Note 5 and S6 edge Plus may cannibalize each other, as August release is tipped again
After the rumors that Samsung is pulling the Note 5 unveiling forward were shot down by J.K. Shin himself, it seems that there might have been a change of heart, after all. Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Samsung is still planning to hold a Note 5 announcement next month, instead of the usual IFA expo timeframe, which this year goes into September. The WSJ story cites only one source, though, plus it's not clear if the earlier unveiling will still be around mid-August, as tipped earlier, or towards the very end of the month, which won't be that far off from the IFA expo opening on September 4th anyway.
Now, more sources have apparently confirmed for Korean media that Samsung has indeed pulled the Note 5 announcement for August, but the concern is that this is the same month when the rumored Galaxy S6 edge Plus was supposed to be unveiled. The S6 edge Plus is expected to be a larger, 5.7" variation of the edgy flagship, while the Note 5 would set itself apart with the S Pen stylus functionality.
The problem, according to local analysts, is that the two handsets are expected to sport the same or very similar screen diagonals, both with 2K resolution, and might cannibalize each other's sales, rather than make a headstart against the iPhone 6s Plus that will be released about a month later. What do you think, could this eventual Samsung strategy for announcing the Note 5 earlier alongside an S6 edge Plus backfire in the end?