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Double-edged sword: Samsung's curved Galaxy S6 Edge (pictures)

Subtle rounding on both sides lends this S6 variation some symmetry -- and a way for lefties to play along.

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Dual-curved Galaxy S6 Edge debuts

Following in the footsteps of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung launches a variant of the Galaxy S6 that sports similar curves.

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A tale of two Edges

The S6 Edge, left, has two curves versus the Note Edge's more aggressive right-hand dive.

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Which is which?

From the front, the S6 Edge looks almost identical to the S6, except for the slight curves on both sides of the screen.

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Lefties, this one's for you

It differs from the Note Edge in the fact that its rounded left edge is friendly to southpaws, too.

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From the top

Unlike the S6, the S6 Edge has its SIM card tray at the phone's head.

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Subtler bend

The S6's curve is shallower than the Note Edge's.

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Pleasing shape

I think the rounded display gives the phone a more organic look and feel.

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Side view

The S6 Edge is a hair chubbier than the Galaxy S6.

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Different profiles

The Galaxy S6, top, has its SIM card holder on its spine. Not so for the S6 Edge, which carries it up top.

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Emerald glow

Samsung is making the S6 Edge in four colors with highly reflective backings. Emerald green is the most unusual, next to gold. It also comes in white and black.

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Clad in (green) glass

Gorilla Glass covers the back of the GS6 Edge. This is the emerald green version.

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Green with envy?

Unless the light hits it just right, the green S6 Edge can look black.

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Pocket size?

The 5.1-inch Galaxy S6 Edge won't squeeze comfortably into smaller pockets, but it's smaller than the 5.7-inch Note Edge.

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Now with wireless charging

Samsung will sell its own wireless charging pad for the Qi-compatible S6 and S6 Edge.

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Not just Samsung's

You'll be able to use other pads too.

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Your five closest friends

You can stick the display's edge with up to five designated contacts.

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Edge display up close

The contacts appears as bubble heads.

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Smile!

Here's a view of the camera viewfinder with the oncreen controls.

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Simpler layout

Samsung has condensed its camera controls into a secondary menu.

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Videos and specs

Watch hands-on video and read up on even more specs in CNET's full reviews of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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