2010 - Dell Streak (5 inches)
2011 - Samsung Galaxy Note (5.3 inches)
^^ Ahead of their time in screen sizes, but both had huge bezels and large footprints
Present - All smartphones have screens that range from 4.7-6 inches.
2015 - Samsung Galaxy S6 edge
Setting another display trend...?
Look at Apple's recent record-breaking success and toppling Samsung at #1 in marketshare. They broke records just by increasing the screen sizes. They should be grateful to Dell and Samsung for leading the way and being ahead of their time! Without those Hummer phones, we would still be stuck squinting while viewing content at our 3.5-4 inch screens, texting slower, and smaller/weaker battery with our toy-like sized phones made for little girls and preteens!
I prefer HTC, but Samsung hit the ball out of the ballpark recently. How can any other company top them? G4, Z4, Mi 5, 6s/6s+, Moto X, Nexus, etc. Yes, we will get new hardware but how different will they really be from last year? The only company that could top Samsung is Samsung with the Note 5 edge (or Note edge 2) or whatever they want to call it. There is ZERO phones right now with a dual-edged display. Zero. This is a first of its kind. This S6 edge is a glimpse on what future smartphones will look like just like Note 1 set the trend for larger displays.
I will start to laugh when a certain popular fruit company will copy the screen design, pretend they invented it, call it revolutionary, and laugh all the way to bank from their ignorant iSheep who are both BLIND and HYPOCRITICAL with their arguments. The real innovators and risk-takers is really Samsung. They THINK DIFFERENT. They take chances. They are willing to get out of their comfort zone. Innovation hasn't come from Apple since 2007.
LG G2 (with no microsd card)
LG G Flex (with no microsd card)
LG G Flex 2
non removable battery?if battery problem arises then what can you do? simply buy another galaxy s6. i think no one are foolish to buy this
What a mess Samsung is creating. No MSD slot and non- removable battery. All along I am buying Samsung Phone is because of these 2 features where Sony, HTC, Motorola phones do not provide. Sorry I wont buy your Hand Phone anymore. Good luck to your Team
Anonymous, 03 Mar 2015no removable battery + no ext storage = no buy.
project zero = zero salesRecent flagships with non removable battery :
All HTC One M series (M7 without microsd card slot)
Motorola Droid Turbo (with no microsd card slot)
Moto X series (with no microsd card slot)
Nexus 5 & 6 (with no microsd card slot)
Oneplus One (with no microsd card slot)
Sony Xperia Z series
All Apple iPhone (with no microsd card slot)
Enough said i think.
the s6 edge is a useless device.one can can do everything on a normal screen faster n better than fumbling on a idiotic edge like display.imagine the following situation-someone buys a s6 edge..a bit careless..the s6edge slips out of his hand and lands bang on the edge..what happened next??a heart wrenching wail......... smartphones have a metal or plastic sides for a reason...isnt it??otherwise we can have a phone thats all screen except the back.
S6 edge is like the prototype and sneak peek of smartphone design for the next five years...
Just like the Dell Streak from 2010 and first gen Samsung Galaxy Note from 2011 made 5-5.3 inch screens more normal to people. Their screen sizes were a sneak peek for phones during the last 3-4 years. Both were ahead of their time...
It all depends how well Samsung and app developers can utilize those sides and prevent the edge from becoming just a novelty. We are in its infancy right now with Samsung just scratching the surface to its potential. Some of the negative or skepticism we are feeling right now is no different than how some of us felt about phones with larger than 3.5-4 inch screens just 4-5 years ago.
It is hard to see the future but I feel Samsung gave us another tiny glimpse of it with the S6 edge display for the rest of the decade...
I have the note 4 edge i love it, what i dont like about this new is removing the memory card slot and battery. Never been a fan of iphone i love my galaxy
jr.george, 04 Mar 2015i'm getting interested on samsung mobile but does any screen protector company can produce pro... moreSamsung is already showing its own covers.
I think you'll be able to find easily third party full covers after release.
Not sure about tempered glass.
But you can count on Zagg (invisible shield) for high quality screen protectors.
i'm getting interested on samsung mobile but does any screen protector company can produce protector for the "edge" phone?
Samsung will come back to their senses with removable battery, sd slot, and perhaps water-resist by next year. LG left out the former two for the G2 only to come back with them last year with the G3.
S5 is the most underappreciated Galaxy S phone ever...
S6 Edge is the most BEAUTIFUL smartphone/product Samsung has ever released.
Let's look at the positives. Remember the first gen Galaxy Note? Alot of people said it was ridiculous for being too large thinking they could never own a phone larger than 4 inches! Then followers copied Samsung into the phablet until it became the norm. Note went from niche to mainstream. Edge will do the same. Look at all the phones out there. Not one device looks anything like the S6 Edge. Currently, it is first and one of its kind. It all depends on well Samsung utilizes those sides. Apple will WIN THIS YEAR in marketshare but Samsung can regain their "edge" next year.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most revolutionary and most forward-thinking smartphone since the first Galaxy Note.
MARK MY WORDS - Many others will copy this UNIQUE dual-edged/three-sided display in a few years including that popular fruit company.
Cheap people are really getting annoying.
Galaxy Alpha came out in about same time just before iphone 6 and there was no such fuss about it :
it has :
NO FM Radio
No microSD card
Octacore Exynos and 1800mA (removable) battery.
And people are praising it, there's no such debate over it.
AND see this because of what i've read that S6 bottom looks like iphone 6, well keep your crap for yourself :
adpk, 04 Mar 2015hahahaha 50 GB aftrer u do their commands step by step.. haaa ??? inviting friends and ur frue... morestop trolling uselessly, you are getting pathetic.
I thought like you at the beginning. But it's even easier than that and i had to invite nobody. I have my 50gb since S3 or S4 and they got renewed each time i purchased another samsung product.
The point is, it's not 2 or 15gb like you said.
There are a lot of comments pointing out that s6 copied the fruit device, small battery and no expandable storage, and this means "total and utter failure." Here's some points in favour of the s6
1. For those who have seen the mwc event, a direct comparison was made with photo and video of s6 and the fruit product. For the information of fruit users happy to be using 8mp for multiple generations(read : forever) that should be an eye opener.
2. The s6 edge looks great in the hands on pics and vids at mwc, and which device was the edge copied from ?? If your response is the design is meaningless then please withold from such response till there is detailed review or usage of the final product by the people.
3. Complaints about battery life cannot be made without actual usage statistics. The mAh figure is just representative of the battery capacity and not of how efficient the device is or how well optimized. The G3 and the Note4 are fine examples on the bottom and top of the battery usage characteristics.
4. About the removable storage...
a. the mwc event revealed usage of the new flash storage which will be a big upgrade in r/w speeds.
b. Lets say you want to record a 4k video, what will be the processing times of a class 4 or even class 10 micro sd compared to the flash storage
c. until the price points of the storage options are released it cannot be said whether sammy follows the path of cupertino in charging a huge premium for every increment in storage.
Edge has been intro by BB Zolo n soon to follow,yet to see how finger are handled,if their are no icons on sides.still touch screen while grabbing fr usage by left hand.Its all gimmick ad see the price nearly touching 1000 bucks. Obnoxious. Within 2qtr it wud be gone,bit very non availability as excuse fr high demand.
hey guys whatever but its a waste of money, really no sd card slots are they gone mad plus non removable battery please samsung do what we want, dont make us feel buying ur cell like we are dumb & if u want to take so please note means note series its awesome no other can take place please dont launch such product where u fell ashamed Thank you