It seems that the curved-sided display on Samsung’s imminent Galaxy S6 may in fact be a three-sided display, according to a new report. Samsung also suggests that the “amazing” camera in the next model will “do all the thinking for its users”.
Galaxy S6 display extends to 3 sides
According to Bloomberg, at least one version of Samsung’s new phone will have a display that wraps around three sides of the device – probably the top, left and right. If the Galaxy Edge is any indication, these extra displays will provide quick access to apps and display information such as texts, tweets and recent apps.
Rumours this past week also claim that both new versions of the Galaxy S6 (the normal model and the Edge version) will sport a more premium aluminium unibody design, but the downside is that users won’t be able to remove the battery themselves. Samsung will be hoping that the new model can help to reverse its fortunes after a particularly bad year in 2014, and the three-sided curved screen shows that Samsung isn’t afraid to shake things up a bit in terms of design.
Furthermore, DongHoon Jang, Samsung senior VP and the of the camera unit at Samsung, wrote a blog post this week which demonstrates how far Samsung’s cameras have come on since 2000, and perhaps what it could mean for the Galaxy S6. The post shows that Samsung’s aims is to deliver a camera that is “as close as possible to what you actually see.”
That should of course mean even in low light conditions, as well as improving the ability to capture things without motion blur and focus lag that prevents users from getting the photos they want. Other possible improvements include faster camera startup and simpler one-touch controls to take pictures quickly.
Jang also noted the company’s commitment to high-res cameras front and back, and illustrates how Samsung’s camera components have evolved from just 0.3 megapixels in 2000 to the dual 16 megapixel and 2 megapixels cameras on the Galaxy S5 today.
The Galaxy S6 is rumoured to sport a 20 megapixel rear camera, and a front camera of perhaps 5 megapixels, or possibly as high as 8 megapixels. Based on all the Internet rumours and the information coming directly from Samsung, the S6 certainly has a lot to live up to.
However we’ll have to wait a few more weeks until both models of the Galaxy S6 are revealed at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Spain, on March 1st.