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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus: What’s the difference vs Galaxy S6 Edge?

Samsung’s next big smartphone release, nicknamed the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, is launching later today. But how will this mighty phablet compare with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is an upcoming phablet-sized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, boosting the original phone’s screen from a 5.1-incher to a slightly-more-mighty 5.5-incher, if the leaks are to be believed. It’ll still be a Super AMOLED display and we’re expecting the same Quad HD resolution too.

Elsewhere, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus looks to switch the processor from its own Exynos effort to a Snapdragon 808 chip. While the 808 is still powerful enough to handle multi-tasking and the latest games (it’s the same bit of tech found in the LG G4), it doesn’t benchmark as highly as the Exynos chip found in the S6 and S6 Edge. Could Samsung’s decision to swap be a cost-cutting exercise, or perhaps a supply issue?

If Samsung is cutting costs for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the cameras don’t give any clues. Leaks reveal the same 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel snappers will be present in the new Samsung phone, although perhaps the tech will be trimmed back in other areas.

And early reports show that the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus won’t rock an S Pen stylus, despite that bigger screen. Good plan, as it would be too easy to confuse with the Note range otherwise and the Galaxy Note 5 is launching at the exact same time.

We’ll bring you full news of the S6 Edge Plus’ launch live from Samsung’s Unpacked event, which kicks off at 4pm UK time today.

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