Samsung is looking to radically change the Galaxy S6, after the commercial failure of the Galaxy S5 against rivals.
In order to get a big customer response, Samsung might be looking towards a dual-edge display for the Galaxy S6. A single-edge display is already present on the market, in the form of the Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung’s new tech idea for 2014.
The dual-edge display would remove the need for software keys on the bottom of the device, and could act as a place for settings or app buttons to be featured, instead of the app developer putting them on a separate page.
Samsung is one of the only companies currently experimenting with edges in the mobile industry. The LG G Flex offered a curve on the display, but edges are a completely different concept and look to add new functionality on the sides of the phone.
This is not the only advantage the Galaxy S6 will bring – Samsung is reportedly preparing a 2K display, Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, fingerprint sensor, heart-rate monitor and more.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have sold over 40 million units, surpassing the Galaxy S5 numbers already. Apple’s phones are outselling the Galaxy Note 4 10-to-1 as well, making both of Samsung’s flagship products commercial failures compared to Cupertino.
To bring it back in 2015, Samsung will need to make some big changes. The changes need to bring over Android customers on other devices and interest Apple users, a big ask for the South Korean manufacturer, currently losing ground to almost everyone.