The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 EDGE were two very impressive handsets, arguably the best Android handsets we’ve tested in the last 12 months. But that doesn’t mean Samsung is done. No. According to reports there is another Galaxy S6 handset on the way –– the Galaxy S6 EDGE Plus.
The handset has leaked a couple of times before, but this is the first time we’ve got concrete (ish) details about how the handset will differ from the Galaxy S6 EDGE via @onleaks. According to the Twitter-based leaker, the Galaxy S6 EDGE Plus will feature a 5.5in display, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 CPU and, essentially, the same overall design as its predecessor.
How will this handset fit in with Samsung’s Note range? At 5.5in it is essentially the same size (save for 0.2in) as last year’s Note 4, meaning there will almost certainly be cross over and maybe even cannibalisation of Note 5 sales should this handset arrive around the same time as the Galaxy Note 5.
There are different ways to look at this device, though. One possibility is that the real selling-point of the Galaxy Note line hasn’t been the large screen-size at all, but rather its emphasis on features specific to stylus usage,” notes 9to5Google.
‘When offered the choice between one of these devices and one of comparable size that doesn’t make sacrifices to make room for that stylus and its essential software, would there be a sizable group of people to fit in both camps? A lot of people might view the stylus as gimmicky, but we already know from the popularity of other large-screened devices that there’s a tangible demand for those. By offering another device with a larger screen than the S6 and S6 Edge but without the stylus, Samsung could find a new market of customers to sell to.’
Another theory, following Samsung’s trademark of the S6 Note, is that Samsung will standardise its lineup under the “Galaxy S” brand, meaning its future lineup could look something like this:
Galaxy S6 Edge
Galaxy S6 Active
Galaxy S6 Note
Galaxy S6 Note Edge
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