond the confirmation of existing information, like a 5.1-inch display, all-metal construction, top of the line Exynos processor and the existence of both a traditional screened Galaxy S6 alongside the dual-edged version, they had little to share. With multiple sources now showing the same info it seems like the spec leak from late January is likely dead on.

  • 64-bit eight-core 14nm CPU
  • which is 50 percent faster
  • 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display with a 577ppi density
  • 20 megapixel OIS rear camera
  • 5 megapixel f/1.8 front-facing camera
  • 32 / 64 / 128GB ROM
  • 2550mAh battery
  • Wireless charging
  • Quick charging
  • Metal and glass body
  • Gorilla Glass 4
  • Cat 6 LTE

As per usual, the spec list for the Galaxy S line is hardly to be called into question. It is a highlight real of the latest and greatest, but do they have what it takes this time around on the software side? The rumor that Samsung is lightening up on TouchWiz in favor of a near-stock experience is a familiar refrain from years past and one that certainly hasn’t always been borne out in the shipping products.

Moreover, a device like the Galaxy S6 Edge (or whatever the final name will be) clearly necessitates some extra software to properly utilize its unique features. Having spent some time with the Galaxy Note Edge, I can see the value in the extra real estate, although whether two edges will prove more useful than one isn’t clear to me at this point.

If you are considering the Galaxy S6, then what kind of functionality will you need to see out of the Galaxy S6 Edge to consider paying the likely $100 premium for those extra edges?

Source: Bloomberg Business

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • surethom

    I will consider the Galaxy S6 Only if touchwiz is truly Lighter & not over skinned & wireless charging as Standard like my Nexus 5.

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Completely agree on both counts, wireless charging really jumped up on my list of must haves in the last year.

  • Robairto Henders

    my note 3 will be the last rear or bottom speaker I ever have in my pocket.

  • Robairto Henders

    Props for the Schroot pic

  • Jonah

    Really happy to see 32 GB storage. This will really help differentiate with the measly 16 GB Apple will still be offering.

  • steve

    They should go with a bigger battery. If they charge an extra 100$ for the screen, they should charge $100 less because they’re using their own processor. What is their processor 50% faster than. If it is only the 801, than the 810 will eat it because it alone is 40% faster than the 805

  • ChrisAre

    A shape that fits all other shapes inside of it!