Earlier this month we heard talk of a new breed of “Edge” smartphone from Samsung. The company released the Galaxy Note Edge last year (it’s coming to Canada soon) and there’s talk that it will launch a version of the Galaxy S6 with similar “second screen” functionality on both edges of the device.
On Monday, evidence of a Galaxy S Edge cropped up in the code on Vodafone’s Dutch website. Galaxy Club, a Dutch-language site, points to Vodafone’s local website, where there’s apparently a Galaxy S6 placeholder page. The code for this page also contains a mention of a pre-order form for the Galaxy S Edge. No other information about the phone appears on this page.
Samsung’s flexible and curved displays have come a long way in the last couple of years, but not too long ago the company referred to the Note Edge as a limited edition concept device. In other words: the company was just experimenting with the curved edge and was not planning to sell the Note Edge as one of its principal devices. It’s not unreasonable to assume the company would then eliminate the Note Edge and incorporate its hero feature into another one of its devices.
And still, questions remain. Like, where will the volume rocker be located if the display expands beyond the traditional borders of the edge of the device? And how will users hold a phone like this? MWC kicks off in just a few weeks’ time, so hopefully we’ll have answers relatively soon.