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Images of a Galaxy S6 edge Plus prototype sitting under a regular S6 edge pop up

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?


source: NoWhereElse

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Galaxy S6 edge+
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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51 Comments

Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So it sports the same Exynos 7420

QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO REMOVABLE BATTERY AND SD = FAIL

phoneddicted

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

THEN DONT TAKE THIS PHONE SAMSUNG NEVER FORCE U TO BUY IT THO SD CARD COULD MAKE THE PERFORMANCE DOWN BC THE'RE SLOW TO READING DATA AND WHO NEEDS REMOVABLE BATTERY IF U CAN GET BETTER TECHNOLOGY TO CHARGE UR PHONE!!! LOL SMARTPHONE IS ALL ABOUT TECHNOLOGY

PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Uhm, if you are speaking about image nr.3, where you can see the blue S6 Edge--- I'm doubtful about it. That might be the regular S6 Edge, because when looking at first image you can see the same blue S6 Edge being on top of a bigger gold S6 Edge, which is obviously the Plus model. Maybe they switched the color variants of S6 Edge Plus for exactly that photo, but I still believe that's the regular S6 Edge. Whatever, I won't be able to buy it anyways :D :(

BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Typical for Sammy: making fools of its consumers.

Teeeyoo

Posts: 99; Member since: Jul 13, 2013

Jst like what apple is doing?

marchulya

Posts: 56; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

not much bigger than regular but yeah 7420 is on board. great!

banglazbless

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

And what is wrong with that chip? The last time I check it's the best chip available right now. Should we call the exynos 7420 dated already?

alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

I think you misunderstood the upper comment. He's lad to see E7420 instead of SD808 inside.

alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

glad*

Mreveryphone

Posts: 1768; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My s6 edge still lags when coming out of apps... Takes 5 to 6 seconds to render the home screen and things get bottle necked when trying to do multiple things at a time. It seems that things aren't optimized for the beefy processor and ram... Hopefully everything on the note 5 will be a lot smoother. I'd hate to have to go back to LG and sell my gear s...

barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I think you may have an issue with yours mate, i have no lag when pressing the recent apps button like some have said & yes it does SOMETIMES re-draw the homescreen but always under a second. Have you tried clearing the cache by doing the power button/volume/ & home button menu?

Mreveryphone

Posts: 1768; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Crazy thing is my note 4 never did that and I have the same setup as my note 4 did. Maybe I have a bad unit but the note never lagged or got bottle necked like my s6 edge does. I never touched the cache on the note 4, I would just shut it down probably twice out of the month. I do the same with my s6 edge but after a couple days it bogs down again... Optimization is the key and I just don't think it's optimized for the hardware...

Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Did you ever try this on your Samsung Device:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTI_vKHXn3I If not it should speed up your device considerably. O.o

Mreveryphone

Posts: 1768; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Will give it a shot...

SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I believe any phone will lag under the right circumstances. My friend has an iPhone 6 Plus & with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Cyber Dust, Pintrest, Google Plus & all his other apps, texts, & emails. It lags very badly, so no phone is impervious, it's just when a you have a million things communicating & using resources all at the same time, it will make anything lag. It's just the nature of the beast.

Mreveryphone

Posts: 1768; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Right I get that but like I said in my other response I didn't get that with my Note 4...

darkkjedii

Posts: 30344; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It doesn't look to have an IR blaster. No blaster, no buy.

SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

In all seriousness, what do you use an IR Blaster for? I don't know why it's so important. Lately I keep reading that people are upset that the IR Blaster is not included.

VirtueParadoxx

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Some people actually use it for tech around there households, like DVR, Blueray players, Televisions, Air conditioners, the list goes on.

ph00ny

Posts: 1887; Member since: May 26, 2011

Universal Remote

Mreveryphone

Posts: 1768; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I use it all the time with my cable box and tv. I don't have to worry about different remotes...

SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

OK, that's kinda cool. I really only use my phone while I am out & about, when I get home I usually just put my phone down... When I get hope I like to unplug & relax, I am usually not on my phone until the next day, or if I go out.

SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

**home**

darkkjedii

Posts: 30344; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bro you should try it. It's a great feature.

darkkjedii

Posts: 30344; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My directv, tv, garage, and AC all work off my edge. Nuff said bro.

SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude the garage is a dope idea. Never even thought of that! Nice! +1

darkkjedii

Posts: 30344; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

To me the IR blaster has to be the single best feature. Try its uses out, I think you'll be hooked.

ph00ny

Posts: 1887; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not to mention it works better than my TV remote as a TV remote

IT-Engineer

Posts: 402; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Well after Samsung screwed me and other Note 4 owners by slow updates and no new TouchWiz for a flagship less than a year old. Guess what Sammy even though i like the S6 Edge plus and the Note 5 from the Leaks, i will not buy a Samsung phone again until you learn to treat your flagship customers right. I have been buying Samsung since 2010, no more. Now i gotta see what's good enough out there, LG or HTC, probably the Next Nexus phone, although i feel like trying Windows phone 10, but im still afraid. Any idea, anyone?

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