Exclusive: Samsung developing a special variant of the Galaxy S6 with a dual-edge display
Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note Edge with a curved display, solely as an experiment, because it wanted to show the world that it can still innovate in the smartphone segment. And, since the launch of the experimental device, many have speculated that Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S6, will feature a curved display as well.
Today, we can confirm that Samsung is indeed developing a Galaxy S6 with two-edge displays, one on each side, reports our source. Similar to how the Galaxy Note Edge was a separate variant of the Galaxy Note 4, the SM-G925 will be a separate variant of the Galaxy S6. We aren’t yet sure what the Korean firm will officially call this special variant, but for the sake of this article, we will be calling it the Galaxy S6 Edge.
The S6 Edge will run the same panel-based system that the Korean giant designed for the Galaxy Note Edge. So, it will have all the panels from the Note Edge including Yahoo! Finance, news and sport panels, briefing panel, pedometer panel (powered by S Health), favourite apps and contacts panels, and more will be downloadable from Samsung’s app store. Furthermore, it will also sport features like Night Clock and Express Me.
The software feature set of the Galaxy S6 Edge is very similar to the one found on the Note Edge. However, Samsung did throw in some new features to make the S6 Edge a little unique. First of all, you will have the ability to activate the main edge panel on the right or left curve, depending on your primary hand. Then there’s Glance Lighting, which will light up the Edge area when you receive a call or notifications, when you turn your device over. Also, you will have an option to choose favorite contacts and an ability to assign specific colours to them. So, calls and notifications from important people will show the designated color lighting on the edge area.
This is everything we have on the Galaxy S6 Edge at the moment. We will update you folks, if we receive new intel from our sources. Keep yourself tuned to SamMobile, as we will be leaking everything about the device bit-by-bit over the coming weeks.