Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ Could Solve Major Galaxy S6 Problem

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Samsung’s rumoured Galaxy S6 Edge+ is, according to reports, ls few weeks away from launch. And, as you’d expect, pictures are starting to emerge of the upcoming handset.
French tech blog Nowhereelse (which has a pretty solid track record of accurate leaks) has obtained some pretty clear pictures of the new super-sized flagship.

With the regular S6 Edge stacked on top, you can see the clear size difference. Just based on those images, it looks like the microphone has been moved slightly, and there’s no infrared sensor. The latter is likely down to the leaked handset being an early prototype.
Galaxy S6 Edge on top of the S6 Edge+. Image credit: Nowhereelse
Galaxy S6 Edge on top of the S6 Edge+. Image credit: Nowhereelse
 
Specifications are likely to be the mostly the same, save for the larger 5.7-inch display and the mammoth 3700mAh battery. What’s not clear is whether or not we’ll see any added functionality to the Edge’s curves.
Patently Mobile picked up on a patent filed by Samsung last November, which seems to illustrate a curved edge smartphone (the S6 Edge) and multiple ways to utilize the curve. In particular, initiating certain controls depending on how you grip the device. For example, gripping both sides of the Edge with your palms could automatically bring up the keyboard. Or, perhaps, using the either edge as a way to control volume or zoom in on a picture.
Samsung patent from November 2014. Image credit: Patently Mobile
Samsung patent from November 2014. Image credit: Patently Mobile

The current minimal amount of edge functionality has been a fair criticism levelled at Samsung (I’m not too blown over by face-down, incoming-call function), but this might go some way to addressing that. ls Samsung preparing for something more than an incremental update on its latest flagship? We’ll see on August 12th. But for now, Samsung only has one true Android competitor….
Jay McGregor is a journalist who writes for The Guardian, Forbes, TechRadar and is a correspondent for BBC’s James Hazel show. Follow on Instagram @that.review.show
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