Samsung has revealed that its launch of the new Galaxy S6 will include two distinct models, one of which will feature new curved screen technology. While curved screen technology has already been incorporated into Samsung’s Note Edge handset, the firm hopes their new improved two-edge display will give the Galaxy S6 an edge over Apple’s latest offerings. “Today, we can confirm that Samsung is indeed developing a Galaxy S6 with two-edge displays, one on each side,” confirmed a source at Samsung. The two-edge curved screen is set to make the Galaxy S6 stand out from the recent crowd of smartphones.
The Galaxy S6 curved screen will feature a ‘ticker’ like display, allowing users to monitor incoming calls and notifications while streaming media on the 5.5 inch main screen. Users will also be able to customize the sidebars, highlighting favorite apps for easy access. The curved screen’s edge will remain visible even when the Galaxy S6 is housed in a protective flip-book cover, making it easy to stay up to date with incoming messages and calls.
Wireless Charging Feature
Wireless charging is a hot topic among smartphone manufacturers, and 2015 looks set to host the biggest roll-out of the new technology to date. Samsung has experimented with wireless charging before, offering it as an optional feature for its Note 4 and S5 handsets. Samsung has yet to categorically state that the new Galaxy S6 will feature wireless charging technology, but all indications are good that wireless charging will be a major feature in their latest flagship models. Seho Park, the firm’s chief IT engineer, has published a lengthy blog post in which he outlines the history of wireless charging and predicts its impact on the smartphone market in 2015. Park has written that Samsung intends to “democratize this wireless charging technology with compelling smartphones.” and has gone on to say that Samsung’s new Galaxy smartphones will allow users to “a new wireless world like never before”.
Reports from Samsung sources indicate that the Galaxy S6 will be compatible with a number of different wireless charging systems, including Qi, WPC, and PMA. Currently, the few smartphones that do offer a wireless charging feature are not multi-system compatible, limiting their effectiveness in real life scenarios.
New Features to Boost Samsung’s Profile
Samsung hopes the Galaxy S6’s curved screen and wireless charging feature will help it to stand out in a crowded smartphone market, giving them the opportunity to reclaim some of its lost market shares. The last year has seen Samsung’s sales and profits decline, and lately the firm has been struggling to compete with Apple for the public’s attention. Consequently, Samsung has cut back on manufacturing, concentrating on new product development as a way to restore their fortunes. With the upcoming release of the Galaxy S6, Samsung hopes to give Apple a run for their money and reclaim their place as one of the premier smartphone developers and manufacturers.