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Galaxy S6 Plus: Will Apple take Samsung back to the courtroom?

Apple and Samsung have a rivalry that books have been written about, but what few remember about the rivalry is that both companies are part of a love/hate relationship: that is, while neither wants to have anything to do with the other, it turns out that Apple needs Samsung to build its panels and manufacture its processor chips, and Samsung can always stand to make more money. Both companies inspire each other and their current device lineups bear witness to it.

Regardless of Apple’s dependency upon the Korean manufacturer Cupertino would love to toss, it seems that Samsung just can’t get from under the label of “copycat.” First, it was rounded corners and chamfered edges; then, it was the Galaxy S6’s speaker grille (which is actually Samsung’s return to its Windows Ativ smartphone, not the iPhone 6, as some suggest), and now, it’s Samsung’s smartphone nomenclature. That’s right: the Galaxy S6 Plus that’s rumored to be on its way to market is considered by some diehard Apple fans to be nothing more than Samsung copying Apple’s smartphone-naming system.

Apple announced the iPhone 6 Plus last September, “so Samsung’s S6 Plus is directly named in honor of Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus,” the statement goes.

We know that you, our Samsung faithful, desire to stop such silly statements in their tracks, so we decided to bring some evidence to light that will stop “the courtroom of public opinion” from attempting to shame Samsung about the “Plus” in its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge variant.

You may or may not be surprised, but Samsung has used the word “Plus” in eight smartphones prior to the upcoming Galaxy S6 Plus and S6 edge Plus. What are they? You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

Galaxy S Plus

The Galaxy S Plus featured a 4-inch, Super AMOLED display with an 800 x 480p screen resolution, a 1.4Ghz, uni-core Qualcomm Scorpion processor (that’s right: only one core), a 5MP back camera, 8 or 16GB of internal storage with a 32GB microSD card slot, 512MB of RAM, and Android 2.3.3 pre-loaded onto the device.

Galaxy S II Plus

The Galaxy S II Plus arrived to market in 2013, with a 4.3-inch, Super AMOLED display with 800 x 480p resolution (pixel density of 218ppi), a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 8MP back camera, and was preloaded with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Galaxy Ace Plus

Announced in January 2012, the Galaxy Ace Plus had a 3.65-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) with a 480 x 320p screen resolution (105ppi), a 5MP rear camera, a 1Ghz Cortex A5 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 3GB of internal memory storage with a microSD card slot that provided an additional 32GB of onboard storage. The Galaxy Ace Plus had a 1,300mAh battery and came preloaded with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.

Galaxy Y Plus

The Galaxy Y Plus, announced by Samsung in 2013, had a 2.8-inch display with a 320 x 240p screen resolution, 2MP back camera, 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for an additional 32GB of storage, 850Mhz processor, and a 1,200mAh battery. The Y Plus came preloaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

Galaxy Core Plus

The Galaxy Core Plus came with a 4.3-inch, TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 800 x 480. A 0.3MP front camera, 5MP back camera, 1.2Ghz, dual-core ARM Cortex processor, 768MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage with a 64GB microSD card slot, and a 1,800mAh battery. The Core Plus had Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Galaxy Trend Plus

The Galaxy Trend Plus had a 4-inch, TFT LCD screen with 800 x 480p screen resolution, 4GB of internal storage with a 64GB microSD card slot, 1.2Ghz, dual-core processor, 6 gigabits of RAM (gb, not GB), VGA front camera, 1,500mAh battery, and came with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.

Galaxy Pocket Plus

The Galaxy Pocket Plus had a 2.8-inch TFT LCD screen with a 320 x 240p screen resolution, a 2MP rear camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage with a 32GB microSD card slot, 1,200mAh battery, and ran Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

Galaxy S5 Plus

The Galaxy S5 Plus is the latest flagship smartphone from Samsung to bear the “Plus” nomenclature, prior to the arrival of the upcoming S6 and S6 Edge Plus. The S5 Plus had the specs and features of the Galaxy S5, but trades in the Snapdragon 801 of the S5 for the Snapdragon 805 and provides LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology for faster LTE connectivity.

