Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to be launched globally, Galaxy Note 5 might be sold only in select markets

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to be launched globally, Galaxy Note 5 might be sold only in select markets
According to recent rumors, Samsung is getting ready to announce two new high-end, extra-large handsets: the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Both are expected to be officially unveiled on August 13, bringing plenty of common features, but also key differences.

The Korea Herald today has it that Samsung may plan to allocate more marketing resources to the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, which should be released globally. At the same time, the Galaxy Note 5 might be launched only in select markets, including the US, South Korea, and other countries where sales of previous Notes have been strong.

Reportedly, a Samsung official recently declared that "talks with global mobile carriers to release the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus" were almost finalized, while details about the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 have "not yet been decided."

The Korea Herald says that, by launching the S6 Edge Plus globally and the Galaxy Note 5 only in select regions, Samsung wants to "avoid another cannibalization between its two similar products after its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge gobbled up each other's market shares." However, this so-called cannibalization is, most probably, a non-issue for Samsung, as long as both the regular S6 and the S6 edge are selling well (and they do).

Earlier this year, Samsung struggled to keep up with demand for the Galaxy S6 edge, apparently failing to predict its success. Perhaps that's why the company is now looking to concentrate more on the S6 Edge Plus than on the Note 5. Of course, it remains to be seen if that's what Samsung is indeed planning to do.

The Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus could feature 5.7-inch Quad HD displays, Exynos 7420 processors, 4 GB of RAM, and 16 MP rear cameras. Only the Note 5 will have a stylus pen, though, while the S6 Edge Plus' differentiating feature should be its dual-curve screen - similar to the screen of the Galaxy S6 edge that's already available to buy around the world.

Not long ago, we've seen photos that allegedly show both the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 - check them out below.


source: The Korea Herald

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Galaxy Note 5
  • 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(22h 3G talk time)
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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40 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Id like S6 Edge plus but Note 5 kaida has bigger appeal

15. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Those pics are taken from an iPhone.. worst quality photos clicked from iPhone..

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man shut up.

23. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Agreed. This is about the note 5 and this guy thinks about the iPhone first.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly! Constantly trying to start flame wars. Get I grip.

36. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Just admit it. Those pics are taken from an iPhone 6. You can clearly see the reflection. And the quality is worst i have seen. looks similar to pics taken from Nokia 6600.

38. dmh0284

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

They look like they were compressed either intentionally or unintentionally in a crappy way.

40. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

She's in hurry to take picture because they need to put in the production area and that's why it's blured.

39. AlbertAribe

Posts: 168; Member since: Jun 21, 2014

It doesn't matter dude. One way of proved that iPhone is the very popular to anyone like me and them. If she work in Samsung, why she can't use the S6/Edge?

26. almostdone

Posts: 448; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I hope the Note 5 has a big battery.

2. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I'm waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Active.

4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Whats the point in making rugged 6inch phone? If you want rugged get regular s6 active..

5. InsertUsernameHere

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 31, 2014

He was being sarcastic.

6. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I know, but still nobudy wants a 6inch rugged phone in their pocket

21. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Look at that fu***n name. LOL!

13. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Next year there will be a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Edge Plus Active Mini

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm waiting for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus Active Mini Mega.

22. Gorilla

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

You forgot Sport, Prime, Grand and some others

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31104; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol Samsung is known for its variants. Seriously though, I'm waiting to see these new flagships.

27. willard12 unregistered

Constantly trying to start flame wars. Get I grip.

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

So they decided to release the stylus and non curved screen to markets where previous Note sales were strong, but release the dual curved screen version of the same phone globally? Really? Thats an odd marketing strategy. So when people didn't purchase a Note it was because it HAD a stylus? So removing it, and curving the screen make it more appealing? Sorry not for me, I'd rather be able to use those parts of my screen for video rather than a gimmicky curve.

9. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

You'd rather"use those parts of your screen then gave them taken up by gimmicky curves"?.. too bad the "gimmicky curves " start past where the conventional screen ends dumb ass.. it's going over the sides that were previously UNUSED by the screen. Move on tard

34. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You haven't used a note edge, or a s6 edge, text wrapping sucks on the phone that hit that edge, and the camera shutter button oplaceplaced on the edge sucks balls. As for watching vids, have you tried to watch vids on an edge device and NOT get glare hitting the edge? Talking like you know what you are talking about.

7. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Can't wait

8. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Less availability for the Note 5 probably means even slower updates. If that's the case I think I'm going to pass.

10. HighOnAndroidFTW

Posts: 185; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

Less availability? .. man people apparently CANNOT read. It didn't say it would be limited quantities or anything of the sort, just simply that they would sell it in TARGETED areas where previous note sales were strong.

11. harvardale

Posts: 51; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

That's not what I meant. If the S6 Edge Plus is global and the Note 5 is not then the S6 Edge Plus updates will most likely take precedence over the Note 5. In the case, the S6, S6 Edge, and S6 Edge Plus will more than likely all get updates quicker than the Note 5.

29. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Note updates are always slower due to the spen software addon

12. platon09

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

What the f..K in selected market. Give the note 5 to the World. By the way where is the New note 10.1... Come on samsunG

19. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

Targeted Note 5 sales seem like a joke. I would believe in S6 Edge Plus limited sales rather than Note's.

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