Leaked photo shows the Samsung Galaxy Edge (Dual Edged) and the Galaxy S6!


ZDNet Korea and CNET Korea have obtained an exclusive photo from sources at South Korean distributors of Samsung Electronics’ handsets of what looks like the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 “Edge”.

The photo shows five phones with “Galaxy S6″ and “Galaxy Edge” written at the top-right side.

Leaked Photo: Five phones that appear to be the Galaxy S6 and its dual-edged version, called Galaxy Edge.

First, from left, is what appears to be a coverless standard Galaxy S6, while the second is the flagship phone wrapped in covers made by Verus, a top South Korean smartphone cover maker.

The fourth, and a fifth lying down, shows phones that are edged on the side. The photo confirms that the Edge version of the S6 will be dual edged: On the fourth, the right side is edged, and the fifth shows that the left side is edged, which means that both sides are wrapped by the display.

The fifth phone shows that the bezel — which looks metallic and quite thick — of the visible edged side, unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, is protruding outwards. This seems to indicate that the fork-looking silver line shown in Samsung’s recently sent invitation was the hint for the particular wraparound design of the Edge.

The physical home button is still very much alive, it seems, while the glimpse of the fifth phone shows that the front of the S6 will resemble its predecessors the S5, S4, and S3.

The image strikingly resembles recently leaked schematics of the S6 from SamMobile, if it was fleshed out.

It is unclear from the photo whether the S6 and its edged brother are fully metal, or whether it will be unibody. But it is clear that the outer rims are metal, much like the S5.

edge-promo-comparisonOne of the sources told ZDNet Korea that South Korean smartphone case makers are already mass producing cases for the S6 and its edged version based on the phones themselves and metal moulds of them provided by Samsung.

Separately, Samsung insiders have told ZDNet Korea that the “Edge” version of the Galaxy S6 will be dual edged, and that the edged sides will be symmetrical. It will also use aluminium.

Samsung SDI said it is ramping up production of polyester batteries for unspecified clients.

Some believe this is an indication that the S6 will be unibody and will pack a polyester battery. A Verus spokesperson declined to comment.

Samsung spokespersons were unavailable for comment at the time of writing.

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Samsung used the Galaxy A5 and A3 to set the world record for the most selfies taken in 24 hoursSamsung used the Galaxy A5 and A3 to set the world record for the most selfies taken in 24 hours

Samsung recently tried to break the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in one day (24 hours), and, with the help of its Galaxy A5 and A3, it succeeded. The attempt took place in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), following the launch of the two Galaxy A series smartphones there.

Obviously, Samsung invited regular people to join the selfie madness and help it break the record. In the end, 12,803 selfies were snapped with Samsung’s Galaxy A handsets – almost 3,000 more over the previous record. During the attempt, Samsung gave away 100 Galaxy A handsets and lots of selfie sticks to encourage people to participate.

Samsung Galaxy S6 appears on KNOX video?

Samsung Galaxy S6 appears on KNOX video?Last month, we showed you what was allegedly a photograph of the Samsung Galaxy S6 in working condition. Now, one of our eagle-eyed readers has spotted what appears to be the same device on a video posted by Samsung Electronics’ official blog. The video describes how to set-up the My KNOX app, found in the Google Play Store, on your Samsung handset.

We can’t say for sure that this is Sammy’s next flagship, but we can point out the thin bezels on the device. It also would appear that this model does employ some metal in its build. We’ve seen rumors about a “half-metal” version of Samsung’s next flagship. There is also speculation about a version of the Galaxy S6 featuring a dual-edged curved display.

Earlier this morning, we passed along the latest rumor which has Samsung displaying several variants of the phone at CES, but only to certain partners. As usual when dealing with popular flagship phones, the mystery and the drama remains high until the unit is officially unveiled. With that in mind, it’s back to the salt mines and as soon as we hear something new, we will pass it along to you.

Sony Xperia Z4 vision packs in specs and features!

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Expectation is mounting for a rumored unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z4 at CES in Las Vegas. This runs from January 6th to the 9th and so there’s not too much longer to wait until we find out if the current speculation is accurate. While we’re waiting we thought we’d share an interesting new Sony Xperia Z4 design that really packs in the specs and features.

There have been plenty of leaked specs and images already for the Sony Xperia Z4, but of course at this stage these are unconfirmed. Over the last few months we’ve also seen quite a few Sony Xperia Z4 renders to whet our appetites with possibilities. The concept we’re showing here today comes with a specs lineup and also another image showing its size compared to the current Xperia Z3.

It comes from designer Sanjaya Kanishka, and the basic look of the phone isn’t too different from the existing Z3. However, although it has a larger display, the slimmer bezels of this Z4 mean that the width of the phone stays the same. This new Xperia Z4 idea is more compact overall though, as its height is 6mm less than that of the Z3.

Sony Xperia Z4 vision

Now onto the specs, and while some of these tie in with what we’re anticipating for the real deal, there are some differences. These Xperia Z4 specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64-bit processor (4 cores at 2GHz and 4 cores at 1.6GHz), and a 5.3-inch IPS-Neo display with Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 resulting in 554 ppi and featuring Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Further specs include 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 4000 mAh battery. Camera capabilities are taken care of with a 22.1-megapixel rear camera with curved sensor, dual LED flash, optical image stabilization and 240fps slow motion video capture, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Features include Sony X-Ploid speaker technology to enhance bass, and there are upgraded stereo dual speakers, and support for S Master HX Walkman.

It measures 140mm x 72mm x 7.4mm and weighs 160g, and runs the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. When you’ve had time to check out the images and absorb the specs and features of this Sony Xperia Z4 vision we’d like to hear what you think of it. Is this similar to what you’d like to see for the genuine Xperia Z4 when it releases? Why not let us know by sending us your comments.Source

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Samsung Galaxy S6 to use Aluminum and will have a Curved Screen?

As we get closer to the new year, a lot of rumors are starting to pop up regarding the next top of the line handset from Samsung, which will probably be called Galaxy S6. We’ve already had quite a few mumblings about this device, though, and it’s impossible to tell which of these are real, do keep that in mind.

The latest information says the Galaxy S6 will be entirely made from aluminum. So we’re not talking just a metal frame here, like the Galaxy Note 4, but a full metal construction akin to that employed for the Galaxy A series.

Additionally, the phone will apparently ship with a display that curves on both sides – so like the one in the Galaxy Note Edge, but with two of those ‘edges’ instead of one (unless a different solution will be chosen, with the curved sides being positioned in some other way).

Previously we have heard that there would be an “Edge” version of the S6 too, so this may be it. Or perhaps we won’t see a curved special edition, and the ‘normal’ one will feature that bent screen. We are going to see two S6 models, the rumor goes on to claim, one sporting a Samsung-made Exynos 7 chipset, and the other coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.

Finally, the supposedly reliable sources who put all of this out also say we shouldn’t expect a Galaxy S6 announcement at CES in January, like some past speculations had it. Instead, it may become official at the beginning of the second quarter of next year, so in April.