Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 is the upcoming flagship phone to be excited over, and one which we’ve heard a lot about in recent times. From what’s been posted online over the past few weeks, it seems almost certain that Sammy is going to launch an oversized version of the Galaxy S6 Edge alongside the Note 5 on August 12th. Today’s leak shows some very minor differences between the S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus…
As you would expect from a similarly-named product, the bottom edge of both the S6 Edge and S6 Edge Plus look virtually identical. It has the same design; with the Micro USB, 3.5mm headset jack and 8-hole speaker grille placed arranged in the same layout. What is different however — apart from the size increase — is the placement of the microphone. Unlike the current, smaller S6 Edge, the plus-sized handset has the mic placed right next to the loudspeaker.
On the top edge, it’s the same story. The microphone has been moved across to the other side, while it appears the IR blaster in the middle has been completely removed.
There is a note of caution with these images. First off is that we never see the screen of the larger, gold handset powered on. That could mean one of two things. Firstly, and highly unlikely, is that the person leaking the images forgot to turn it on and take a picture from the front. Second option: It’s a dummy unit. While dummy handsets sent to stores have improved in quality over the past few years, they can still often be a little inaccurate.
What’s really not clear is how much bigger the S6 Edge Plus will be. From the photos and the camera angle, it’s very hard to tell. Samsung could conceivably add 0.5-inches on to the screen size without a considerable increase to the dimensions of the handset. What’s more, the apparent absence of a stylus explains the decision not to call it the Note 5 Edge, rather the S6 Edge plus. The S-Pen will remain a bespoke feature of the Note series, and it might even have a clickable end.