Samsung are really in love with the curve. It first appeared of the Samsung Galaxy Note edge, last year, and has proven useful and acceptable by a fraction of the market. Even though the edge makes the note trendier, the minimal functionality value it adds to the phone compared redonkulous price difference between the Edge and the Note
If the latest rumors run true, Samsung will be sticking to the curved screen, actually they will be upgrading the idea and working with two edges. One for the left handed and another for the right handed people.
The S6 Edge might feature an impressive 4GB RAM and most probably a non-removable battery behind a glass backside. This move will forfeit Samsung’s loyalty to plastic cases and removable batteries, something it has stack with since the first S hit the market.
Samsung’s sales and popularity is on a mild decline with customers now accustomed to minimal improvements from one S to another. Perhaps Samsung will offer a differently designed phone. This could be their only salvation since there is little more they can do on storage and performance to create a tangible separation.
With reports suggesting that the S6 Edge will come with only two Samsung apps, we could be entering an era of freedom – goodbye to unwanted bloatware and custom UIs.
The actual Samsung Galaxy S6 will most probably premier at this March 1st at the Unpacked event held by Samsung in Bercelona at MWC 2015. After that, the two galaxies will probably hit the market by April and be in our hands latest at the end of that month (Depends on where you are and how much you are willing to spend.)
Rumor has it that Samsung forbids employees from taking leave between March 22 and 30th. Something major, perhaps a release ought to go down around there. The same applies to April 19th to 27th … maybe the Galaxy S6 Edge release.
There will be quite some activity at the 2015 MWC. Samsung faces competition from pieces like the HTC One M9 (expected to have a Qualcom Snapdragon 810, waterproof body and 2GB RAM.)
Of cause there is the iPhone 6 with its impressive design and battery life, and the Xperia Z3 with a Snapdragon 801, 1080p screen and waterproof body already in the market. Samsung has quite a competition to beat.
With Android Lollipop offering 64-bit support, Samsung might ditch the traditional Qualcom Snapdragons in favor of a 64-bit processor, perhaps the octa-core Exynos 7420. Coupling this with 4GB of RAM will just be but reasonable. A new and faster type of flash memory, Universal Flash Storage (UFS) might be used to enhance power efficiency and data speed.
Estimated asking prices
The unlocked devices’ cost packs quite a punch. Here are the estimated asking prices
- · Samsung Galaxy S6 32 GB: €749 (around £560, $855, AU$1100)
- · Samsung Galaxy S6 64 GB: €849 (around £635, $970, AU$1240)
- · Samsung Galaxy S6 128 GB: €949 (around £710, $1085, AU$1390)