Apparently, the oft-rumored display diagonal increase will not be “Project Zero 2’s” only upgrade, though a processor downgrade may well negate the edgy handheld’s Plus suffix.
Did anyone ask for a longer-lasting Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge? Oh, yes, we did, and some even fancied a larger dual-curved Android flagship to better show off the side screen strips. But why oh why replace the towering octa-core Exynos 7420 chip with an obviously slower hexa Snapdragon 808?
It’s a question the reigning mobile heavyweight champs will need to figure out a satisfactory answer to ASAP, especially if the S6 Edge Plus or S6 Plus goes on sale at over $800 unlocked. Due on store shelves very soon, so as not to cannibalize Galaxy Note 5 demand, and likely at fault for Note 5 Edge’s probable cancelation, this reportedly measures between 5.4 and 5.7 inches.
Specifically, according to Sam Mobile’s always reliable inside sources, 151 mm in height and 73 mm wide, up roughly 11 and 3 mm respectively compared to the “standard” S6 Edge. Now, the device thickness remains under wraps, which is rarely a good sign, but even if the S6 Edge Plus looks a little chunkier, it’s partly going to be because of a heftier 3,000 mAh battery.
Remember, the S6 and S6 Edge offer 2,550 and 2,600 mAh juice respectively, while stateside, the rugged GS6 Active enables much higher endurance thanks to a 3,500 mAh cell. It’s important to note the Active isn’t very chubby either, at 8.6 mm, so it should be no problem for Sammy’s designers and engineers to keep the profile of the S6 Edge Plus below 8 mm.
Other speculated features include Quad HD screen resolution, 32 GB internal storage, 16 MP and 5 MP cameras, all of which sounds awfully familiar to people acquainted with the existent GS6 duo.