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Report: Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge Plus to have an optional keyboard accessory?

A new picture posted on Twitter by evleaks shows a curious new accessory for the Galaxy S6 Edge+, complete with modified TouchWiz to accommodate. Is it real?

Published onAugust 8, 2015

The past few weeks have brought some interesting developments in Samsung’s upcoming product lines, namely the leaking of arguably everything there is to announce. This is a stark contrast to 2014, when the Galaxy Note 4 and especially the Note Edge, were seemingly devoid of public peeking prior to their launch.

We know that Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and will do so a month earlier than usual, allegedly the result of rampant carpophobia and the havoc it causes. The latest leak is, supposedly, a keyboard cover for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus:


Although this leak comes from Evan Blas, a well known source for all digital things under wraps, we have to call into question just how probable a product this case is. While the picture certainly looks like the real deal, this would product would seemingly be a first from Samsung. Why a physical keyboard attachment would be deemed useful now when the phablet form factor has been around for almost 5 years now is ripe for questioning.

Perhaps even more implausible is why this product would be designed for the dual curved sides of the S6 Edge. Given the shapely screen’s slopes, handling would seemingly be easier than a traditional, flat device like the Note 5. Beyond this, the Galaxy Note series has always been viewed as the perennial platform for productivity and thus a keyboard would seemingly benefit the S-Pen packing product rather than a standard one.


Whatever the case may be, until the official launch this coming week, this photo should be taken with the obligatory dash of salt. It could very well be a third party accessory thrown on what looks to be the official Samsung case, or it could just be a concept someone made; @evleaks isn’t always 100% accurate to say the least. Still, given that productivity and keyboards seem to be a major thing for Samsung, anything is possible.

The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is purported to be literally a giant Galaxy S6 Edge, complete with the same Exynos 7420 SoC, but may include 4GB of RAM. Stay tuned to Android Authority for continued coverage of this exciting product, as well as the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event!

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