Conclusion

These eight smartphones from Samsung all have the word “Plus” in them, but these are not all of Samsung’s “Plus” arsenal. There are other Samsung smartphones with the word “plus” included: Galaxy Star Plus, Galaxy Mega Plus, Galaxy Star 2 Plus, and Galaxy S3 Neo Plus – which brings the number of Samsung’s “Galaxy Plus” smartphone count to 12. This doesn’t even cover Samsung’s tablets bearing the word.

To answer the question above, no, Apple will not take Samsung back to court. Cupertino can’t. If anything, the iPhone 6 Plus – both in name and the size of its screen – shows Apple’s willingness to take a few cues from Samsung when it can. Sometimes, Apple’s top rival can also be its top inspiration.

 

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gidzdlcrz
gidzdlcrz

What happened to Note Series? Samsung is just desperate. By doing this apple will far more powerful. Sorry to say samsung that’s the bitter truth.

kronicle
kronicle

All the CrApplewellians, Proles, Trolls, Shills and hired Celebrity Recruiters aren’t worth worrying about. There are two kinds of customers out there. Informed, intelligent people who weight all the choices out and those that all they have to do is see a logo, hear who’s using it in LGBT circles, have pssst…. “Apple is the most valuable company in the World”, without qualifying that to just Publicly traded on the World’s most active, corrupt and bunch of Pump n Dumping Share Holders in the World!!! haha….. they love stuffing all THEIR/YOUR money in their pockets and getting richer for it!… Read more »

Nitrous828
Nitrous828

All companies copy each other in one way or another, not only apple and Samsung, it goes as far as any global industry or product. Some come up with great idea’s that others implement and develop better! We, the consumers should be happy that such things are happening, because its for the benefit of having a better product as the companies battle for improvments over their competetor product, which will lead to technological advances to all parties involved, they keep challenging themselves to produce better specs, ideas, options, and so on… The customer loses when those companies go to court… Read more »

wilsonxmct
wilsonxmct

in my oppinion, WHy not APPLE file A pattern?? Simple as that. and APPLe was teh one that likes to be a cpoy Cat. I gace up on APpl after teh Shitty Steeve JOb had his FUneral last time,

isroisro
isroisro

You say the GS6 copied the speaker grill? What about the rounded metal silver shape of the edges? The 6.8mm thickness? The design of the iphone4s (glass etc)? No rem batt no sd card? Fingerprint etc? Samsung pay even if google wallet etc already existed? They didnt get the copycat name for no reason. Even the watch business they started after rumors of apple watch started appearing.. Then they launched unfinished products that are barely selling just to beat apple while apple waited to have a good product which is not sold out

harinsheth
harinsheth

I m one of biggest fan of samsung…but partially agree to ur comment…

SamMobile1811
SamMobile1811

Barely Selling Watches ?? Correct ur stats, and Join Apple Mobile Community, why the f**k u r even here.. !! Dumb Guys

johny jacksons
johny jacksons

Galaxy “S5” Plus?
Wow.
Who copied whom?

vbx
vbx

Yes and they will win. Americans aren’t as smart as everyone one else. Stupid Apple fan boys will be the one making the decision at court.

ChoiMobile
ChoiMobile

Samsung also all time copies design from iPhone. S6 is like iphone 6.

arhu74
arhu74

Apple themselves just copied the htc m7/8 though

bursahpsasmung
bursahpsasmung

please samsung cut the price Galaxy S6 and then apple will lose

rastin2015
rastin2015

if that happens apple will lose. bcause
samsung had plus in its name first.
so apple shouldn’t take that risk.

Ray Yarrell
Ray Yarrell

Definitely not worried about silly Apple.

ProdByEchelon
ProdByEchelon

Thanks for this. I can use it as ammo for coming arguments

mikedemoda
mikedemoda

the thing is Samsung used to name Plus the more powerful versions of the same phone but now they want to use it as a reference of bigger size instead
obviously Apple wont take Samsung to court, but in this case Samsung would sound like a copycat again

j2001m
j2001m

Nope as Apple copied samsung with the bigger size to star with and Samsung need a name to show same as the iPhone s6 plus, I.e. Just a bigger ver of the same phone and not the note 4 and so on