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Foreign market pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge leaks

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Pricing leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait

Pricing leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait


The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will both be launched around the world. Today, pricing for different variants of the new models was leaked for Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. The pricing includes both single SIM and dual SIM versions of the Galaxy S6. The latter phone comes in both 32GB and 64GB variants. As for the Galaxy S6 edge, pricing is divided by the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions of the premium model.

Let's start with the Samsung Galaxy S6 single SIM model. With 32GB of native storage, the phone is priced at the equivalent of $714 USD in both Qatar and Bahrain. In Kuwait, it will be priced at $699 USD. The 64GB version is priced in Qatar at $796 USD. In Bahrain, it will be priced at $793 USD and is $10 USD cheaper in Kuwait. The dual SIM 32GB model will cost $741 USD in Qatar and Bahrain, and $726 in Kuwait. The 64GB with dual SIM capabilities will run you $824 (Qatar), $820 (Bahrain) and $806 (Kuwait).

The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is priced in Qatar at the equivalent of $851 USD, $933 USD and $1043 USD for the 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models respectively. The same models are tagged at $846 USD, $934 USD and $1034 USD in Bahrain. In Kuwait, the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge is priced at $833 USD (32GB), $916 USD (64GB) and $1019 USD (128GB).

While this only gives us a rough example of what the U.S. pricing will be for these models, we should have a better handle on what the new Samsung Galaxy S6 will cost in the states on April 1st when Verizon starts taking pre-orders for the device.

Thanks for the tip!

source: un-limit-tech.com (translated)

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posted on 15 Mar 2015, 14:40 10

1. FAUSTO (Posts: 9; Member since: 15 Mar 2015)


If samsung phones cost less than they do now then they would sell so much more

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 14:45 14

3. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 676; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


Exactly. The worst part is no phone costs more than $300 to make. We pay 300% more than the device costs to manufacture. Thats disgusting to me.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 14:59 8

5. spin9 (Posts: 291; Member since: 31 May 2014)


Steep pricing and some serious disadvantages http://goo.gl/oN1wkQ

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:46 6

27. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


What disadvantages? That was a glowing review.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 03:17 5

57. spin9 (Posts: 291; Member since: 31 May 2014)


I hope your screen brightness is not adjusted to 100%. You'll hurt your eyes
and you'll not be able to read through the lines. But if you mean an enthusiastic
manner of writing, remember that they have to sell it somehow to readers
and advertisers.

It is clearly stated in the article:

"Main disadvantages
• No water or dust protection
• Rather pricey at launch, including really steep memory upgrade premiums
• No user-replaceable battery
• No microSD slot
• No FM radio
• No stereo speakers"

+ According to the same review S6's battery is 29% (that's big) less efficient
than S5's. So it's an average one.
Lets say that in the morning you ralize that you forgot to charge it.
Every 3-4 hours you'll have to search for a charge spot and sit there
for 10-15 minutes. Imagine that after 9 months when battery starts to wear-out.

But Samsung presented that as an advantage! They mocked the wall haggers
with this last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M9UhtTRM1Q
How much batteries' technology changed cinse last year?

+ I want to see it in drop tests compared to the S5, specifically the glass back

+ Curiously, in that review low light photos are missing, except the low light video
(not the same thing) in which the gold on that toy looks more like brass or copper
(more orange). I'm waiting for the low light photos compared to other flagships

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 03:22

58. spin9 (Posts: 291; Member since: 31 May 2014)


* since

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:04 30

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


300$ is the price of components, not the price it takes to make the decide. A device needs software and a kernel to be made, lot of R&D has to be done, there's marketing and the latest parts cost more.

This is not a simple phone like one plus one which had CyanogemMod made for it for free, it had 0 marketing and R&D too as every spec in that phone was previously used and as they were there for quite a time, those parts were cheaper. If one plus makes a phone with S6 specs now, it'll be a lot more expensive than 350$. Look at xiaomi mi note pro. It costs 597$ outside China and that doesn't quite match up to S6 or M9.

Galaxy s5 costs 450$ here now. Not a bad deal huh. It's not disgusting. They have to get profit and pay people. Also Google services on android are not free. You have to pay for them.

All in all, making a phone is a lot more then the price of components.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:24 5

13. spin9 (Posts: 291; Member since: 31 May 2014)


In my country S5 is $374 but 16gb is not enough.
Xiaomi mi note pro costs 597$ outside China because they think that westerns are accustomed to pay expensive s#|t.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:30 1

14. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 676; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


I understand all of that. I'm just saying we pay more at the time of purchase than the device is outright worth. That's all I'm saying. For the record, Samsung can do no wrong by me.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 02:02

54. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Well that's obvious. I usually wait 3-4 months for the price to drop. By that time even the manufacturer has recovered many costs, yields have increased and parts become cheaper. Hence the price drops.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:44

15. nctx77 (Posts: 1971; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Let's see a breakdown like that for Apple iPhone. Add in the fact that it make its own software. I think you know what I'm getting at.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:20 3

24. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


I believe I see what you are getting at.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-pays-just-a-dollar-more-to-manufacture-a-single-iPad-Air-2_id62415

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 21:09 1

44. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4210; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The phone makes it's own software?

