Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus rumor round-up: supersize my phone!

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus rumor round-up: supersize my phone!
What is Samsung's next big move? Why, even five year olds know that it's the Galaxy Note 5, but over the past two months, we've been catching evidence of something more unusual in the making. Apparently, Samsung is once again exploring the screen size market niches this year, but rather than releasing a ho-hum Galaxy Grand n, it's straight up eye-balling its flagship fleet – the Galaxy S6 edge! Thus, by the end of summer, we might just as well end up with the brand new Galaxy S6 edge Plus. How so?! Well, this is precisely what our rumor round-up is going to tell you. 

Oh, and while we're talking big Samsung phones, don't forget to check out our huge Samsung Galaxy Note 5 rumor round-up!

Design


The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, first revealed by MKBHD

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+, first revealed by MKBHD

Samsung devices don't usually leak in full until the very last hours before their announcement. So at first, the little we had to work with was a spy photo of a phone referred to as the Galaxy S6 Plus, exclusively revealed to the world by MKBHD. However, it seems like the device he showed us was actually the Galaxy S6 edge Plus. There isn't going to be a Samsung Galaxy S6 plus, looking at the lack evidence to support its existence. We must also point out that the phone might end up with its model name stylized as S6 edge+.

Moving along with the leaks, a purported render of the Galaxy S6 edge Plus was published by @OnLeaks on Twitter. As the name implies, the phone looks like an oversized Galaxy S6 edge. No surprises here. According to Samsung's market intelligence, apparently this is what everyone wants.

@OnLeaks, which we consider a reliable source, said that the Galaxy S6 edge Plus has the exact dimensions of 6.08 x 2.98 x 0.26in (154.45 x 75.80 x 6.85mm). This suggests that the upcoming Galaxy could have a 5.5-inch display, not a 5.7-inch one (as previously rumored). Even if the screen size may not be accurate, the S6 edge Plus is obviously taller and wider than the regular S6 edge, which measures 5.59 x 2.76 x 0.28in (142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm) and has a 5.1-inch display.

UPDATE: Below we've included some of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ renders that have leaked so far. Four of these are CAD renderings comparing the handset against the yet-unannounced Galaxy Note 5 and the regular Galaxy S6 edge. 

While we're at it, we have to point out that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is likely adopt many of the design traits of its 5.1-inch sibling. As the S6 edge, the edge+ is expected have an internal battery behind a non-removable back cover. A microSD card slot can't be seen on the new device either.  




Hardware


Rumors are light on the hardware side of things, but at least we've got some fairly convincing bits of information. Word is, the Galaxy S6 edge Plus will sport a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, just like the one in the LG G4. The rest, however, will probably stay the same – 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of minimum storage, a 16 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front cam. No S-Pen functionality or other Samsung phablet-specific features have been mentioned anywhere. As far as software upgrade rumors go, all we got is the addition of RAW photography.

UPDATE: Earlier rumors about the hardware specs of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ may have been way off track. Instead of a Snapdragon 808, more recent leaks are pointing at an Exynos 7420 SoC, alongside 3 or 4 gigs of RAM. 32GB of base on-board storage are expected, along with 64- and 128-gig options to compensate for the lack of a microSD card slot. The battery is said to boast 3,000mAh of capacity.

Announcement and availability


UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is extremely likely to be unveiled on August 13 at an official Samsung Unpacked event. That's what we can say with confidence, looking at the invitation for the said event. A release is expected soon after, before the year's third quarter is out. Naturally, the Galaxy S6 edge+ will be more expensive than its 5.1-inch counterpart. Folks in Europe will have to set aside 799.99 euros for the basic 32 GB model, according to leaks.

We're invited to the Samsung Unpacked event on August 13, where the Galaxy S6 edge+ may be announced

We're invited to the Samsung Unpacked event on August 13, where the Galaxy S6 edge+ may be announced


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32 Comments

1. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Nice work Samsungarena

4. waddup121 unregistered

SamsungARENAAAAA

2. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Get some damn focus Samsung. I can't imagine it's profitable to make so many devices that are so close to each other spec-wise.

6. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

They make many devices similar spec'd? Ahh no.. you have lower to mid to flagship range devices that don't have the same specs.. unless you're talking about apple that use the same specs for years now then yes.

12. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

S6, S6 edge, S6+, S6 Edge+, S6 active, Note 5 and possible Note 5 edge are all too similar. I realize they all have their place in a very small niche, but I'm just questioning the profitability of it all. for Tier 2 phones you have all sorts of Galaxy J, alpha, Core Prime. Galaxy mini's, Galaxy Avant and many of them for the same carrier. I'm not bashing Samsung, I have an S6 and I love it. I just don't see room in the market for '+' phones.

32. rbbnice07

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

You're just making phones up now lol

5. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Why use a hexacore when the normal s6 variant uses the exynos 7420? It's a straight downgrade for the same phone just bigger..

11. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

edit: replied to wrong person

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Please please please, be real.

14. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Just curious why would you buy this over a Note 5?

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'd have to see them both in actuality, but the edge design is the most beautiful I've ever seen on a phone.

17. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I understand. Samsung dropped the ball and rushed the Note 4 edge to production imo. The S6 edge is how the Note 4 edge should have been. I wonder if they will make a Note 5 edge as well?

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30875; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm kinda wondering if the s6 edge plus will be it.

9. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Put the new sd 620 instead of the 808.

10. alaw.14

Posts: 425; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I doubt they will use a sd 808. They are not stupid to downgrade it. They might use something like an enhanced exynos 7420, more efficient and clocked higher with maybe 4 gigs of ram. Who knows? Just wait until it happens.

13. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Sd 808 = no buy

15. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

And what if they include the microSD?? They would have the physical space, won't they?? Dreams can come true...

18. suneeboy

Posts: 201; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Its crazy how monikers and branding have followed Apple in the last year or so. "Pay", "Plus", "mini".

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wow! I will be so pissed if Samsung releases a Plus size of the S6 Edge. If they were going to do this, they should have announced it with the S6 release. They could have demoed a larger device and said we plan to release it to public in the later part of summer and I would have certainly waited because I would have preferred a larger device after having used the Note for the past 3 models. if this happens I will need to sell my S6 Edge for at least $600 and then pay it off and start over with buying a new model. To do this now would not be a good move. They could have introduced all 4 models as the new S6 family of devices with 2 being at 5.1 and 2 being at 5.whatever.

21. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Just wait for the note 5, will be much better and always is (much more functionality) honestly does it matter that you get an extra .4 inches of screen maybe to justify selling and buying again considering that specs are same but has a worse processor.

22. JayBEE

Posts: 177; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

If this is true, this is giving me hope that the next Note will have SD card support. (I'm not holding my breath nor betting the farm on this!) :)

23. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

It was tough getting through the entire article with the countless (and expected) spelling and grammatical errors. How are these PA writers still employed?

24. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

It would be a bit original to hear if it is named as S6 Note and S6 edge Note.

25. TAMARO

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

I wonder if this means that Samsung will use these devices to provide the new design language on a bigger screen...but then keep the Note series with a different design. Kinda like S5 and Note 4 were different design-wise.

26. alouden unregistered

I was about to scream at Samsung (more phones, over saturation, etc), but I think it makes some sense. For those who want the larger screen phone without the added Note functionality, these phones would be ideal.

27. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

honestly, it's probably gonna be a galaxy s6 LTE-A or like a m9+ where it's only in certain markets

28. gaming64 unregistered

I've seen too many Edges.

29. nycTech33

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 05, 2015

For the sake of my job, I won't say where. But my samsung rep came into my store yesterday and I held both the note 5 and the s6 edge plus. Retractable S Pen on the Note 5 is pretty cool. No SD or removable battery. No change in camera specs from the s6. A slight bump in processing. (Samsung rep was unsure about exact specs but that's what he said) . The S6 edge + is nice as well. You can now put apps instead of favorites on the side screen. I don't think the regular s6 edge does this yet? Both screens are amazing.

30. summerofsam

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

f**kin ell i'm salivating here.

31. summerofsam

Posts: 60; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

God give me strength in this hour of need!

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