Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus OnLeaks image 001

It is no secret that Samsung has taken quite a beating on the high-end since last fall’s release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. According to the latest in the rumor-mill, which comes from the blog Sam Mobile and serial tech leaker @OnLeaks, an unreleased jumbo-sized Galaxy phone is about to increase pressure on Apple’s 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus.

According to a purported render that leaked earlier this morning, the tentatively named ‘Galaxy S6 Edge Plus’ will keep the industrial design largely unchanged but have a screen measuring between 5.5 and 5.7 inches diagonally.

It’s hard to tell from the renders as anyone can scale up the official press shots, but the device appears to be both taller and wider than the original S6 Edge, measuring approximately 155mm wide, 76mm tall and 6.85mm deep.

That’s at least what smart people were able to gather from the leaked render. For what it’s worth, the founder of Sam Mobile commented on Twitter that “our source claims 5.7 inches.”

If you think the leaked render top of post depicts a regular Galaxy S6 Edge, here’s a better comparison photo, courtesy of Italian website HDBlog.it.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 Edge Plus render HDBlog.it001

Granted, it could very likely have been a poorly done Photoshop job.

The pretty reliable blog called Sam Mobile, along with other sources, has it on good authority that the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus will have the following:

  • It will have a 5.7-inch screen, just like the Note 4.
  • The screen will be curved on both sides, just like the Galaxy S6 Edge.
  • It will come preloaded with Android 5.1.1.
  • The bottom microphone appears to have been swapped to the opposite side.
  • The volume button size has changed and the rocker slightly repositioned.
  • The Home button appears to be smaller.
  • It will fix an issue which causes apps to load slowly and crash on both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge due to problems with memory management.
  • Yes, it will be called the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Whether or not the device will be powered by the Samsung Exynos chips that are in the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, or driven by a six-core Qualcomm processor, is anyone’s guess at this point.

What we do know is that Samsung is well-known for producing a seemingly endless stream of various form-factor editions of its smartphones.

That being said, and given the latest iPhones totally stole Samsung’s thunder, I’m definitely expecting them to release this device sooner than later and run a new series of Apple-mocking ads boasting about its larger-than-iPhone screen.

As for when the South Korean giant might release the rumored handset, we don’t know yet. If I had to make an educated guess, I’d say the annual IFA mobile conference in Berlin, where Samsung typically launches new Notes though some rumors point to a late June debut.

IFA 2015 runs September 4—9.

Source: Sam Mobile, @OnLeaks

  • Ray Pereyra

    But I thought the S6 and S6 Edge were selling like hot cakes.

    • Hi

      Simple equation: Samsung products + people = no sale + no gains = Samsung copy Apple = Samsung pay Apple = Apple on top + Lots of sales (for Apple) + Lots of gains (for Apple)

      • coLin

        It is no shame to say that Samsung is offering us what Apple refused to offer: an iPhone with Android on it

    • TJ

      they probably were at launch, which is to be expected. But lately I’ve been seeing price drops and deals on the S6 so to me that indicates it’s not selling as well as they’d like. Scamsung always start to drop prices to entice customers when sales start to decline.

      • Dhoklastellar Fafda®™

        its the standard i6 copy, I mean the s6 which is losing steam already. Hence the price drops. The Edge is still selling at a premium.

      • Eisenhorn1976

        That’s pretty standard for Samsung phones.

        My gadget dealer always tells me to come back after 2 to 3 months if I want to get the latest Sammy devices at much more reasonable prices. I suspect Samsung does this because it prefers to move it inventory as opposed to keeping its margins high.

        iPhones tend to stick to their original prices for much longer.

  • Inseltraeumer

    Ok, now it’s getting ridiculous. Again.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      For the 80th time!

    • Benedict

      Lol… As if Samsung has no 5,5″ devices before! You are so lost in your own world that you didn’t even realized that Apple needed years to understand that people want bigger phones! But, no, of cause Apple never has to adapt from others… Never.. Except some dozens of times..

      • Inseltraeumer

        I was aiming more at the name. If they’re calling their bigger model “blah blah plus”. I actually don’t give a shit about the whole Apple v Sansung thing. Everyone has to make up their own mind, and at the end of the day, it’s just a piece of technology that I couldn’t care less about. I’m a bit concerned that such topics even exist. Other people have real problems, actually.

      • Eisenhorn1976

        Then what are you doing commenting on a special-interests site like IDB? By your own admission, you have matters of greater import to concern yourself with.

