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Samsung Galaxy S6 to launch in the U.S. on April 11th?
One of our loyal PhoneArena readers has just sent us some information that we know you've been waiting for. According to our tipster, who says that he works for one of the four major U.S. carriers (to protect his identity, we are not telling you which one), he has been told by a Samsung sales rep for the Greater Midwest area that the Samsung Galaxy S6 will be launched on Saturday, April 11th.

To make it clear, the April 11th launch date for Sammy's new flagship is the same for all four major U.S. carriers. Our source tells us that Samsung reps are currently on the road, visiting retail locations with demos of the Galaxy S6.

Samsung reportedly has rung up 20 million pre-orders for both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The former has the lion's share of these reservations, accounting for 15 million of them. In the U.S., Verizon is expected to begin accepting pre-orders for the two handsets on April 1st.

As for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge launch, our tipster informs us that the Samsung rep revealed that the premium model would be released in a "limited capacity" similar to the way that the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was launched.

Thanks for the tip!

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posted on 14 Mar 2015, 13:48

1. ChunkDiesel072014 (Posts: 39; Member since: 26 Feb 2015)


If it was just bit larger and had a removable back well easy one anyway and sd card slot I wouldn't mind having a 5.5 inch one but that might clash with the note series

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 16:22 4

54. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3218; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


thats the s6 sport, the rugged case water proof and 5.5 screen battery and sd.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 13:49 4

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10409; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Thought this was already confirmed when it was announced...?

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 13:55 16

3. Kumar123 (Posts: 447; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


It's pretty much confirmed that Galaxy S6 has bad battery life ( I read the gsmarena review).
Galaxy S6 has significantly worse battery life than its predecessor Galaxy S5.
Even Samsung's "Superior" 14nm chip which is supposed to be 30-35% more
efficient than 20nm chip, "Superior" Amoled display tech which is supposed to be 20%
more efficient than S5 and energy efficient DDR4 ram can't save Galaxy S6 from having
a pathetic battery life. It even got worse battery life than iPhone 6 on wifi test. And the
worst part is, S6 battery test was done even dimmer condition (at 208 nit) than S5
(at 274 nit). Instead of improving one of the most important aspect of smartphone
Samsung is actually disimproving it. Pretty lame.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:19 37

6. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


The whole review was throwing complements on how Samsung has made the S6 a much much better successor for the S5, the only drawback they found was the battery, and still they mentioned that it still above the average and can give you an easy 2 and half days of moderate use.
What you failed to mention(typical of a hardcore Samsung hater like you) is that the S6 can give you an additional 4 hours of usage in just 10 minutes of charging.
I ll give you a piece of advice, stop wasting your energy on Samsung articles bashing the S6 trying to lure people away from the S6. People will buy it, and the S6 will be a nightmare for HTC and Sony and most importantly for their fans.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:26 12

10. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Typical Samsung follower. Do you have your own shrine?

Successor should be better in all ways. Sometimes you can't charge phone and this fast charging will give you nothing.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:37 21

17. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


This is like saying a new car is faster, roomier, efficient, comfortable, but the car sucks because it comes with a little smaller gas tank!! "Successor should be better in all ways."
If only thing Samsung haters can come up with is its battery life, Samsung's competitors are in deep trouble.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:42 7

20. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


So I am Samsung hater with SGS5? :D Don't you think that successor should be better in at least all important things? I won't mention swappable battery and sd card slot because I am not using them, but keeping waterproofing would be nice.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:55 15

30. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


But, S6 is better in all important things(to general public). People have spoken, consumers bought more iphones than the S5. They decided that they'd rather have better design than waterproofing, swappable battery and sd card slot.
S6 is everything S5 isn't, and it's going to be a game changer.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:02 3

37. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


So in other words Samsung made iPhone with Android. It's bad for me. I ditched iPhones for Samsungs. I hope that LG will still follow old Samsung approach.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:10 14

40. jdoee100 (Posts: 334; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Not really, compare to iphones, Samsung phones have better screen, camera, battery, cpu, memory, design(edge),,,etc.
Besides, Samsung still makes the Note series with sd card and removal battery.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:32 1

46. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


With new S6 you can't be sure that new Note will have sd card slot and removal battery.
Nothing can beat Amoleds, but that resolution is too big in my opinion. As you can see battery life in some ways is now similar. Design is subjective, but I like Edge. Still I wish it had profiled back too(same angle as screen). It would feel and look great. I like Apple approach more in terms of CPU and also "small" display resolution. If I am not wrong most apps are using 2 cores. Funny fact that 1 Snapdragon 805 core is faster than 1 new Exynos core. Samsung will always have best in class hardware, because they do it themself.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:01

36. Kumar123 (Posts: 447; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I really respect you. You are a true fan not stupid worshipper like these people.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:20 1

43. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


People have in nature that they "prefer" something that they have or want to have. This makes them not objective.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 06:04 5

85. dimas (Posts: 1823; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


You can't argue with fanboys. They think you're attacking their best friend if you say something bad to S6. I'll just wait for other youtube reviews before trying S6. A QHD phone running on a small battery really can bring the skeptics out of people.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 06:14 3

86. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Amount of Samsung fanboys in PhoneArena it's too damn high :-)

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 16:08 2

96. usermaxthon (Posts: 70; Member since: 20 Jan 2015)


Now·a·days Samsung fanboys are wrost than apple fanboys. You can't criticize them or samsung products no matter how legimitimate the criticism is. I don't know about other guys but maherk is definitely crazy samsung fanboy. The way he behaves on this site resembles the behavior of the crazy religious fanatics. What dimas said is true you can't agrue with (fanatics) fanboys.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 18:05 1

97. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


There will be always fanboys, but now Samsung fanboys are just everywhere. They decided to buy S6 so now they can't get any criticism.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:57 12

32. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I am pretty sure if a pole was started now, people would go for a phone packed top notch specs and features having a very good battery life and the ability to fully charge it in 1:15 mins, OVER a phone with a milked out design and yesterday's specs with very poor software support, and a great battery life that needs more than 4 hours to get it fully charged.

V. Good battery life + 10 mins charge for 4hrs of usage or fully charging it in 1:15 is >>>>>> than a great battery that needs 1/5 of the day to get charged.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:08

39. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


Yes, because people thinks that something new is better. This is how their mind works. Fast charging is great for some people, but it can impact battery.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 16:25 2

57. engineer-1701d (Posts: 3218; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


go take a s**t and put phone on charger done 4 hours then get in the car and dock it and get 20 mins charge now you are at 3/4 full charge.
if you have a car i know some of you in less advanced countries dont have cars. or motorcycles. or even a bike

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 16:49

60. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


The funny thing is that could be arguments of iPhone user(with a little slower charging). I have a car. Still you are not getting what I mean. S6 should have better battery life than S5 and that's the fact. They done step backward. Deal with it.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 09:31

87. j2001m (Posts: 2758; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


The s5 is a brick, that's why it's got more battery, it was design for an QHD screen but it was not done in time

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 10:01

89. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


It's brick that feel great in hand thanks to a little profile on the back. I am glad that they didn't put QHD in S5. It's useless on small screen.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:39 10

19. Kumar123 (Posts: 447; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


You are nothing but a Samsung worshiper. If you were a true Samsung fan and well wisher, you would have criticized Samsung for disimproving one of the most important aspect of smartphone. And it's not the only thing gsmarena criticized about S6. The also put Main disadvantages as -

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

But of course you didn't "see" that even though its in the first page.
"2 and half days of moderate use" - are you kidding me? Now you are just twisting what they said. If you use your phone for 1 hour of call, web and video play then you'll get that kind of battery life. You just intentionally left some sentences just to show the 2 days battery life. If one person use only 1 hour of call, web and video play then even iPhone user can get 2 days of battery life.

It's confirmed that S6 has bad battery life but you worshiper will defend its weakness no matter what that's for sure.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:48 15

22. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Says the Sony worshipper lmao
Always bringing the water waterproof excuse of how the S6 sucks. Samsung know that the vast majority of people didn't care about it, and that's why they decided to go without it for the S6, and yet give those who want it the option to buy the upcoming S6 Active.
The stereo speakers were stupid, but since Sony implemented it, you ve been barking about it non stop.
Sd slot, well, i didn't see you crying over it when Sony took it off in the Xperia S??
FM radio? Lmao!! You just proved how you're picking things that Sony offers and Samsung don't to prove a point, should we also bash the S6 for not having cover flaps??

