Samsung’s S6 Edge will be its curviest smartphone yet

S6 Edge won't have just one curve. Photo: Samsung

S6 Edge won’t have just one curve. Photo: Samsung

We now know the official name of Samsung’s next curved smartphone, and we’ve even caught a sneak peek at it. Now trusted sources familiar with Samsung’s plans are confirming the device will indeed be curved on both sides — but not quite as curved as the Galaxy Note Edge.

“According to our insider, the Edge screens will be 30 to 50 percent less curved than the Edge display on the Galaxy Note Edge,” reports the ever-reliable SamMobile.

The reason why the S6 Edge’s curves will be a little more subtle, they say, is to accommodate the sleep button and volume keys, which will remain on the sides of the device.

The shallower curves should also provide slightly better grip, allowing the handset to be picked up a little easier. Anyone with a Galaxy Note Edge will tell you it can be fiddly to pick up off a flat surface if you attempt to grip the curved display on its right side.

SamMobile also says that the camera modules on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be colored to match the rest of the handset — like on the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge. The back of the device will also be exactly the same color as the front (that hasn’t always been the case with Samsung smartphones) and will be made out of either metal or glass.

“All in all, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will bring a marked change to the established order of Samsung’s flagship Android smartphones,” SamMobile adds, reiterating claims that the company will make big improvements to reverse its declining smartphone sales.

We’ll see the fruits of its labor on March 1, when Samsung announces both devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.