Despite multiple leaks and teasers, Samsung still managed to surprise when they finally unveiled their new flagships, the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge that features a curved screen in both sides of the device. With the introduction of both smartphones, Samsung addressed various hardware issues that prevented flagships in recent generations to sell as well as the company needed. They finally left behind the textured plastic that made them look like metal and finally used real aluminum framing their new devices, also gone are the plastic back covers that felt too slippery or were textured like a golf ball, opting for a glass cover made of Gorilla Glass 4. While the retail price for both devices seems quite expensive, with the curved screen version being even more expensive, apparently both are selling well enough and users have shown real interest in the Edge version.
Reports on the cost of the manufacturing process mention that the Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive smartphone ever built with the curved screen being the most expensive component. Now Samsung is sharing a video showing the complicated process of building the Galaxy S6 Edge. It starts with molten metal taking shape, then glass being bent at 800 degrees Celsius and then assembled into the smartphone. Attention to detail is shown by sculpting the aerospace-grade aluminum with diamond pieces and texturizing the surface with ceramic elements that give the resulting texture that is nice to the touch.
Everything is supposed to be measured in nanometers resulting in a very precise and solid build quality. Samsung is supposed to have changed the process of manufacturing this particular device to make it faster due to the unexpected high demand, but the same quality is to be expected. To recall some of the specs, the Galaxy S6 Edge sports a 5.1 inch curved S -AMOLED display and is powered by the Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core processor built by Samsung themselves, along with 3GB of RAM. The cameras have been praised in the reviews and they include a 16-megapixel sensor in the back with OIS and a 5-megapixel one in the front.