      • Inseltraeumer

        I need distractions from the severity of my life’s problems sometimes 🙂 The point I tried to make was just that I don’t care as much about the whole debate as you appeared to think

      • Kurt

        Apple copied Samsung with the Plus naming. It was used by Samsung 12 times with phones and I don’t know how many times with Tablets but there you go. Everyone copies Apple even though, Samsung used the Plus in their phones 12 times haha

      • Inseltraeumer

        In that case I’ll eat my words 🙂

      • Rowan09

        Why are they increasingly the size on the S6 Edge as if it’s not already a phablet? They have the Note Edge which is now basically the same phone without a stylus. Dude if you don’t call this plain copying I don’t know what it is.

      • trumpet444

        There’s no way that you’ve seen an S6 Edge in person if you’re calling it a “phablet”.

      • Rowan09

        Definition of a phablet is a phone with 5″ or greater screen and the S6 Edge has a 5.1″ screen.

      • Eisenhorn1976

        It used to be the case that 5″ phones were phablets (i.e. the Dell Streak, which is credited as the ‘original’ phablet) but now 5″ is the standard for smartphones, especially among flagship devices.

        To wit, the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Nexus 5 all had displays that were around 5″ or so when they were launched in late 2013/early 2014 — those devices were never considered phablets and were made to compete head-to-head with the iPhone 5/5s.

        The S6 and M9, which are Samsung’s and HTC’ successors for their popular flagships are by no means phablets either. In fact, their general footprint (case + display) is closer to earlier devices like the S2 and HTC Sensation and they are similarly-sized to the iPhone 6.

        Meanwhile, Google’s Nexus 6, which is technically the successor to the Nexus 5, is a phablet with a ~6″ display.

        In my view, the new phablet standard is at least 5.5″ but the Wikipedia entry for Phablets suggests it’s for devices with at least 5.3″.

        The Wiki entry makes sense because one can argue that the ‘phablet’ phenomenon really caught on with the original Samsung Galaxy Note, which had a 5.3″ display. In fact, some sites tend to label the Note (incorrectly, I might add) as the original phablet and credit Samsung with inventing the category — although there were certainly devices with slightly smaller displays that came before (QED).

        It’s interesting to note that the Galaxy S2, which was Sammy’s smartphone flagship in the same year that the Note was released, had a 4.3″ display — so the Note was an inch bigger diagonally.

        The funny part is that the current Note flagship — the Note 4, is not that much bigger, in-hand, than the original Note. it’s all about shrinking the bezels and making the device thinner.

        It really wouldn’t surprise me if we get to 6.5″ as the standard phablet size in a few years with the device not being much bigger (if all all) than the current generation of phablets. Standards evolve over time.

      • Kurt

        Apple copied first the size, the Name of PLUS as it was used by samsung 12 times. Will you deny Apple is copying? Of course you will.

      • :D

        As if ‘plus’ is some sort of revolutionary name that nobody but Samsang can come up with

      • Kurt

        Nope, but why is Apple fanboys saying Samsung copied when they used it 12 times prior?

      • Rowan09

        Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus is one of the many variants of S5 phones, it’s not a Plus size S5 as its 5.1 just like the standard S5. The name isn’t really my big issue even though it’s obvious they are using it due to Apple having success with the 6 and 6+, but the fact they might be making a S6 Edge Plus when the Note Edge is the S6 Plus if you ask me. Samsung didn’t create a phone size while they did make it popular they were not the first and only carrier making a big phone. Dell did it first then HTC, then Samsung.

      • Kurt

        No one called dell streak a phablet. The made 4.3” phones popular. Apple is copying Samsung left and right.

      • Rowan09

        Right because Samsung came up with the name. I said Dell made the first “phablet” and HTC with the HD1 and 2 for a big screen phone then Samsung followed. You named Plus Samsung variants which is just another name of the same or similar device specifically with the S5 Plus which is the same size as the S5. I’m saying Samsung is now moving from using Mega to define its bigger device to now Plus due to Apple, it’s a smart move with the name, but dumb for the Note series.

  • pizentu

    I left Apple for Samsung when Apple refused to release a larger screen. I returned to Apple when Samsung refused to have larger storage.

    • George

      Sad that you got your larger screen with 1gb of ram, how are those safari refreshes feeling on a 900$ phone?

      • stylesbeyond

        they feel super fast? i guess you don’t own a iPhone shame android is junk and not optimized evan a decent amount thats why its got that useless so called quad core and 3gb ram still sucks

      • Benedict

        Oh OK.. That’s why multiscreen runs perfect on an Android device from 2012 but only on the fastest iPad air 2. iOS must be very optimized! Lol
        You know I waited for Apple to adapt features like this. Like iOS is designed for (fast) nonsimultaneous use, heavy performance issues will occur.
        By making statements like this it’s clear you don’t know what you are talking about…

      • Eisenhorn1976

        I suspect Apple is intentionally limiting split-screen to the iPad Air 2 not because of hardware deficiencies (i.e. RAM) but because it wants to keep it as a key selling point for the Air 3/Mini 4/iPad Pro.

