Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and new Note Edge will have smaller displays, according to Bloomberg, which also confirms earlier reports of an Edge with screens on both the left and right side. Citing people with direct knowledge of Samsung’s plans, Bloomberg on Wednesday said the new handsets are expected to have a 5.1-inch display.
At a time when competitors are going with larger screens, this is a reversal of sorts for [company]Samsung[/company], which was one of the driving forces behind large-screened phones. The company’s Galaxy Note from 2011, for example, created the “phablet” category with its 5.3-inch screen and the current Note Edge uses a 5.6-inch main display along with a small curved screen along the right side.
Aside from that tidbit, much of Bloomberg’s information jives with earlier rumors of Samsung using its own chips instead of Qualcomm’s, a Note Edge with a second side screen, and metal case construction for the handsets which Samsung is currently using for its Alpha handset line. The company has a press event scheduled for March 1, where it is expected to release the new Galaxy S6 and Note Edge phones which will run [company]Google[/company] Android software.