Many folks consider Samsung's more curvaceous Galaxy S6 Edge to be the more appealing of its two most recent flagship smartphone offerings, but there are also plenty of folks still holding out for an even bigger Galaxy. The follow-up to Samsung's popular Galaxy Note 4, not surprisingly expected to be dubbed the Galaxy Note 5, is due to hit the market some time in the not so distant future, but there’s also another Samsung phablet that should be arriving shortly.
The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is currently making the rounds in dummy form, and it’s just as gorgeous as its lesser sibling. Whereas the Galaxy S6 Edge features a 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus lives up to its “Plus” designation with a larger 5.7-inch QHD display. A comparison shot showing the mockup beside the existing Galaxy Note 4 confirms the enlarged display.
Despite its overall increased dimensions, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is a dead ringer for the Galaxy S6 Edge, just in the same way that the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus looks like a supersized the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.
While we have an idea of what the exterior of the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus looks like, we have no idea what could be lurking under the hood. Will Samsung keep the internals the same as its 5.1-inch counterpart, or will the South Korean electronics giant beef up the smartphone’s processing power to take on the upcoming iPhone 6S Plus? No matter what route Samsung chooses to take, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 have already shown up on the FCC’s radar, so we’ll find out soon enough what's in store for these monster phablets.
With the said, we sure do hope that Samsung has its ducks in a row with respect to Galaxy S6 Edge Plus production. The company was caught flatfooted when it underestimated demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge. To be honest, we were a bit stunned as well, given that the curved screen variant of the Galaxy S6 carries a $100 premium while not offering many real world advantages (other than simply looking quite sexy). Samsung originally forecast the Galaxy S6 Edge to account for a mere 25 percent of all production, but actual demand has put the phone on equal footing with the Galaxy S6, with each commanding roughly 50 percent of orders. That has left Samsung with excess inventory of the Galaxy S6 while it struggles to keep up with Galaxy S6 Edge demand.