New details on Samsung's next flagship device, which used to be codenamed "Project Zero," have just emerged. Speculated to carry the moniker of Galaxy S6, the new device is said to feature a dual-edge display. This means that it will be curved on both its left and right sides. Currently, the first Samsung device to have an edge display is the Galaxy Note Edge.
Unlike the latter, which has an edge display only on the right side, the upcoming Galaxy S6 will be having an edge display on both sides. The information was revealed by senior analyst Jerry Kang at the recently concluded HIS Display conference.
"The Galaxy S6 to be released next year will feature a 'dual-edged' screen, which is curved on the right and left sides," said Kang.
The analyst further added that the dual-edge concept in a display was originally intended for the Galaxy Note Edge. However, the plans were changed, which resulted in the device having only the right side of the display curved.
Rumors are saying that the Samsung Galaxy S6 is supposed to come with a QHD display, which will boast a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. However, the exact size of the display is yet to be disclosed. If the Galaxy S4 features a 5-inch display and the Galaxy S5 sports a 5.1-inch, it's highly likely that the Galaxy S6's display size would be somewhere near its older siblings. Moreover, the upcoming flagship device is purported to feature a 64-bit quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.
Other features of the device include a rear camera of either 16 or 20 MP that will come with an optical image stabilization feature and a front camera of 5 MP. It's also said to have a Sony IMX240 camera sensor and a built-in storage of three variants: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB.
Samsung is yet to confirm all these rumored specs and features of the device.
Samsung said that building the Galaxy S6 started from ground zero and will be touted as a brand new device. This is the reason why it is currently referred to as "Project Zero."
Last month, Samsung released its July-September quarterly report, which showed that the company had its lowest recorded earned profits in over three years.
"Many market experts cite lack of innovation as the main reason why Samsung has lost steam in the smartphone business," said Kang.