Bloomberg is reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be released in two versions, one of them with a wraparound screen similar to the Note Edge but curving around both left and right sides of the display.
Samsung Electronics Co. plans to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering three sides, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter […] The second model to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Spain will only have a front-facing display.
Earlier claimed renders had also suggested a curved screen, though with some confusion about whether the wraparound would be on only one side, like the Edge, or both sides as now claimed by Bloomberg …
Samsung had strongly hinted at a curved screen in the teaser image it sent for its launch event at Mobile World Congress scheduled for March 1st.
“Samsung need a model with new technology to stop the iPhone juggernaut and to distinguish it from others,” said Lee Sang Hun, a Seoul-based analyst at HI Investment & Securities Co. “Although Samsung is continuing to release cheaper models globally to defend its market share, the next S phone is more important because that’s where they make money.”
Purported leaked benchmarks suggest the new flagship phone will have a 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7420 processor, an ARM Mali-T760 GPU a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) 5.5-inch display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage, 20MP main camera and 5MP front camera. You can catch up on our “what to expect” video for the Galaxy S6 here.