Samsung is expected to announce two new phones this summer, including the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but a new report claims they won’t be treated equally. According to The Korea Herald, the company plans to promote its curved-edge handset ahead of the flat-screen alternative.
Specifically, Samsung may focus more of its marketing budget on the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Note 5’s release could be limited to a few key market where the Note series is already popular, including the U.S. and Korea.
“Samsung has almost finalized the talks with global mobile carriers to release the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, but the launch of the Galaxy Note 5 has not yet been decided,” one anonymous Samsung official told The Herald.
Samsung is apparently looking to avoid a situation similar to what happened earlier this year with the flagship Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The two phones launched at the same time and ended up competing with each other as a result.
The Galaxy Note 5 is expected to offer cutting-edge hardware, including a 5.7-inch Quad HD display, an octa-core Exynos processor, 4GB of RAM and a stylus. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus could offer a similar screen, though with curved sides, along with a Snapdragon 808 processor.
Rumor has it Samsung plans to unveil both phones, along with a round Gear A smartwatch, in mid-August ahead of an official release later that month.