Samsung’s sixth iteration of the Galaxy S flagship, codenamed Project Zero to signify that the phone will be built from scratch, will still be called the Galaxy S6, continuing the Galaxy S product line. Samsung has also decided to produce an Edge variant of the S6, following the footstep of the Galaxy Note Edge.
It’s not surprising that Samsung is continuing the Galaxy S lineup after investing so much into it. The series proved to be a success back when it was first introduced in 2010 with the Galaxy S, which started Samsung’s dominance of the smartphone industry.
However, it’s no secret that sales of the Galaxy S5 has been unsatisfactory (to say the least), selling as much as four million units less than the Galaxy S4, its predecessor. Instead of starting fresh with a new product lineup, it’s a pretty bold move from Samsung to retain the Galaxy S devices after what has happened with the Galaxy S5.
Samsung will also be producing the Galaxy S6 Edge, and just like the Galaxy Note Edge, it is likely that the S6 Edge will be produced in limited quantities for select markets due to the infancy of curved display technology. Whether or not the screen will only bend at one side of the phone akin to the Note Edge still remains to be seen.
As the S6 is still in very early stages of development, there is a chance changes will be made here and there, such as the production of the Galaxy S6 Edge or the naming of it, so it is likely we’ll be hearing of this more in the coming weeks.