Galaxy S6 Rebirth: details are the devil for Samsung

With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge in Germany comes proof that Samsung needs to do something BRAND NEW with their Galaxy S lineup. Earlier this year – soon after the Galaxy Note Edge was announced – Samsung announced they'd be bringing the Note Edge to Germany. On one condition: they'd have to vote on it. More than 120,000 votes later and Samsung seems pleased – the device will indeed be heading for Deutschland in a single, full release this Autumn. But what's this got to do with the Galaxy S6?

The Galaxy Note Edge was revealed with some heavy question marks above the heads of the press. Why would Samsung release a device like this when their first curved-screen device, the Galaxy Round, was given such a tiny release?

Because, dear reader, we weren't ready for that technology in October of 2013 when the device was first released. Now with the Edge, we are.

Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S6 is rumored to be rolling with at this point in its development. Upgrades, yes, but still just a standard smartphone.

Display: ?-inch 2560 x 1440 (QuadHD, aka 2K)

Camera (back): 16-megapixel, OIS, 4K recording

Camera (front): 5-megapixel

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 inside USA, Exynos 7420 outside – both 64-bit

OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop

Storage: 32, 64, 128GB internal

Micro-SD: 128GB microSD/SDHC slot

Don't you want something more?

We're tired of flat screens, we're tired of the biggest innovations being software-based. We're tired of incremental updates, we're tired of buttons being moved to different locations on the phone. We're tired of minor camera boosts, we're tired of just butting up against the baseline.

It's time, Samsung. You have the cash, you have the fanbase, and you've set a precedent.

It's time for you to create something crazy.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 should be something like nothing we've ever seen before. It should take a risk, and it should do things we never expected a smartphone to do.

What do you say, readers? Is it time for Samsung to pull out all the stops?