Samsung planning curved-screen Galaxy S6 Edge to launch alongside GS6?
Last month saw the arrival of some of the first substantial rumors to start talking about Samsung’s intentions for its next Android flagship: Project Zero, aka the Galaxy S6. We heard about some top-tier specs, like a quad HD display and a Snapdragon 810 SoC. And shortly thereafter, new rumors suggested that we might see the return of the sort of wrap-around screen featured on the Galaxy Note Edge. But would this Project Zero be a curved-screen-only model? Or would there be a pair of devices, like the Note 4 and Note Edge? A new report makes just such a claim, as well as doubles-down on the idea of the “Galaxy S6” name.
Well, wasn’t that last bit obvious? Maybe not so much, as Samsung has struggled over the past year to keep sales up where it would like. We’ve already heard that Project Zero could end up bringing Samsung’s flagship line a brand new look, so a new name wasn’t an outright crazy idea. But this source does indeed assert that the GS6 will be the GS6, and not introduce any new branding.
Unlike the Galaxy S6 name, just how this curved-screen version will arrive is a little less certain, though Galaxy S6 Edge is a strong possibility. The fact that we’d see a separate curved-screen version of the phone suggests that this Edge concept is one we could witness becoming a regular fixture of both Samsung Galaxy S and Note families.
But beyond these two details – that the Galaxy S name will return and that the Edge will be a distinct handset – we don’t emerge from this latest rumor with any new hardware info. For that, even if it’s just confirmation of earlier reports, we’ll just have to keep waiting.