Images of a Galaxy S6 edge Plus prototype sitting under a regular S6 edge pop up
Word on the street is that Samsung is prepping not one, but two new phablets for release in the next month or two. We, of course, have the Galaxy Note 5, typically released in September, but rumors have it the South Korea company is also working on a Galaxy S6 edge Plus variant, which is expected to feature a 5.5-inch (or larger) display.
This is not just empty rumors, or at least it would appear so judging by the number of CAD renderings and supposed prototype imagery that have leaked in the last month or so. Just today, serial leakster @OnLeaks, who has a splendid track record so far, teased three new images of the S6 edge Plus — two showing the phablet sitting under a regular S6 edge, and another giving us a look at what AnTuTu sees powering the unit.
Consistent with rumors so far, the Galaxy S6 edge Plus is looking pretty much identical to the S6 edge, save for a displaced microphone hole and the larger body. Interestingly enough, the infrared blaster on the S6 edge seems to have failed to make the cut with the S6 edge Plus, so future buyers might not be able to control home electronics using the device. As for the specs captured by AnTuTu, they're true to what we've been told so far: a Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution display, an octa-core, 64-bit Exynos 7420 processor, and a Mali-T760 GPU from ARM. We've also heard a 16-megapixel main camera, a 3,700 mAh battery, and 32GB of non-expandable storage being mentioned in the past, but we obviously can't be sure that'll be the case.
Do you think Samsung will attack the phablet market with two separate devices that could easily end up cannibalizing sales of each other? Or do you reckon there'll be sufficient differentiating factors between the two to drive overall demand for Samsung phablets?