Samsung is said to be about to launch a new, larger version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, that will have a 5.5-inch display to match the iPhone 6 Plus, and it may even be called the Galaxy S6 Plus.
Galaxy S6 Plus…sound familiar?
The rumoured Galaxy S6 Plus name came from ‘reliable sources’ on an Italian website called HDblog.it on Tuesday, and it’s largely expected that the new smartphone will essentially be a bigger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, featuring a curved display on the left and right edges.
It is claimed that the Galaxy S6 Plus will come with a super AMOLED display at 5.4 or 5.5 inches, slightly larger than the 5.1-inches on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. In contrast, Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen and the iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen.
Samsung may also be working on a larger 5.7-inch Galaxy Note 5 that will have a curved back and thinner design. It’s expected that the Note 5 will come with Samsung’s S Pen, and will be launched at the IFA Berlin trade show this September.
Samsung has had a fairly poor 2014 mainly thanks to Apple launching its larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones, and its operating profit came in at an all-time low. However the South Korean company has rebounded somewhat this year partly due to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Those phones have however been criticised for copying the design of the iPhone 6.
If Samsung launches its larger Galaxy S6 Edge devices with the Plus name, and a 5.5-inch display, it will surely also be criticised for copying Apple’s branding and design.