Samsung's Edge display technology found in the Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge introduced new functionality, boasting various features designed for extra convenience.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, launched alongside the flagship Galaxy Note 4 phablet in 2014, was the first device to rock an intriguingly curved display with Edge functionality. While the Galaxy Note Edge was curved on one side, however, Samsung further refined the experience with the Galaxy S6 Edge (pictured above), which sports a dual-edge screen (curved on both sides).

The special Edge display the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Galaxy S6 Edge pack is designed to give users quick access to various information such as news, time, weather, messages or incoming calls.

Nevertheless, the company apparently wants to take things even further, as a new patent for an intriguing "Apps Edge" trademark suggests. The trademark application Samsung filed at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) doesn't reveal much about the concept, but the potential is quite promising.

As Phandroid points out, Samsung filed the patent on July 6, noting that the Apps Edge software is designed "for use in organizing and allowing quick access to frequently used applications."

That's what the Edge display aimed in the first place, but this new trademark application for Apps Edge suggests that Samsung is gearing up to make the technology more mainstream. This could result in a wider range of Galaxy Edge devices, as well as more applications specifically designed for Edge screens. Samsung's Galaxy Edge devices could even get their own apps store for more Edge functionality, further setting them apart from rivals in an increasingly competitive smartphone market.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has already proved to be quite popular among consumers and it's widely considered one of the best high-end smartphones currently available on the market. New devices with upgraded Edge display technology, additional functionality and more applications could draw even more interest, as well as significantly more revenue.

Consumers can already get various custom Edge display apps, but more options and support for third-party developers could take things to the next level. Samsung has yet to announce its specific plans for this new Apps Edge, but it sounds promising.

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