We’re only a few weeks away from the official unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S6, but it appears the surprise has already been spoiled. According to a leaked render obtained by CNET Korea (via CNET), Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will come in possibly three different models. The above image appears to be a render from case manufacturer Verus and shows a few models of the upcoming Galaxy S6 lineup…
It’s unclear if these renders are legitimate, but according to the image there will be at least three variations of the Galaxy S6. Recent rumors have pointed to a dual-curved display, but we’re not convinced just yet. It appears that the first smartphone (far left) is the standard Galaxy S6 model, possibly sporting a curved bumper case. It’s also possible that there is no bumper case and the render is showcasing the curved body style of the Galaxy S6 which appears to look very similar to an iPhone 6.
The second and third phone in the image look to be the same as the first one, but with various Verus cases covering up the form-factor. Though it is important to note that all of these designs show that the flash and heart rate sensor have been relocated to the right side of the camera. On the Galaxy S5, Note 4, and Note Edge these features were below the camera.
Moving along to the third and fourth devices in the image, this is where things get interesting. The fourth device shows a very distinct curve on which appears to be on the right edge of the display. This design would definitely support the rumors of an Edge design for the Galaxy S6, but when you look at the fifth phone it’s clear that something isn’t right. The fifth device appears to have this curved display on the left side.
There are a couple of takeaways from this image. Either Samsung is pretty to release two variations of the “Galaxy Edge,” or this model has a dual-curved display. Just based off of this image, it doesn’t appear that there is any type of dual-curve happening on this “Galaxy Edge.” The fifth smartphone (far right) in the image definitely does not have a dual-curved display as you can easily see the right side of the display.
It would make sense for Samsung to have two versions of its Edge variation of the S6 though. This way, there would be one for right-handed folks and one for lefties. That solution would address the frustration experienced by left-handed people with the Note Edge as the only way to take advantage of its key feature-set was to use the phone upside-down.
Either way, if you take this information and combine it with the invitation that Samsung sent out earlier this week, it appears that we’re in for a treat at MWC 2015 in a few weeks. Stay tuned to 9to5Google for coverage of the Galaxy S6 and “Galaxy Edge” when it’s officially unveiled.
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