Everything is better with a Plus. Don’t believe me? Hop in an Audi A8’s rear seat and then try an A8 L. Right? You know you love it. Also, clothes are more fun when larger. I defy you to prove that tight hipstery nonsense is somehow better for my circulation and/or general contentment.
But I digress.
Hot off the heels of a maybe-successful–maybe-not launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is now allegedly slated to release the S6 Plus, which we are required to tell you is not the Note 5.
The S6 Plus, model SM-G928 – code named Project Zero 2 – will reportedly sport a 5.4- or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED dual-edge curved display, like the S6 Edge, as well as 32GB of internal storage, a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, as well as 5 MP front camera and a 16 MP rear shooter.
For Note aficionados, the next iteration of what is arguably Samsung’s most consistently great phone will have a 2K or 4K non-curved screen, an octa-core Exynos 7422 processor, and the beloved S Pen.
So we’re looking at a difference of .2-.3 inches in screen size between the two models, which isn’t much. We’d normally assume the S6 Plus won’t have as high resolution a screen as the Note in keeping with the Note’s premium tier in the Samsung lineup, but the S6 Edge already has a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) screen, so there’s not much wiggle space between DPI.
One has to wonder whether iPhone 6 Plus sales have dinged Note 4 sales enough to cause Samsung to release what amounts to a larger, slightly juiced up S6 Edge without the extra bells and whistles of a Note.
Also, of course, we’re likely a few months out from the Note 5, so a nice and easy Plus release could satiate hungry Samsung devotees who just want more real estate.
To recap, we’re potentially looking at three phones of the following screen sizes: 5.1-inch, 5.5-inch, and 5.7-inch. Makes you miss the good ol’ days of 4-inch screens, right?