A bigger Samsung Galaxy S6 with 2 curved edges could be on its way

Samsung is reportedly planning to announce a bigger version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Android smartphone later this year.

According to Samsung-focused blog SamMobile, the Korean electronics giant will introduce a Galaxy S6 Plus at the annual IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin in September.

Codenamed “Project Zen 2,” the S6 Plus is said to have either a 5.4 or 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with curved edges on both sides, just like the Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s also rumored to be rocking a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor (same one as the one in the LG G4), 32GB of internal storage, 16-megapixel back camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera.

An S6 Plus would mirror Apple’s iPhone 6 strategy, which offers a normal-sized device and a larger phablet-sized one.

Before we jump to conclusions, let’s step back and ask if a “Galaxy S6 Plus” makes any sense.

Samsung already has a smartphone with a bigger screen, the Galaxy Note 4. The company also sells the Note Edge, essentially a Note 4, but with a secondary “edge” display on its right side.

That said, an S6 Plus with the aforementioned rumored screen sizes would fall in between the Galaxy S6 (5.1-inches) and the Galaxy Note 4 (5.7-inches). And we all know how much Samsung loves to have a broad range of devices with different screen sizes.

Samsung’s not likely to ditch its popular Galaxy Note series, though. In the same report,SamMobile says Samsung will also announce the Galaxy Note 5 at IFA with a 2K or 4K Super AMOLED display, octa-core processor and S Pen stylus. The rumored S6 Plus won’t have a stylus.

If new smartphones aren’t enough, Samsung’s also expected to unveil its round-faced Gear smartwatch with rotatable bezel.

Source: Mashable