Early last week, rumors of a new Samsung Galaxy model spread on the internet, as the Inquisitr previously reported. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus joins the Galaxy Note in Samsung’s “phablet” line — Samsung’s original line of devices somewhere in size between phones and tablets.
The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus was rumored to have a 5.5-inch screen, and has come under a lot of fire since CNET first reported the rumor. Many people, particularly Apple fans, have taken to their keyboards to declare the device a desperation move, after drastically-lower sales of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge than Samsung had predicted.
Bad press or not, ValueWalk released leaked images of the Galaxy S6 Plus earlier today. The images initially appeared in a video released by Marques Brownlee of YouTube channel MKBHD, where he states that the “…photo, given to [him] by an anonymous source, is the first one on the internet of that [Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus].”
Most of the information available on the Galaxy S6 Plus is speculation and rumor at this point, but if those rumors are to be believed, the S6 Plus may be available much sooner than the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 5, and will apparently be the replacement device for last year’s Galaxy Note Edge, and likely spells the end of that particular line. Reports suggest that the device could debut within the next few weeks, although this should be taken with a grain of salt.
ValueWalk also reports that their sources close to Samsung are suggesting that the Galaxy S6 Plus will feature a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor; a bit of an odd choice in light of Samsung’s move to in-house processors on the Galaxy S6 line earlier this year, and the controversy that has faced Qualcomm’s Snapdragon line recently, as the Inquisitr previously reported. That being said, Samsung’s flagship devices feature two in-house Exynos quad-core processors; perhaps they found them not to be economically-feasible in the long term. That being said, it would still mean that the Galaxy S6 Plus has less processing power than the Galaxy S6.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus is also rumored to boast a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display and a 16-megapixel camera, and with the upcoming iPhone 7 release, Samsung would love to get out in front with other announcements to attract attention to the Samsung Galaxy line. In particular, it would be a huge boost to them to get the first 4K display to market, although that may not be technologically-feasible at this point.
Still, the Galaxy S6 Plus looks like it will be a strong addition to Samsung’s stable, and possibly just in time to claw back some market share.
[Image courtesy Marques Brownlee/MKBHD]