It is, without a doubt, one of the most stylish smartphones ever designed. Samsung’s Galaxy S6 – including, of course, the S6 Edge – is as beautiful as they come and truly a sight to behold.
The slim device – one of the slimmest ever made by the company – is made out of metal and glass and exudes a luxuriousness that has not really been seen by a mass-produced, high end model.
What is it about the smartphone that seems all at once new and familiar? Well, it would have something to do with water. Yes, you are thinking, that makes sense.
Well, indeed, as Samsung’s vice president of mobile design Lee Min-hyuk recently revealed in an interview with ZDNet Korea, water was the main inspiration for this utterly gorgeous device.
"Our inspiration behind the design was water. Water is pure and malleable in colour and depth," he said.
"We wanted to incorporate materials that looked organic, for authenticity, and that is how we chose glass. Glass, even when it is at its thinnest, can express depth, in our view, and was the perfect solution."
There is, therefore, something sim about this smartphone, which is some feat because it gives technology a more natural outlet, look and feel.
This device is also about making sure that beauty does not compromise on functionality, and, as the expert noted in his interview with the news provider, the Galaxy S6 is about “essence … beauty meets purpose”.
We imagine that this seminal smartphone has given Apple some food for thought over its own direction with its groundbreaking iPhone.
While certainly the sixth edition is an evolution on the design, against the Samsung’s latest offering, it has plenty to chew over.
So, there you have it, the inspiration behind one of the most stylish smartphones is water. Who would have thought that?