Credit: Marques Brownlee
Is the Galaxy S6 going big? According to a new leaked image, Samsung's latest flagship smartphone could soon be supersized into a phablet-like frame.
The leak comes by way of popular YouTuber, Marques Brownlee (better known as MKBHD), who quickly teases the image at the end of a video that showcases the HTC One M9+. The image in question displays a phone that looks nearly identical to the Galaxy S6 Edge, with a shiny silver chassis and the same curved display that spills out into the sides.
However, this version of the S6 Edge appears to tout a beefier, 5.5-inch display, which is notably larger than the original phone's 5.1-inch screen. This could very well be Samsung's rumored Project Zero 2 device, which, according to Android Authority, could be a new type of phablet with an optional keyboard cover.
The decision to make a phablet-sized Galaxy S6 Edge would be a peculiar one, as Samsung's Galaxy Note and Note Edge devices already cater to the big-phone crowd. Perhaps this new S6 Edge will serve as the next version of the Note Edge, a phone whose curved display has more second-screen features than its smaller S6 counterpart.
The Galaxy S6 is currently our favorite overall smartphone, thanks to its attractive design, stunning 16-camera and eye-popping quad HD display. We expect to learn more about the company's next wave of mobile devices, including a possible Galaxy Note 5, by the time IFA 2015 rolls around in September.
Mike Andronico is an Associate Editor at Tom's Guide. When he's not writing about games, PCs and smartphones, you can usually catch him playing Street Fighter. Follow Mike @MikeAndronico. Follow us@TomsGuide, on Facebook and on Google+.