There are still a few weeks to go before tech lovers get their first official look at Samsung’s next generation of flagship devices, the Galaxy S6 and the rumored Galaxy Edge, but new details are leaking seemingly every day. The newest leaks appear to have revealed some new details on just what kind of internals tech lovers can expect for the Galaxy Edge, and it looks like Samsung’s curved-screen wonder is going to be a real beast of a machine.
The newest leaks, as PhoneArena points out, were just about inevitable. The closer a device like the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy Edge is to being unveiled, the more the leaks trickle out. The last few weeks have seen a good deal of material on the Galaxy S6, including purported specs and details on its design, and now it looks like it’s the Galaxy Edge’s turn.
What can tech heads expect to see with the Galaxy Edge? According to reportedly leaked specs from the AnTuTu benchmarking suite, the Galaxy S6 Edge is going to pack an octa-core Exynos 7420. That’s an eight-core processor, which should mean that the Galaxy Edge will positively scream through just about anything you can throw at it. Combine that with rumors that Samsung is stripping down its TouchWiz Android build to make it leaner and meaner, and that means that the Galaxy Edge should be just about future-proof for quite some time, burning through everything users will put it up against without breaking a sweat.
Just how fast is the Galaxy S6 Edge? it apparently set the record on the AnTuTu benchmark, scoring 60,978. What does that mean? Truthfully, it means that the Galaxy Edge performed really well across a range of tests that barely have anything to do with what users will actually be using it for. Benchmarks are like that. In terms of everyday use, that 60,978 score means one thing: you won’t have to worry for quite some time about the Galaxy Edge being slow to perform.
In addition to that screaming fast processor, Samsung is said to have packed the Galaxy Edge with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The former ensures that the Galaxy Edge will be ready for probably at least the next two versions of Android before it begins to slow down. The latter ensures that – unlike with some previous models – the baseline model for the Galaxy Edge will have more than enough space to store apps, videos, music, photos, and more.
Topping it all off, of course, will be the Galaxy Edge’s screen. Should the Galaxy Edge actually materialize – it probably will – tech observers believe that it will do so with two curved edges. The exact utility of those curved edges is up for debate, but Samsung will likely pitch the curved display as an innovative step that something something something new ways to interact with personal device yadda yadda.
That’s all neither here nor there, but the real draw in terms of the display will be its resolution. Rumor has it that Samsung is packing a positively eyeball-searing 1440×2560 display into the Galaxy Edge. With that level of resolution, that super-fast processor starts to make a lot more sense.
Just when can one expect to get one’s hands on the Galaxy Edge and its uncurved counterpart, the Galaxy S6? Samsung has announced a media event for March 1 at this year’s Mobile World Congress, and it’s likely that the world will get its first look at the company’s new flagship products then. For actual release dates, though, the latest word has it that the Galaxy S6 will be launching around March 22, while the Galaxy S6 Edge will reportedly see release on April 19.
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