Samsung Trademarks Galaxy 6 EDGE+ For U.S. Market

The biggest hint yet that Samsung is preparing to release a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge is that it filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for the "S6 Edge+." Filed on Tuesday, Samsung's application will be assigned to an examining attorney in approximately three months, the application status reads.

There's not much direct information to take away from the filing, other than confirmation that the S6 Edge+ trademark is for a smartphone. And while it could ultimately lead to nothing, it goes in line with rumors that Samsung is working on an extra large version of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

According to Dutch-language smartphone blog and community Galaxy Club, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ is likely to pair a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexacore System-on-Chip (SoC) with a display size that measures anywhere from 5.4 inches on up to 5.7 inches, up from the Galaxy S6 Edge's 5.1-inch display. It's also believed the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will feature a 3,000 mAh battery.

It would be an interesting processor choice. Samsung originally planned to run with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC in its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Plus handsets, but concerns over thermals ultimately prompted Samsung to go with its own octa-core Exynos 7420 hardware.

If the Galaxy S6 Edge+ does end up with a Snapdragon 810 part, users will have to decide between a bigger screen size versus a faster chipset.