Samsung is rumored to be releasing not only the Galaxy S6 this year, but also a curved screen Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung is expected to unveil their two latest flagship phones on Sunday. However you don’t have to wait until then to see the highly-anticipated phones.
New alleged photos of the Samsung S6 and the Samsung S6 Edge with a dual curved screen leaked this morning on the XDA-Developers forum.
Forum member reefus claims that the phones shown are for AT&T and the pics confirmed the rumors of a metal frame with rounded edges, 5.1-inch screens and a new glass back much like the iPhone 4 and Nexus 4. These are apparently prototypes so changes can be made.
Samsung initially introduced it’s curved screen in it’s Galaxy Note Edge. The Korean electronic superpower believes its curved screens could give it an edge over Apple.
Ars Technica is reporting that the 128GB curved Galaxy S6 Edge will cost $1191, with the standard 128GB S6 priced at $1077 for carriers. The 32GB and 64GB non-curved S6 phones will cost $850 and $964 outright respectively.
The site also claims that Samsung is having manufacturing issues for the curved display, which could mean the handset will be in short supply when it launches.
Both models are expected to offer wireless charging capabilities, improved fingerprint scanner and compatible with virtual reality headset called Gear VR.
The rumored specs of the S6 is that it’s operating system will be Android 5.0.2, a 5.1-inch display with 2560 X 1440 resolution, a 20 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front cam, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
It’s believed to be powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 7420, a new octa-core chip that the company claims is “20 percent faster speed, 35 percent less power consumption.”
The battery is alleged to be approximately 3,000mAh to power that power-draining high-resolution screen.
Samsung also acquired LoopPay, a mobile payment company, so they could compete against Apple Pay.
All of these rumors are expecting to be answered on March 1st when Samsung makes a presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.