A few days ago, Korean media reported that Samsung has decided to accelerate the development of the new flagship Galaxy S7 and intends to release the device before the end of the year to sharpen competition with Apple.
Apparently, these rumors are only partially true. According to Business Korea, the official Samsung representatives denied the information about the upcoming release of Galaxy S7. According to an employee of the company, the smartphone will be announced in the first half of 2016 as previously planned.
At the same time, Samsung is not going to twiddle our thumbs in anticipation of the presentation of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In this regard, the sources do not exclude that the company may also update the current flagship model, releasing the Galaxy S6 Plus and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus presumably will get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 32 GB of internal memory, the main camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels and a 5 megapixel front sensor. The device will have a size 154,45 × 75,80 × of 6.85 mm (the size of the original Galaxy S6 edge is equal to 142.1 × 70,1 × 7 mm) and be equipped with a 5.5-inch display. It is also possible that the device will support shooting in RAW format.
It should be noted that the described characteristics match the characteristics of the phablets Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, rumors of which recently leaked to the media. It is expected that this device will be released in the third quarter of the current year. Apparently, this smartphone will have to compete with the iPhone 6s.