Samsung found itself in a bit of a rough patch in 2014, even with the launch of the Galaxy Note 4, but hopefully not because of the launch of the Galaxy S5, and as a result 2015 has been a big year to look forward to. Samsung is expected to announce some pretty impressive devices this year, starting with the Galaxy S6, which the manufacturer has already teased on its own for boasting an “amazing camera.”
The Galaxy S6 is coming, and for someone out there, quite a few people probably, it’s going to be exactly what they’ve been waiting for. Maybe even since they bought a Galaxy S5 last year. The Galaxy S6 is going to be the perfect match for someone, and more than likely, no matter what it looks like or what it features, someone’s going to buy it just because it’s new.
There might even be someone out there that buys it just because it’s a Samsung smartphone.
Samsung has had to face a lot of yelling and hand-waving regarding the design of its devices and software over the years, and while it’s been able to shake some of that off, even leading up to the Galaxy S6 announcement there are a lot of reports out there talking about how the unannounced device “already” looks like an iPhone 6. It’s not even official yet, but we’ve already got a lot more people than we should saying Samsung’s newest smartphone is going to look like Apple’s newest smartphone.
That’s why I’m really hoping that Samsung basically just throws in all of the edged displays it can at its newest smartphones. Word has it that Samsung is going to launch the “traditional” Galaxy S6 alongside the Galaxy S6 Edge, which could feature up to three edged displays! And while one edge wasn’t all that exciting for the Galaxy Note Edge in 2014, this is something that Samsung is obviously very keen on, and so they’re going to keep releasing phones that feature it. Eventually, the market will jump on board, probably, and then edged displays will be all the rage for whatever reason.
I don’t even really care about the functionality, or whatever functionality that a manufacturer thinks I’ll get out of an edged screen. I just want it to look so different, so left field, that you know for a fact that that’s what you’re looking at out in the wild. When someone that owns the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge goes outside, shows off their phone, people recognize and it say, “That has to be a Samsung.” Or even say the name of the phone. But that might be too crazy.
I don’t want Samsung to emulate any other manufacturer anymore. I want them to come out this year and show off their new smartphones that just look futuristic, or ridiculous, or both, and I want them to do what they always do: throw a bunch of technology into them so the spec hounds can freak out and throw their money at their computer screens.
I’m actually really excited to see what the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge look like. Here’s to hoping Samsung doesn’t disappoint.