Photos of a dummy Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ handset have emerged ahead of its anticipated August arrival.
Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and its launch partner the S6 Edge are still grabbing headlines and turning heads left, right and centre, but the company’s second pair of top tier handsets are just around the corner and this latest leak gives us our first glimpse at the lesser-known, more curvaceous of the two.
Recent reports informed us of Samsung’s plans to pull its next Galaxy Note launch event forward to August 12th to avoid losing traction amidst Apple’s upcoming major phone announcement in September, but until now we thought we would only see a single handset when the curtain lifted.
Whilst hints of a secondary device were on our radar, we hadn’t upgraded them from hearsay to rumour, but now we’re raising the bar to full blown leak. Just as last year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launched alongside the more exotic Galaxy Note Edge, it looks as though this year’s Note 5 will take to the stage alongside a similarly sized Galaxy S6 Edge variant dubbed the S6 Edge+.
Shots of a dummy handset, potentially intended for accessory makers or retail stores has appeared in leaked in a series of photos alongside the current Galaxy Note 4 from German site AllAboutSamsung.de.
The Edge+ looks like a scaled up S6 Edge in that the dual curve display is far less pronounced than last year’s Note Edge and as such, is unlikely to bring any dramatically new functionality to the table. The design also appears to forgo an S Pen stylus, so despite featuring a similarly sized 5.7-inch display, it appears to be intended for fingers and nothing more.
There’s little else we’ve heard about hardware variations, with the same Exynos 7420 chipset, 32GB of inbuilt storage, 16 and 5-megapixel rear and front-facing cameras respectively and Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out the box.
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