Samsung trademarks Galaxy S6 EDGE+ name in the US, confirming rumors of a new model

Samsung trademarks Galaxy S6 EDGE+ name in the US, confirming rumors of a new model
By now, Samsung fans should know that each year yields two major smartphone releases for the company — one from both the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. This time around, however, we've been getting intel concerning two other high-end devices rumored to be speeding along the company's pipelines: the Galaxy S6 Plus and Galaxy S6 edge Plus. Now, the folks behind GalaxyClub report a sighting of a trademark application granting Samsung the rights over the 'S6 EDGE+' name in the US, adding credibility to the hush-hush project.

According to the files published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Samsung applied for ownership over the name on the 26th of June, and was granted the rights over it four days later, on the 30th. The name is specifically protected for use with smartphones, we noticed, and it's interesting that the name rights were granted with no special claims regarding font type, size, or color. That could mean that the rumor mill is right about the two devices being phablet-sized (either 5.5- or 5.7-inch, apparently), as the filing lists "S6 EDGE+" in all capital letters, while the original S6 edge has the latter part in lowercase. 

You can read more about the Galaxy S6+ and S6 EDGE+ here, but here's a quick summary: the only other details we have at this point are the size of the latter (6.08 x 2.98 x 0.26in (154.45 x 75.80 x 6.85mm)), and the suggestion that at least the S6+ will sport a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor instead of a home-made Samsung Exynos chip. We've already seen the SD8080 preform with the LG G4, and have found it to be a very decent, if inferior, alternative to the Exynos 7420 inside the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.

More as we get it!


source: USPTO via GalaxyClub

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27 Comments

1. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

So now Plus become +

13. rms.max

Posts: 95; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

S6 Edge + S6 Edge - s6 Edge * S6 Edge Divide Then ........ S6 Edge prime + - + ........................ S6 Edge ****

17. waddup121 unregistered

Edge Plus Divide to the power of 2

18. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO REMOVABLE BATTERY & SD = FAIL Offer both and I will buy ASAP.

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Why the hell would you trademark it LOL

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

So a certain company doesn't try and sue them for the "+" in the name would be my guess.

5. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Yea I know but suing a company just for "+" or "Plus" is funnny considering they have been doing it since 2011 or even before (Galaxy S Plus), 2012 HTC One X.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Well that didn't stop Apple last time

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. But remember, they tried to sue Amazon for something as generic as "App Store". They lost that one, but you get the picture.

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

App Store℠ is trademarked by Apple. "+" or "Plus" is not. http://www.apple.com/legal/intellectual-property/trademark/appletmlist.html

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE9680TT20130709?irpc=932 Apple still withdrew the lawsuit after their previous claim of false advertising was thrown out. They knew they wouldn't win on something so generic. Next, we are going to see Apple try and patent a rectangle. Oh wait....

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I still do not see a reason for Samsung to make a Galaxy S6 EDGE+ when they have the Note series. I hope one does not canabalize the sales of the other.

15. TerryTerius unregistered

The way I understand it, they're doing this because they didn't have a way to make a dual edged note that still had enough room for an s-pen. Which either means you will have the Galaxy Note 5, serving alongside the s6 EDGE+... Or in a decidedly Samsung move, they may have another note edge with a single curve like the previous one alongside the regular note 5 and S6 Edge+. Either way, I wouldn't be surprised.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. I just hope it doesn't canabalize sales, being that they will have two high end phablets on the market. Although, I suppose a good number of Note buyers do so for the S Penn, and the S6 EDGE + won't have one.

8. AdrianUniq

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

no way, now I need to choose, compare, think... Note5 and this one

9. romeo1

Posts: 807; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I think it's a shame of samsung to do something like this. Samsung had the best flagship release dates imo. 1 flagship phone and 1 flagship phablet a year. Also im not sure about the screen size as that is just note sized.

10. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Galaxy S6 Plus and Galaxy S6 edge Plus...just wow... like we all know both Samsung and Apple steal from each other (Samsung mostly in the early days, Apple mostly "android wise" now days) but its like they both have just given up on covering the fact they cant be bothered hiding the fact they got the idea from Apple. You have the most popular high-end Android phone... and even tho you named a phone plus in the past, its now claimed by Apple.. why follow Apple and go "!BACK!" to plus? why not something new and fresh like Galaxy S6 Note and Galaxy S6 edge Note or Galaxy S6 L and Galaxy S6 L.........If they do is regardless if Samsung did it first, the phone names will constantly be attacked for its name..Not a good start. It also seems like Samsung is trying to ride on Apple success with the "PLUS" name... seems real Lazy.

11. TerryTerius unregistered

Until you consider the fact that Samsung has been using plus in the titles of their phones since 2010 with the Galaxy S Plus. http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Samsung-Galaxy-S-Plus_id5372 Unless you're saying that Apple somehow deserves credit for time travel and phones that used the plus addendum to their titles four years before Apple ever did. Granted, that wasn't for a larger version of the Galaxy S. But the point is valid all the same.

12. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You meant Samsung time traveled and stole, right?

16. TerryTerius unregistered

.... No, I dont. Because they did it before Apple in the first place. That doesn't even make sense. Unless you were mocking the typical Apple fanboy response.

27. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Yes I know Samsung did it, and if someone says Samsung stole it then Samsung deserves credit of time travel because they came to 2014 (from 2011) saw what apple is going to use, went back and used. In your example you said apple twice. "Unless you're saying that Apple somehow deserves credit for time travel and phones that used the plus addendum to their titles four years before Apple ever did."

24. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Did you bother reading my post? I acknowledge Samsung Did it first.. but then dropped it.. Years later Apple picked it up and now using it as part of its flagship names... So why Go back to "Plus"? its in their past.. it just looks like Sammy is following Apple, after dropping "Plus" now adopting it again due to Apple success with it.

19. MEeee

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Samsung has at least 10 devices with the Plus, here is some of them. Galaxy S PLus Galaxy S II Plus Galaxy S5 Plus Galaxy Ace Plus Galaxy Star Plus Galaxy Mega Plus

25. Ahovking

Posts: 711; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Again try again Fagdroid.. I acknowledge Samsung Did it first. But what would happen if Apple used Note to replace to "Plus"? The phone name would be constantly attacked.. its lazy and it makes apple seem it has ran out of ideas and just following Samsung. This is making Samsung look lazy.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung sucks a$$ for this one. They bring out the s6 edge with beauty, guts, and terribl battery life...now a plus is coming. A lotta people will be putting their edge on Craigslist, and I'm one of em. Had they released both at the same time, no way would I choose the smaller one.

23. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Well if they use sd 808, I wouldn't even bother tbh. Either we get full specs of the s6 + bigger screen and battery or we say no to the s6+. I also hope there will be an ordinary version without the edge.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30830; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope it's the exact same design language.

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