This has been a crazy week for Samsung Galaxy S6 news. On Tuesday, Samsung actually posted a teaser image of the Galaxy S6 that appeared to show a device with a curved screen similar to that found on the Galaxy Note 4. Then on Wednesday, leaked photos showed what appears to be the final production chassis for the Galaxy S6. But there was something about these two stories that didn’t quite add up — the photos of the S6 chassis don’t match up with the apparent “curved” display on the Samsung teaser. According a few more fresh leaks, all is starting to come clear.
As we have previously reported, there will be two versions of the flagship smartphone available to consumers: a Galaxy S6 — which you see pictured in the bare chassis photos — and the Galaxy S6 Edge, which matches up with Samsung’s teaser image. Further confirmation came today via trademark filings with the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS) for the names Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge.
(Source: CNET Korea)
If that wasn’t enough, CNET has received leaked renders of both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The image appears to show a naked Galaxy S6 (far left) and moving towards the right, we see two more Galaxy S6 smartphones clad in hard cases. The next two smartphones appears to be the Galaxy S6 Edge. The renders of the Galaxy S6 Edge seem to line up perfectly with what the teaser image from Samsung. We can also tell from the renders that the Galaxy S6 Edge will feature curved sections of glass on both its left and right side, which is a departure from the sole, right-handed curve on the Galaxy Note Edge.
Galaxy S6 chassis
According to SamMobile, “Edge screens will be 30 to 50 percent less curved than the Edge display on the Galaxy Note Edge, because of the smaller size of the handset and because of the volume and power buttons on the sides, and both curves will be completely uniform.”
It has been rumored that Samsung will use its own Exynos processor to power the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Note, and Qualcomm’s latest earnings report seemingly lent some credibility to those rumors. Other specs are said to include a Touch ID-style fingerprint sensor, a 16MP or 20MP rear camera, and a QHD display.