Both devices share largely the same hardware specifications, including a new eight core Exynos chipset, 3GB of RAM and a 16 megapixel primary camera. They even have the same 5.1 inch Super AMOLED display up front, with a smashing QHD resolution, packing in more pixels per inch than any rival at the moment.
Where the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge differ from one another is the way that the screens are configured. The former has a standard, flat panel display, while the latter has a screen that curves over either edge, giving it a slightly convex look.
The spilling of the display over the sides is an extension of what Samsung attempted with the Galaxy Note 4 Edge, so it will be interesting to see whether consumers are interested in this new approach to handset design.
With a metal chassis and lots of glass featuring in the Galaxy S6, people who have clamoured for a more stylish approach from Samsung will be satisfied.