Just when I thought that the smartphone market is nearing saturation in terms of design, Samsung releases the next big thing – The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Launched alongside its sibling, the Galaxy S6, the S6 Edge is an addition to what can be called, the most successful lineup in smartphone history. Samsung’s ‘S’ lineup of flagship devices have been known to bring the best cards to the table, and while the previous edition of the ‘S’ lineup, the S5 was recipient to a lot of negative reviews regarding the design language, the S6 Edge washed it all away, thus marking the beginning of a new era of smartphones for the Korean giant. While the S6 is more of a standard flagship in all respects, its the S6 edge that catches the eye this time.
The S6 edge may just bag a win for Samsung in the long run, but if you just put that aside for a moment, you will see that they already have two psychological wins against their fiercest rivals already. What are the two wins ?
While Apple was talking about creating the first Edge display phone, Samsung made sure they beat them to it. Actually, looking at the way Apple is going around with their iPhone lineup, I don’t think we will see an Edge version of an iPhone for at least a few more years.
Samsung beat their Derby rivals LG in the Experimental Phone area as well. Technically speaking, you can call the S6 Edge an experimental device, as it is the only device in the world to have dual edge displays, so in a way, Samsung has taken a sort of gamble in terms of whether the device will appeal to the public or not, a gamble that LG took with their ‘ Flex ‘ Lineup. While the Flex lineup failed to take off due to the absence of some basic features, the S6 edge stole the show right form day 1, so I guess we know who the winner is here.