The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus looks set to be bringing back the QWERTY keyboard with a – rather garish - clip-on accessory.
While the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus – a larger version of Samsung’s curved flagship smartphone- and the Galaxy Note 5 are both expected to be announced at a Galaxy event on August 13th, the reveal of an optional keyboard at the event could turn the heads of committed Blackberry users.
A leaked image of the clip-on keyboard was posted on Twitter.
S6e+ keyboard cover -- clever. pic.twitter.com/4eAJKPq9ph— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 7, 2015
This could be just another in a long line of abandoned mock-up concept images that phone manufacturers tend to create, but German website GSMinfo appears to have confirmed that a silver attachment for the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - described as an S6+ Keyboard - has an “expected stock date” of August 22nd in Europe and will retail for 60 Euros.
Samsung recently slashed the UK retail price of the Samsung Galaxy S6 down to £499 after it failed to reach the company’s sales expectation following the surprise success of its curved counterpart – the Galaxy S6 Edge.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus – rumoured to have a 5.7 inch Super AMOLED display - and the stylus-focused Galaxy Note 5 phablet look set to duel it out in the smartphone arena with Apple’s upcoming, iOS 9-powered iPhone range reportedly due for a September launch.Reuse content