More and more reports are detailing Samsung’s next flagship handset, the Galaxy S6 “Project Zero” that’s supposed to launch next year, with Samsung said to be creating the handset from scratch rather than simply improving on previous Galaxy S models. While the Galaxy S6 is far from becoming official, The Korea Herald notes new speculation that Samsung might be planning a bold new design for the Galaxy S6, even more interesting than the Galaxy Note Edge curved handset — that is, if you like having special displays on the phone’s edges.
According to an analyst, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 will have two screens on the edges, not just one. “The Galaxy S6 to be released next year will feature a ‘dual-edged’ screen which is curved on the right and left sides,” IHD Technology senior analyst Jerry Kang said.
“The dual edge is expected to be beneficial for Samsung Display, the main display supplier for the smartphone-maker, as larger displays bring more profit,” he said.
Kang further added that the Galaxy Note Edge should have had a dual-edged screen as well, but the company dumped this idea “at the last-minute,” even though it was aware of possible complaints resulting from the phone’s edge display being featured only on one side of the handset.
Samsung has already toyed with such smartphone display ideas in the past, but they remained only interesting prototypes for many years. The company came out with the Galaxy Round last year, with the Galaxy Note Edge being the second Samsung handset to feature a curved display.
It’s not clear whether the company can mass-produce smartphones with curved displays to meet potentially high demand, which could be the case for the Galaxy S6, assuming Kang’s report is accurate. Furthermore, it’s not clear whether Samsung will also have a “regular” Galaxy S6 model in stores alongside the “dual-edged” model.