And those two edges make for a really cool new look. I'll admit that I like the normal S6 slightlymore, but a quick poll of my Gizmodo colleagues placed me squarely in the minority.
But there's a difference between selling the future and just obfuscating it with cool-looking gimmicks. Is this a gimmick like the original Edge? I'm going to go out on a limb and say future phones might actually work like this.
That's not to say every phone will look like the S6 Edge in 2016 and beyond. It could very well remain a niche Samsung idea, but it's one that proves it has the right to exist. On the Note 4 Edge, the idea still seemed a little half-baked. With only the right edge having a screen, the phone felt oddly asymmetrical and prejudiced against lefties. But with the dipped edges on both sides, those problems are now gone. Samsung also adds a few new tricks, like Quick Contacts (below), to help make use of those curved edges.
Still, other than a few tiny differences (a 2600mAh battery compared to a 2550, a few grams lighter, and coming in an alternative emerald color), you're pretty much looking at the standard S6. Both phones will be available on all four major U.S. carriers starting on April 1o though the Edge will likely be a cool Benjamin more than the normal S6, which you can read all about right....here.
Photos and GIFs by Michael Hession