All of those same things that apply to any other phone applies to the iPhone, or any device for that matter. There is the cost of parts, assembly, R&D, software development, transport, advertising and support. Any product released will have most if not all of those things figuring into the selling price of the device. As far as software, even though it's handled in house at Apple, they still have to pay them a wage and benefits. Which is what amazes me how they can make so much profit per device, considering what they pay their employees in the US.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:45

17. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


you have nothing to support your logic. i would bet that that the s6 is under 200 in components. and for kernels its the sos on previous samsung products. post 6

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 18:45

39. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The kernel is new on the s6 sorry to say mate

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 21:56 1

47. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Even the S5 did cost like 250$ to manufacture. And this one has much more costly internals like LPDDR4 RAM, 14 nm chip, UFS II storage, QHD screen, 2 gorilla glass 4 displays and a metal chassis.

Most of them are in-house. So it should be cheaper. But I still believe it should be above 300$.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 18:43

38. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


This does not include Apple, this is more like 1+1 setup apart From the ads and even older tech, I.e. 750p screen crap battery, it's also why htc went with the same design as the rand d will have put them in the red, like when they designed it to start with

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 02:07 2

55. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


You make no sense. iPhone 6 costs a lot more to make than 1+1.

They have to distribute the phone, there's R&D, there's marketing, the processor is better on iPhone and also the camera, the screen is 750p but it's quality is better than 1+1.

And all that great tech is fitted into a much more compact body and made with much better precision.

Also there is software which Apple makes and updates much more frequently than 1+. OPO doesn't have lollipop yet despite CM12 has been released for ages now.

Miniaturization takes effort. That's why tablets with higher specs cost less than phones.

iPhone's price is a little high: yes
Should it cost less than one plus one: heck no.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 01:16

50. bungid (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


They don't need software engineer to pay. They just use google engineer, so i am not understand why the phone so expensive

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 02:00

53. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Google services demand about 40$ per device. Also Samsung has it's own apps and services, and touchwiz + kernel takes up software work.

Then there are offers like free 115 GB cloud storage and other free apps with the device, there is customer service, updates in the future and so on.... + the points mentioned above.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 05:51

60. cheetah2k (Posts: 1579; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Apple charge 550%... Samsung not so bad now when you think of that lol

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 14:56

61. gaman (Posts: 8; Member since: 31 Jul 2014)


thats true

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:48 11

28. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Even if it cost $1500 I would still get S6 Edge in Green.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 18:48 3

40. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


I pay $$$$ for the edge as its top spec and samsung as paid out top$$$ on r&d to make it, unlike Apple and other oem that charge the same, same way as I paid £700 cash on uk samsung website for the note edge, also samsung prices on the mem upgrade are also ok due to them being ssd type unlike iphone, you only have to look at the prices of ssd to see where I come to that, I think samsung needs to make this more clear I pay $200, even that crap get in 1st review had nothing to say about its speed, they just went on about no sd card that just can not be supported due to the new type of mem

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:48 2

29. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You could literally say that about anything, so way to state the obvious.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 14:45 4

2. enthasuium (Posts: 129; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Good idea to skip 16gb model, thanx sammy

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 14:45

4. nctx77 (Posts: 1971; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


But you can't pass these down to your grand kids in 20 years lol!

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:10

7. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


As opposed to...?

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:16 2

9. joevsyou (Posts: 813; Member since: 28 Feb 2015)


annnnnnnnd why would you even want to do that to them? I can't even imagain where technology will be at in 20 years. but i bet it be nothing like what phones are like now.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:45

16. nctx77 (Posts: 1971; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Lol! You just don't get it.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:20 2

11. kryme (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


ok so that was by far the most stupid comment on the internet... congrats

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:50

18. nctx77 (Posts: 1971; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


You know that thing called the Apple watch that cost $350 to $600 that people can't understand why anyone would buy because it's so expensive and you can't pass it down to you grand kids? I guess they never seen a Hermes belt which is nothing but leather and has an H on the front. People that know fashion is buying them like crazy and the cost anywhere from $300 to over a thousand.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:14 4

20. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Perhaps people actually buy things for themselves or for people alive here and now, not specifically to pass on to grandchildren that they may or may not have in x amount of years. Are you quite sure that it is joevsyou and not yourself that does not "get it"?

