When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 Edge alongside its conventionally flat S6 sister at Mobile World Congress earlier this month, the general consensus was one of ‘cool, but why?’ After all, curvature in smartphones is nothing new, as the Edge follows in the footsteps of last year’s Galaxy Note Edge (curved on the right-hand side only), and LG’s experimental Flex series.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Design and screen
Is there any need for a smartphone with dual-sided curved display? Not really, no.
Does it look great? Yes. The company has revealed the inspiration for the design as the modern affliction of fear of missing out, but while it’s unnecessary, it’s also what sets it apart.