Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone creator, has unveiled new phones that aim to bring Samsung to the forefront of the cellphone industry.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which will be the first two Samsung phones to be predominantly made of metal and glass, additionally possesses a screen that curves to the left and the right, allowing people to be able to see the screen from both sides.
In addition to the physical changes to the phone, the Edge will include technology for mobile payment, perhaps out of a desire to match the iPhone’s Apple Pay in 2015.
In recent years, both Samsung and Apple have fought for the global dominance of the cell phone market with each design reflective of this competition. When Apple made a plus-sized iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung responded with its S6 and S6 Edge. When Apple started using metal frames, Samsung again followed suit, and recently, Samsung has incorporated the new ‘black glass” which was abandoned by Apple in favour of metal in its latest models.