Inside Stories

A Galaxy S6 and a Galaxy S6 edge seen from above

Inside the design of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. Learn more about our inspirations and the technical challenges we faced in designing the Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge.

Form meets function with metal and glass

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge pair powerful technology with minimalist design. The combination of metal and glass keeps the front and back displays clean and simple, without any additional lines or partitions. The sturdy metal frame protecting the powerful interior is actually Al 6013, which is also used for planes, mountain bikes, windsurfing poles and other rugged outdoor gear.

Profile view of Galaxy S6 edge showing its layers of metal and glass

Popular and trendy colors

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge come in 4 colors each, from the popular White Pearl, Black Sapphire, and Gold Platinum, to the unique and trendy Blue Topaz for S6 and Green Emerald for S6 edge. Since we used glass on the back display for the first time, we were able to work with the characteristics of the glass itself, paying close attention to how the display looks different from all directions. We wanted the reflective structure to capture light and give the colors a jewel-like effect.

*Not all colours available in Canada

Galaxy S6s in different color stand side by side

Cutting-edge glass display on the Galaxy S6 edge

The Galaxy S6 edge is a purposeful design. We wanted to create something for people who like to stand out, so we used 3D glass-crafting techniques to create the dual-edge front display. This makes the visual content on the screen seem immersive and almost three-dimensional.

Galaxy S6 edge seen from above