Samsung officially announces their next flagship phone, the Galaxy S6 and its curved-display variant the Galaxy S6 Edge. Following the disappointing sales of the Galaxy S5, it seems that Samsung focused on the phone look and feel - and reportedly the GS6 looks and feels great, especially the S6 Edge with its curved flexible OLED display.

Samsung GS6 and GS6 Edge photo

The two phones sport the same features - an aluminum body covered with Gorilla Glass 4 on both sides, an octa-core CPU (quad-2.1 Ghz and quad-1.5 Ghz), 3GB of RAM, 16 MP camera, LTE Cat6, Android 5.0 and wireless charging support. Both display have the same specification - 5.1" QHD (2560x1440, 577ppi) Super AMOLED. Samsung also announced Gear VR edition that supports the two new phones.

The big question from the OLED point of view is whether Samsung will have enough flexible OLED capacity to support massive GS6 Edge volume. The company's current flexible OLEDs are made in a 5.5-Gen line with a capacity of only 8,000 substrates per month. Samsung aims to start production in its new 6.5-Gen flexible OLED fab - but this will take a few months still and will probably not be ready for the GS6 Edge launch next month.

As Samsung still needs to support their wearable products and the Galaxy Note Edge this does not leave a lot of volume at this stage and it's likely that real shipments of the GS6 Edge will be limited. Samsung did not reveal the price of the new phones, but it's likely that the GS6 Edge premium will be considerable.

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