        In that sense, I am almost certain there’ll be a JB tweak that lets non-iPad Air 2 models run split-screen. If you go back over the history of the iPhone (and even OSX), there have been instances when Apple have claimed that certain features were excluded for older devices because of hardware or ‘user experience’ concerns — only for the JB or hacking communities to prove them wrong with clever tweaks. Time will tell.

        In any case, I don’t see the point of bringing up split-screen, which is a tablet feature anyway, when @stylesbeyond does make a valid point: the 6+ does run acceptably smoothly. I have an unlocked/rooted Note 4 and I wouldn’t say it’s much better than my iPhone 6+. They’re both excellent devices. This whole Android vs. iOS thing is getting really old.

      • smtp25

        Limited apps support multiple screen

      • Benedict

        Oh ok.. so that took 3 years…
        The point is, it supports multiwindow back then. Also, other ROMs with multiwindow had no app limit.

      • Andrew

        You’re ignorant, hypocritical and obsessed with bashing Apple on iDownloadblog. Get off of here. We don’t need people like you.

      • George

        Yeah keep telling yourself that buddy.

      • Mr. Right

        The iPhone does nothing so 1gb ram is okay. Samsung runs multiple things at once so it uses the ram.

      • smtp25

        Ipad air, but it sucks having safari refresh when switching between tabs. Ram I’d cheap sort it out apple

      • pizentu

        I dont do much browsing on my phone so no issue for me. Take your fanboyism elsewhere please. I enjoy both platforms. Your superiority complex is off putting. Good bye.

      • ravinigga

        What refreshing? It only refresh If I close the app.
        And I play high graphics games that android can’t handle ocean horn, infinity blade. Etc

      • George

        Sorry I wouldn’t know, I play games on real game systems.

      • :D

        That’s another difference between your Android phone and an iPhone 😛

  • TJ

    They just have no shame at all do they, plus (no pun intended) the name is a bit of a mouthful.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      It’s not in their dictionary!

    • George

      Apple didn’t invent the plus category, you’re drunk.

      • TJ

        Macintosh Plus 1986. Who else has been using Plus in their lineup prior to Apple reusing it with the iPhone 6 Plus. Samsung didn’t have to use the word Plus anywhere in the naming of their product, it’s just a clear and shameless rip off. Anyone with half a brain can see that.

      • George

        Too many to even bother googling for you.

      • Benedict

        (Sorry for the big highres screenshot of my crappy 2 year old Android phone with full HD screen ;))

      • ravinigga

        You also know that the plus is better than the normal Galaxy s. With slighty better specs but high price with no differents

      • Kurt

        Here are more…Apple loves to copy Samsung:
        Galaxy S Plus
        Galaxy S II Plus
        Galaxy Ace Plus
        Galaxy Y Plus
        Galaxy Core Plus
        Galaxy Trend Plus
        Galaxy Pocket Plus
        Galaxy S5 Plus

      • Carlos Gomes

        You know, I was gonna use that line as sarcasm, but you actually said it.
        The funny thing is that Samsung always come up with the so-generic words and ideas right after Apple does.
        Apple Pay? Samsung Pay.
        iPhone 6 Plus? Samoans Galaxy Sx Plus

        It’s surprising how they didn’t name their fingerprint sensor sTouch.

      • leart

        iphone 3gs-samsung gs3, 4s-s4, Siri- s-voice,passbook-wallet, 5s-s5, fingerprint scanner- fingerprint scanner, 64 bit system-promised, gold color-gold color, the iphone 6 look- the same….. etc, etc, they know well just how to make money copying apple

      • Rowan09

        Exactly. I mean it is what it is, but why can’t people just admit it I don’t understand.

      • Kurt

        Who copied who? I just don’t understand why you won’t just admit it.

        Galaxy S Plus
        Galaxy S II Plus
        Galaxy Ace Plus
        Galaxy Y Plus
        Galaxy Core Plus
        Galaxy Trend Plus
        Galaxy Pocket Plus
        Galaxy S5 Plus

      • coLin

        probably the best comment describing the situation!

      • Kurt

        Samsung used PLUS in 12 of their phones before Apple. Apple copied again dude.

