Double-sided Curve Display Pioneer - Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Monday, May 18, 2015

News from Mashable.

It's been rumored for months, but it's finally here: Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. But this time it's accompanied by a cooler, better-looking brother — the Galaxy S6 Edge — which features an eye-catching design with a screen that curves around both sides.

Yes, we've seen this before, sort of: The Galaxy S6 Edge borrows heavily from the Galaxy NoteEdge, which came out last fall and had a curve on just one side. But where the Note had a versatile side screen that doubled as an app launcher, news scroll and occasional ruler, the S6 version is more limited: The curves are mainly a design ornament, and there are no "panels" to swipe through.

So what good is it? Besides giving you something to brag about to your friends, the S6 Edge still has the side clock and news scroll, although you can only call them up in standby mode. You can also instantly call up a list of recent contacts with a swipe of your thumb, and if the phone is face-down, the sides of the phone will light up when someone calls you.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

Galaxy S6 Edge

The curved sides of the Galaxy S6 Edge are more design accoutrement than feature. They give the phone a distinctive look without warping imagery much at all.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Contacts

Quick contacts

Swiping in from the side on the top right will reveal your most commonly used contacts.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Contact Info

Contact info

Tap the contact, and ways to reach them are displayed. The functionality incorporates layers and animation consistent with Google Material design.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge short curves

Short curves

The curves on the S6 Edge aren't really large enough to include a secondary screen.

Improved fingerprint scanner

Improved fingerprint scanner

Instead of a swipe, the new fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge only needs a finger press.

simlified menus

Simplified menus

Samsung simplified the menus for the S6, including this one for the cameras.

smart manager

Smart manager

The smart manager lets you easily control some of the most basic functions of the phone.

camera upgrade

Camera upgrade

The rear 16-megapixel camera is a quick draw: Samsung says it can go from in your pocket to snapping your first pic in less than 0.7 of a second.

continuous autofocus

Continuous autofocus

The camera can also track objects as they move, keeping them in focus for still pictures and video.

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