Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ may debut in August

Because the original S6 just isn't sexy enough, apparently

According to rumours, Samsung may launch their new smartphone the Galaxy S6 Edge+ in August to regain lost market share and sales. Expect the Galaxy Note 5 to be launched together with the Edge+ on August 12th and then on shelves on August 21st, according to SamMobile.

Samsung has been losing ground as Chinese phone makers such as Xiaomi, Huawei and such have been taking bites and nibbles off Samsung’s low end market sales and Apple seizing most of the high end market share. The two phones that are to launch in August are both phablets and this could help Samsung regain some lost ground.

So when the phones are launched, what are the features that we expect to see? The S6 Edge+ will reportedly be fitted with a 5.7-inch screen, an Exynos 7420 processor and 3GB of RAM while the Note 5 will be fitted with 4GB RAM instead. The Note 5 will be available in silver, gold, black and white, sporting a very thin bezel. The phone will not come with a microSD slot and the Note 5 stylus will look and feel very much different than the current stylus and be look more like a real pen.

Samsung will also unveil a new service, Samsung Pay, in the US at the launching of both the phones whereby this service is to allow mobile phone users to pay with their mobiles for items, which may rival Apple Pay.

[source : CNET]