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:55 8

29. Kumar123 (Posts: 447; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


LMAO. I don't even own a Sony phone, jackass. But once again nice attempt, you are working hard to hide your lord weakness by unnecessarily bringing other companies product. Pathetic.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:59 13

34. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


We ALL know that you're a Sony slave. Nice try in denying that, when every single comment of yours prove that you are.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:18 13

41. Kumar123 (Posts: 447; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


If I follow your logic then GSMArena is also must be a Sony slave. Since gsmarena is the one who put these thing as the Main Disadvantages of Galaxy S6, GSMArena must be a Sony slave.

Checkmate.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:36 14

47. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


See the difference between you and GSMarena is that they listed bunch of main advantages found in the S6, and they NEVER claimed that the S6's battery is bad(which btw is running on a pre-release software).
What you failed to mention is that they crowned the S6 with the best display, one the best built and designed phones, one of the best camera phones in the market, the fastest, the most feature rich phone, and many more advantages that you deliberately excluded from your comment.
Once you tell me where GSMarena said the S6 battery is "Bad", then you will not be marked as an ignorant fool. Until then, you are a hell of an ignorant lying fool.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 18:08 5

71. bur60 (Posts: 821; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I absolutely love the S6 edge, but Kumar has a point. Even if the battery is not bad. It's bad to downgrade from battery. It's a step back from what we already had. (IF ITS TRUE, which I don't believe.)

Yeah the rest is great, but I want a phone which goes beyond 10 hour screen time and SD card if possible. I didn't spend 50 euros on my SAMSUNG branded SD card for nothing.

It doesn't mean that S6 is out of my options. I'm just gonna wait for Lg Sony and Lenovo, but they will bring boring phones probably. Sorry to say this but Maherk, u sound like Samsung fanboy

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:51 8

26. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Get a life lol. If any of those features mattered, most of which Sony has featured on their phone, then Sony themselves would be selling phones and would not be on the verge of going out of business in the mobile sector. These "perks" aren't indicative of user experience, Samsung knows that and consumers want beautiful hardware with excellent user experience, that's why they're going to continue to always sell more phones than Sony, until the latters inevitable exit from the smartphone market.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:52 14

27. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


You are my very definition of an idiot. Where is it "confirmed" that the S6 has bad battery life? Even GSMArena's rather frothey piece, which did not assert in any way that the S6 had bad battery life. Show me ONE reputable (non Apple funded) publication or tech site that refers to "bad battery life" when referring to the S6.

Just ONE will do.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 16:49 6

61. nctx77 (Posts: 1648; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


That 4 hours in 10 minutes crap is a sign that the battery life is crap! Also, we will here about batteries exploding after a month!

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 17:08 9

63. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Hear**
And based on your stupid logic, my Note 4's battery should've exploded 4 months ago.
Nice try Apple boy, nice try.

Fyi, the S6 still beats your beloved iPhone 6's battery life. So if the S6's battery is crap, what does that make of the iPhone 6's one?? Exactly!!

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 17:09 4

64. tedkord (Posts: 9949; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


We've already heard about them - in iPhone's and pretty much every major manufacturer's phones.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 02:39 4

80. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


i bet the "4 hours in 10 minutes charge" only applies if you use your phone for pretty basic stuffs, like text or calls, and with ultra power saving mode.

@maherk
fastest phone? the comparison says different though, not that significantly faster than the S5, and i bet the gap is even smaller with the Note 4.
even compared with the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 is faster in some tasks.
built? not tested yet.
design? it's not that much different from S5, same design language, same home button, same curves, etc.
the difference is only materials used.
i don't even know what Samsung means by Project Zero, certainly S6 is not a device that is built from scratch.
i can understand if it's like HTC One X and HTC One M7, M7 feels like a totally different phone from hardware and software wise.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 19:12

98. tedkord (Posts: 9949; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


No, it's a sign that Samsung is advancing the tech, making it easier and better.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:21 5

7. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I didn't saw your comment while writing mine ^^ I am disapointed too with S6 battery life.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:29 4

12. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I wonder how much improved the battery life would be with just a 1080p panel. I am still enjoying my Nexus 5 display.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:48 10

23. JMartin22 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


That review seems botched, I don't think their testing methodology is particularly accurate either. The S6 using similar firmware and a more energy efficient display should have achieved similar or better results as well. Either way, if this is a legitimate problem, we can see Samsung seeding an expedited "emergency" firmware patch.

Other than that, the authenticity of this review is poor and the quality is abysmal. Portions of it are incomplete, there's no detailed display analysis or in depth camera reviewing like they do on their format. The problem with GSMArena is that they like to prematurely release their "reviews" several weeks ahead of the competition, then edit in the detail later. Their research is poor and their methodology for their findings is inconsistent.

