Samsung S6 Edge Plus rumors: enhancements to People Edge features, additional On Circle menu, and a keyboard for accessory


With only two days away from its official launch, additional last-minute leaks are still coming in for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. These rumors might have a higher chance of truth since as insiders are peering more and more into the device.

For one, the People’s Edge feature from its predecessor S6 Edge is expected to be updated with a second menu in order for the user to add their five favorite applications, along with five preferred contacts slated on the side for faster launch. Aside from this, S6 Edge Plus is also anticipated to come with an “On Circle” menu, which enables the user to quickly connect either through calling, messaging, emailing, video chatting, sending a picture, and sending an emoticon.

In terms of specs, S6 Edge Plus is speculated to come in octacore Exynos 7420 processor, Mali-T760 MP8 GPU, along with 4GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage for base model and 64GB for the higher storage option. It is rumored to sport a 5.7-inch Quad HD AMOLED display at 1440 x 2560 pixels. For its camera, S6 Edge Plus is said to have 16 megapixels back camera and 5 megapixels front camera. S6 Edge Plus is said to come in on Android 5.1.1 operating system, along with a 3,000 mAh battery.

Along with these new features, the handset is said to have a clip-on accessory of slider keyboard similar to the older Galaxy Pro models, while its back home and menu buttons at the bottom similar to older PDAs and Blackberry phones. The keyboard will be sold separately. In the website of Dutch retailer Central Point, it is sold for $65.60, together with other accessories such as ClearView cover, Glossy Cover, and a Flip Wallet.

Samsung is set to unveil S6 Edge Plus along with Samsung Note 5 on the Unpacked 2015 event in New York on August 13. The handset should become available from August 21.