The next iteration of the Galaxy S6 may get a supersized sibling. And Samsung could even take a page out of Apple’s playbook, dubbing it the Galaxy S6 Plus, according Italian website HDBlog.
The smartphone would be a larger version of the Galaxy S6 Edge, which features a curved display on its left and right edges. The so-called S6 Plus is expected to sport an AMOLED 5.4-5.5-inch display, placing it around the size of an iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung’s discontinued Galaxy Note II. Samsung is expected to unveil the smartphone in the coming weeks according to sources speaking to HDBlog. Internally, Samsung has codenamed the device “Project Zero 2,” a take on the “Project Zero” codename used for the Galaxy S6.
The S6 Plus may sport similar specs to the smaller S6 Edge, with a 16MP front-facing camera and 32GB base storage. But Samsung is expected to use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor in the larger smartphone, instead of the Exynos chip found the S6 and S6 Edge, according to Sammobile.
Later this year Samsung could also unveil its Galaxy Note 5, codenamed “Project Noble,” but that may not happen until IFA Berlin in September. The larger smartphone is expected to sport either a 2K or 4K flat-screen AMOLED display, Exynos processor and the S Pen stylus.
Overall, Samsung is looking to turn itself around after facing plummeting sales and profits in 2014. It made some progress in April, selling 6 million units of its Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, though it continues to lag against Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, according to Counterpoint Research.