Also, the same thing you said about the Apple Watch goes for any smartwatch. Some of them look even better than the Apple Watch in the opinion of some, so your argument that they will be valuable as fashion accessories is somewhat invalid. In addition, any smartwatch will have a dead, drained, and unusable battery in 20 years, so it will be virtually usesless, a watch that cannot even tell time.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 21:11

45. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4210; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


A belt doesn't have a sealed battery that will be shot long before 20 years rolls around.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:11 1

8. derivativex (Posts: 176; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Wow those prices are much better compared to when the note edge was released

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:18 1

10. Alicia8870 (Posts: 28; Member since: 16 Feb 2015)


I decided to get a note 4. I love the s6, but I had a chance to play with a friends note 4, and I love the size. My husband is still getting the s6 though.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 15:22 4

12. kryme (Posts: 357; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


and that right there is the power of choice....

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:08

19. sram145 (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Dec 2014)


May be we just wait for one or two months to get a good price drop?!

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:14 1

21. techloverNYC (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Where are those Samsung fanboys that keep saying Apple overcharge on their iphones. Seems like Samsung is selling their phones at that very same price point.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:30 10

26. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


It is very easy to believe that something being "overpriced" is equal to it being expensive. No, when something is overpriced, it means that the price is believed to be too high for what you would be receiving. A high quality product could have a deservedly high price, but it would not be overpriced.

Now, considering Samsung is offering some of the latest technology on the market, coupled with the materials used in the production of the phone, it could be argued that the price of the S6 and S6 Edge is well deserved. Now, consider that Apple would also sell a high quality product, albeit with lesser materials and lesser technology for around the same price, and perhaps you begin to see where the "overpriced" claim originates from.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:54

31. mrochester (Posts: 549; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


Personally I think Samsung phones are overpriced. If I were to buy an Android phone it would have to be significantly less than an iPhone to be worth the money. You pay more for an iPhone because you get a much better operating system.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 17:02 5

34. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


It could be argued that Lollipop with TouchWiz is a much better OS, so I am not sure where you get the idea to state that iOS is a "much better" operating system as if it was a proven and undeniable fact.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 18:31 2

37. roozbeh101 (Posts: 93; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


if apple was the company behind the S6 the starting price would be over 1300$ and S6 edge over 1500$ . they love to rip off people like you! :) you are the reason they get so much money !
pay them to think and do on your behalf you just play candy crush and buy overpriced apps from the APPstore !

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:52 4

30. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


At that very same price point, but with state of the art components throughout. That's the difference.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:56

33. mrochester (Posts: 549; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)


But a worse operating system. It's swings and roundabouts.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 17:05 4

35. TheWeasel (Posts: 403; Member since: 26 Dec 2014)


Again, you state this as if it were fact, which is exceedingly easy to do. Example: The Galaxy S6 has a better operating system. There we go. I just did the same thing.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 17:09 1

36. tedkord (Posts: 11712; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Well, not for past couple of years. So, no.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 18:59 1

41. j2001m (Posts: 2943; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Sorry how can it be worse, apps do not come into it, it also loads the apps faster before you say anything, there is now no lag on the s6 you can do way more things and you can now change themes I.e. iOS as nothing going for it over the s6 os, this time

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 19:26 2

42. HouTexan (Posts: 439; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Worse to who? Idiot, that is a preference of yours. That does not make it fact. Quit trolling.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:14 2

22. arch_angel (Posts: 1651; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


699 isnt bad at all of such a boss phone. one m9 cost 649 and the s6 is better so the extra 50 is well worth it

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:14 1

23. Trex95 (Posts: 905; Member since: 03 Mar 2013)


over here in UAE S6 32 GB still cheaper than iPhone 6, 6 plus, Note edge and the HTC M9. Actually Note edge cost even more than S6 edge.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:24 9

25. RoboticEngi (Posts: 721; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Just dont buy it, if it is too much for your wallet. I dont give a s**t. This is the Best Phone by miles atm, so why shouldnt it Cost more? And i bet its the same People Who were crying for metal, that Are crying now for the pricing. ..... Just a big bunch of cry babies Who never can be satisfied.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:55 5

32. EspressoBrownie (Posts: 13; Member since: 08 May 2014)


$600+ price tag for phones has been around forever. Comes as no surprise and most that complain about it are from USA.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 21:39 1

46. DnB925Art (Posts: 1011; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Remember most people here in the States still by phones on contract so these prices look insane to us. We haven't really gotten used to unsubsidized phones. For most of us Americans, a phone over $200 is overpriced.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 20:10

43. MrVONG (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Mar 2015)


1 KWD = 3.3 USD

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 22:12

48. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


As a resident in Kuwait I can tell you these prices match up those of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
Check it herewww.xcite.com

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 00:01 1

49. rockers123 (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Doesn't matter how much it is, getting the Edge

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 01:18

51. bungid (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Not understand why so expensive. They don't need to pay software engineer for this phone. All coming from google for OS and IDE, and its free for this phone also, and still lag.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 01:41

52. charlydance (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


With Samsung you get what you pay for,a beast of a phone e;With apple you are left feeling sick trying to justify why you spent so much money on a piece of old tech.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 02:33

56. Krjal (Posts: 230; Member since: 19 Dec 2013)


Any news on whether the dual SIM slot doubles as an sd card slot? I'd love to see Samsung pick up that trick.

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