        Galaxy S Plus
        Galaxy S II Plus
        Galaxy Ace Plus
        Galaxy Y Plus
        Galaxy Core Plus
        Galaxy Trend Plus
        Galaxy Pocket Plus
        Galaxy S5 Plus

    • Kurt

      Samsung used PLUS 12 times before Apple. Apple copies more from Samsung than Samsung copying from Apple (past few years of course)

  • Bugs Bunnay

    Good ol samsung. No other company tries so desperately than sammy. You’ll get there eventually.

    • Mr. Right

      When are you getting to the 2k screen?

      • Slifur

        But what happens to samsung ad that mocks iphone for not having non removable battery and mmc slot? Ironic and pathetic = samsung.

      • Bugs Bunnay

        2k screen on a phone? …on a handheld device? is there a problem with the current resolution on the 6/6 plus? it looks pretty damn impressive to me. my opinion = not necessary.

    • Kurt

      Good ol’ Apple. Copying Samsung over and over again. Even the name PLUS came from Samsung who has to date used it 12times prior to Apple. So who copied who? S-heatlh came well before Healthkit, Phablet came first from Samsung who made it wildly popular, etc etc etc. Apple is Samsung’s biggest fan

      • Bugs Bunnay

        Well now. They are each others biggest fan.

      • Kurt

        Exactamente

      • Rowan09

        Hold on Samsung made up S-Health so Apple making HealthKit means they copied them? S-Health and Health Kit aren’t even the same applications and Apple had Nike + on its device since IOS 5 for health related features. I would say Samsung and Apple both copied the companies that made health apps before they got into the game like MyFitness Pal, etc.

  • igorsky

    Eh…this would have bothered me a year or two ago. But not that Samsung is a year or two away from irrelevancy, I don’t really blink at any Samsung news anymore.

  • I thought that the competition would be the Note and the Mega.. meh..

    • Rowan09

      Samsung is going to confuse its customers. At first the Note was the phablet line and now the Galaxy S line is also a phablet just without a stylus.

  • Sokrates

    What a surprise.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    Business as usual, carry on.

  • Dante Arellano

    So u samesung still tring get iphone users? Or tring to keep your androides users? Cus u samesun never never will be apple so fuckk you

  • Huh? So they’re just making the screen bigger and taking away all the benefits of the Note series? I’ll have to see it to believe it, ’cause that just sounds stupid…

    • Slifur

      Finally. A samfan with a brain.

      • Uhm, this “samfan” has never owned a Samsung SmartPhone…

      • Slifur

        Would you believe im using my old 3310 as my primary phone? And 3210 as my back up. Haha

    • Rowan09

      They did a long time ago when they made the Galaxy S device 5″+. The only difference with the Note line is just the stylus.

      • Right, so it’s not replacing the note line, they’re just making options like always. That’s fine with me, if they were using this to replace the note line, then that will be stupid.

    • They already did that with the failing S6, no reason they won’t do it again.

  • This Guy

    Size of headphone and charging port do not appear to match between ‘both’ devices in the photo. Not saying they won’t make a bigger phone, but the pic looks shopped.

  • Xeno

    This is why yet again some Apple users ‘hate’ android. The OS itself is pretty decent, I love and use lollipop on my nexus 7, and I have an iPhone that I use daily. Samsung is copying a lot of stuff from Apple, but Google/Android is not to blame. Just wanted to clarify a bit.

    • smtp25

      No, I dislike Android because of those os. Always seems clunky to me. S4 phone (work ph) but round home it’s iPad all the way. Tabs are cheaper but it’s the os and crap playstore that suck

      • Xeno

        The S4 has touchwiz, which is completely yuck to me. I was a little happy when Samsung changed the software in the S6, but it’s still really ugly in my opinion. Stock android on the other hand… Is alright.

    • Kurt

      Apple copies more from Samsung though. I just wanted to clarify a bit.

  • diggitydang

    Only way they have a chance is with a removable battery and SD slot… Even then, the big display was much of the reason people chose Samsung… And sales numbers prove that now.

    • smtp25

      Yes big screen of Android was what I envied of Android, now that differentiator is gone

  • Savage Acee

    im so confused. i thought the galaxy note is the iphone 6 plus competitor. now its galaxy s6 vs iphone 6 and note 4 + galaxy s6 plus vs iphone 6 plus.

    • Rowan09

      Just more of a way to cause confusion. Imagine if I’m a Samsung customer and I bought the S6 Edge, just to find out 2 months later they have the S6 Edge Plus and then 3 more months the Note 5 Edge. Good luck Samsung you’re competing with yourself.

  • Dante Arellano

    So u samesung still tring get iphone users? Or tring to keep your androides users? Cus u samesun never never will be apple so fuckk you

  • Your Mother

    Galaxy S7 Edge is the most beautiful phone ever made.