- Set to come in standard and edge varieties when revealed on Sunday
- Galaxy S6 Edge will have curved screens on both sides
- Both handsets are expected to be unveiled in Barcelona in March
- Expected to include wireless charging and mobile payment system
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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is expected to appear in a radical Edge version with curved screens when it is unveiled on Sunday, while the standard version looks like an iPhone 6.
Leaks have shown the final design of Samsung’s handset following months of speculation. Both phones will be revealed at a special event in Barcelona before the Mobile World Congress begins there on Monday.
Samsung’s next Galaxy phones are, however, expected to be the first to support multiple standards on a built-in chip.
This means they will be more versatile to take advantage of public charging ports being introduced across retailers such as McDonalds and Starbucks.
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It will also beat main rival Apple to introducing the technology. Samsung surprised audiences at the Berlin-based trade show IFA in September when it unveiled its original curved device.
The screen was described by Samsung’s David Park at the event as working like a ‘ticker’, with notifications and news scrolling along it. The Galaxy Note Edge’s unique curved touchscreen provides quick access to frequently used apps and alerts.
The curved screen displays notifications at the top and bottom, while viewing a video without disruption, for example.
Earlier this month, in the face of stiff competition, and following a consecutive drop in profits, Samsung announced plans to curb the number of phones it makes each year.
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Instead of releasing handset after handset and saturating the market with Samsung devices, the firm has decided it needs to concentrate on making fewer handsets, better. The South Korean manufacturer is also expected to ramp up production of its remaining models so they can be sold more cheaply.