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Rumor: Samsung To Launch Galaxy S6 Edge+ Ant-Man Edition

October 23, 2015 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

The movie Ant-Man was a massive hit for Marvel and Disney, when it was released earlier this year. It’s no wonder then that some company or the other will want to take advantage of the popularity of the Marvel character and introduce an Ant-Man edition of one of its products. That is precisely what seems to be in store for comic book fans, if a post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo is to be believed. South Korean multinational consumer electronics company Samsung has apparently tied-up with Marvel and Disney to launch a limited edition Ant-Man themed Galaxy S6 Edge+. The company is known to launch such special-edition smartphones based on popular superhero characters from Marvel Comics, and has already released an Iron Man edition of its Galaxy S6 Edge earlier in the year. The company has also launched various Avengers-themed accessories like cases and a wireless charging pad, in association with Marvel.

The rumor seems to further suggest that the Ant-Man edition of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will have the fictional superhero character’s helmet emblazoned on its back. The limited edition device is also said to come with a unique color scheme. Further details are sketchy at best at the moment and even the news itself is not yet verifiable from either Samsung or Marvel as of now, but given Samsung’s previous track record and its penchant for launching superhero-themed limited edition versions of its flagships, no one will actually be terribly surprised if and when this rumor does turn out to be true.

The Galaxy S6 Edge+ is one of the two premium phablets launched by Samsung back in August, along with the Galaxy Note 5. The smartphone happens to be the phablet version of the smaller Galaxy S6 Edge launched by the company earlier in the year and features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD (2560 x 1440) display, which curves down on both sides along its length, much like its smaller stable mate. The smartphone is powered by an Exynos 7420 SoC and comes with 4 GB of RAM and either 32 or 64 GB of internal storage depending on the version chosen. The Galaxy S6 Edge+ comes with a 3,000 mAh Li-ion battery and features a 16-megapixel primary camera with OIS and a 5-megapixel front-facing selfie-cam. The handset comes pre-loaded with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface on top.