In recent years, Samsung has been hit with a barrage of flak for releasing what some thought were too many largely indistinguishable variants of its Galaxy smartphones.
That’s not a criticism you could ever level at the Galaxy S6 Edge, though.
Granted, with a 20-megapixel camera and stripped down version of Samsung’s TouchWiz custom skin, its spec sheet is identical to the just-unveiled standard S6.
But that doesn’t change the fact that the Galaxy S6 Edge’s radical sloping dual screen layout, it looks like nothing else on the market and offers some genuinely novel ways to interact with your handset.
Better still, is that the S6 Edge is proof that some phone-makers are still prepared to break out from the ‘grey slab’ school of smartphone design and try something their hand at something more original.
But is different necessarily better? Or should we file the S6 Edge under ‘gimmicky’ and forget all about it?
We got touchy-feely with it at Mobile World Congress to find out.
What’s your take on the S6 Edge? Let us know in the comments section below