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Photo Leak: Can This Sleek Unreleased Samsung Phablet Pry You Away From Your iPhone 6 Plus?

Zach Epstein
June 19th, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Galaxy S6 Plus Specs

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 edge is still my favorite Android phone. The handset is sleek, stylish, solid and remarkably powerful. It features a stunning display and cutting-edge technology, all housed in a wonderful all-aluminum and glass enclosure. And now, it looks like we’re on the verge of seeing a fresh new version of the smartphone unveiled by Samsung.

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Samsung typically has two major smartphone launches each year. First, we get a new Galaxy S model in 1H and then we get a new Galaxy Note phablet in 2H. This year, however, things are different.

First and foremost, Samsung debuted not one but two new Galaxy S models in the first half of the year: the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. But that’s not all — it looks like there will be a big flagship phablet launch long before the new Galaxy Note 5 debuts at the IFA conference in September.

Several reports have suggested that Samsung will soon debut a new “Galaxy S6 Plus” phablet. We’ve seen the details and a few small, blurry photos have leaked, but now we can get a clear picture of what the phone looks like thanks to a new leak from @OnLeaks.

In a nutshell, it looks like a Galaxy S6 edge, but bigger.

The phone’s design might not be very original and its rumored name might be an odd ripoff of the iPhone 6 Plus (Samsung has used “+” before in phone names, but it switched to “Plus” after the iPhone 6 Plus debuted), but the bottom line is simple: This is a bigger version of the Galaxy S6 edge, and the Galaxy S6 edge is a fantastic phone.

In addition to what we already knew about the phone, @OnLeaks thinks the handset will have a 5.5-inch display, based on leaked overall dimensions he obtained that state the handset’s housing will measure approximately 154.45 x 75.80 x 6.85 millimeters.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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