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New images show Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, and a glimpse of a familiar TouchWiz

Samsung did a slightly better job keeping the Galaxy S6 under wraps, but just like HTC, the Korean giant is now seeing its surprise ruined by revealing last-minute leaks.
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February 26, 2015

Samsung did a slightly better job keeping the Galaxy S6 under wraps, but just like HTC, the Korean giant is now seeing its surprise ruined by revealing last-minute leaks.

Yesterday, an XDA user began posting images of what seems to be the Galaxy S6 – the device in the images features a metallic frame, a glass back, and the same camera and flash modules we’ve seen in numerous leaks so far.

Now the same source provided two images that show the Galaxy S6 and its curved screen variant, the Galaxy S6 Edge, side by side.

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From these shots alone, it seems that the two edges of the Galaxy S6 won’t be as pronounced as that on the Note Edge. The primary role of the curved sides seems to be to offer a unique design twist, rather than to add functionality like on the Note Edge. Notice how there is no side panel like on the Note Edge, though Samsung may take advantage of the sides in other ways.

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The images also give us a brief glimpse at the user interface of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It looks like Samsung opted to keep the familiar aesthetic of TouchWiz, at least when it comes to the home screen. It remains to be seen if there are more significant changes in other areas of the UI. Samsung reportedly drastically cut down the number of pre-loaded apps on the new Galaxy S6, and worked to speed up and optimize TouchWiz.

Unless the XDA leaker puts out a more detailed look at the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, we may have to wait until Sunday for more details. We’ll keep an eye on the thread, but meanwhile, tell us what you think of these shots.