Samsung's most recent flagships, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, were well received by its fans but the Korean tech giant is all set to add flavours to its line-up. If the latest rumours are to be believed, Samsung is going to launch a new Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
As the name suggests, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is going to be a bigger variant of the flagship. While it sides with those in love with big screen smartphones, the plus-size Galaxy S6 Edge has the potential to threaten the continued success led by Galaxy Note series.
Samsung is expected to release an Edge variant of Galaxy Note 5 later this year. Popular mobile tipster, Onleaks revealed on Twitter that Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will feature a 5.5-inch display, which closes the gap with the Galaxy Note 5 Edge, which is expected to come with a 5.89-inch display. As the rumours suggest, S6 Edge Plus will feature dual-sided curved edges along with a large USB Type-C port, Tech First Post reports.
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) June 19, 2015
— OnLeaks (@OnLeaks) June 20, 2015
But Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will likely favour the crowd that cannot afford the pricey Galaxy Note 5 Edge. The tech giant will slow down the processor among other specs to keep the cost of the device low, while sustaining the well-lauded design concept. According to a Forbes report, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will be powered by Snapdragon 808 SoC, which also powers LG's 2015 flagship G4 smartphone.
Detailed specs and release date of Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is yet to be determined but an earlier report had suggested that the handset will officially be released before the IFA in September. According to the report earlier this month, the mysterious handset is being worked under Project Zero 2 and is said to come with 32GB onboard storage, 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter.
Overall, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will be slightly bigger than Galaxy S6 Edge and slightly smaller than the unannounced Galaxy Note 5 Edge and less powerful than both the flagships in terms of specs.