New details on the 3-sided screen Samsung is going to use on its flagship Galaxy phones

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Samsung Note curved screen

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The new Samsung Galaxy S6 is going to have an innovative new three-sided screen, Bloomberg reports, citing “people with direct knowledge of the matter.”

According to the sources, the device will have:

  • Processors made in-house (they dropped QUALCOMM over issues with overheating).
  • A metal body.
  • A 5.1-inch front-facing screen.

There will reportedly be two versions of the device. One will just have a standard screen – but the other will wrap around both the edges of the phone.

The South Korean company has utilised curved screens before. The Samsung Note Edge’s screen wraps around the right-hand side of the device. It can be used to display shortcuts for apps. Here’s how it looks:

Samsung galaxy note Edge

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Bloomberg’s report contradicts previous rumours that the Galaxy S6 would only feature a curved screen on one side, like the Note.

The news comes as as Samsung struggles to differentiate its high-end products from the pack. Its profits have been decimated by the runaway success of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and Apple is also making unprecedented headway in Samsung’s home market of South Korea. No foreign smartphone manufacturer has ever historically passed the 20% market share mark – but there’s now fears that Apple could overtake Samsung altogether.

Apple Samsung South Korea market shares

Counterpoint

Samsung’s high-end lines used to be distinguished from Apple’s offerings by their larger screens. Now the Cupertino company has scaled up the size of its phones, Samsung needs a new USP. They’re hoping this three-sided screen could be it.

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