For years, Samsung’s two-a-year flagship phone launches were so simple: Galaxy S in the spring, Galaxy Note in the fall. Sure, sometimes we’d see one or more Galaxy S cousins emerge in the late spring and early summer – devices like the Galaxy S Active series – but these were always specific to their parent phones; there was no Galaxy Not Active. Last year, however, Samsung mixed things up with the introduction of the Galaxy Note Edge, a move it followed with the Galaxy S6 Edge. Were these Edge devices to become regular fixtures in future launches? Maybe not, as rumors have started diverging when discussing what might become of the next Note Edge. Several weeks back we heard that the next Edge model could come in as a phablet-sized phone, but lack the Note’s S Pen support. Now a new leak adds some additional hardware details for this unusual smartphone.
We’re talking about Samsung’s model SM-G928, whose internal codename has reportedly evolved from Zen to Zero 2. Today’s leak focuses on dimensions, and claims the handset measures 73mm wide by 151mm tall. Compare that with the GS6 Edge’s 70.1mm x 142mm construction. The added size would fit with the phone’s depiction as a Note-sized model, now projected to emerge with a display in the 5.4- to 5.7-inch range.
The other new detail to land concerns battery capacity, with the suggestion that the Zero 2 could get a 3000mAh component. That would give the phone a larger capacity than the GS6 Edge (by a good 400mAh), but it’s not yet clear how it would compare to the Note 5 itself, especially with recent Note models going with a larger 3200mAh battery. Then again, the Note Edge’s battery came in a little smaller than the Note 4’s hitting this same 3000mAh figure we’re talking about now, so maybe this leak is right on the money.