Wait a few more weeks for real detailed reviews to come in once the embargo lifts, we'll get a better picture then on this whole tale.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 16:50 7

62. nctx77 (Posts: 1648; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Spoken like a true (S)heep!

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 02:59 1

83. tech2 (Posts: 3333; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL...typical hater.

If you have nothing to counter his point, just scream 'sheep' ! Develop an IQ and argue constructively rather than name calling like a 10 year old.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:18 3

42. tech2 (Posts: 3333; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Okay is no one gonna talk about the battery life being affected due to pre-release firmware GS6 is using ? .....okay then

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 02:42

81. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


how significant will it matter?
even a jump from Kitkat to Lollipop isn't that huge.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 02:57 1

82. tech2 (Posts: 3333; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


That is something only time will tell. Nor you or me can tell the 'significance'. Its best to wait and see rather then jumping to premature conclusions.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 19:14

99. tedkord (Posts: 9949; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If you're talking about the changes, then you don't know what you're talking about. ART instead of Dalvik alone makes this a huge step.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 15:31 5

45. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Then why don't u guys quit complaining bout the SAMSUNG GALAXY designs. If you people quit bytchn bout their design they wouldn't have remove the battery or the SD CARD slot. Plus you can save lots of battery if you turn off your TRAFFIC DATA why the hell can't anyone do that I turn off my traffic data and still come home with 60-50% useage left. I prefer that I like the new design and people don't know how to utilize their phone when it comes to battery life.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 16:25 3

55. Gnobias (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


"The battery scores aren't that bad and are in fact higher than average. The S6's battery had enough juice to last 17 and a half hours on 3G calls, almost 9 hours on non-stop web browsing and 10 and a half hours on looped video playback. The stand-by endurance is slightly above average too.

In the end the new flagship managed to achieve of respectable rating of 64h, which might not be as impressive as the 83h mark of Galaxy S5, but it still means your Galaxy S6 will last at least two and a half days if you are using it for an hour of calls, web and video playback each day."

-gsma

Bonus - "The TouchWiz software on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 is silky smooth with no slowdowns. TouchWiz gets a lot of hate over perceived lag, but there is none on the Galaxy S6 and it features smooth Lollipop-like animated transitions, which makes the experience even better."

"The Samsung Galaxy S6 (and S6 edge for that matter) is the fastest mobile phone you can have at the moment and with 64-bit support in place this should remain the case for some time to come. The flagship offers top notch performance for any use case and may not be surpassed in 2015, looking at just the 5" size (obviously the Note 5 is coming and should be a bit faster)."

-gsma

wanna go over their review more? lol

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 16:36 4

58. tedkord (Posts: 9949; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Please keep crying, it is so entertaining. Ha!

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 17:21 6

67. teerex42 (Posts: 201; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


You don't know what the f*k you're talking about!! The floor models that all of these companies have are NOT the FINISHED version! You can't compare battery life until you have the an actual production model in your hands!! As in the consumer!!!! Any person that knows anything about technology would know that!! I've read other articles that the battery life is better than the S5, so not sure where you got your information from! Wait until the phone has been out before you judge!

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 12:59

91. baldilocks (Posts: 736; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The GSM review was a poor one at best. Not even a production unit. Their review of the low speaker sound just proves that they don't know what they are talking about.

posted on 16 Mar 2015, 15:40

101. Clars123 (Posts: 563; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


Well... GSM Arena have updated review..besides adding storage speed tests as well as speaker and brightness retests,they've finally mentioned that the model used in the review was running pre-release software.

"The Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6 used for this review is a pre-release unit, using firmware version G920FXXU1A0BN, which was the latest available as of March 10. You can rest assured we will retest all of our proprietary tests once we get a production unit - hopefully within a week or so."

So people please calm down and wait for reviews after the phone actually launches.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 13:58 2

4. Derekjeter (Posts: 805; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Your tipster is 2 weeks late. They said they would sell it starting 4/11 when they announced the phone.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:11 6

5. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6-review-1227p3.php In some aspects S6 is a step backward. Noticeably worse battery life than in S5. GSMArena makes battery test on 50% screen brightness. So S6 got 208 cd/m2 and S5 274 cd/m2. Also loudspeaker is louder in S5.
In my opinion successor should be better in all ways. Now we are seeing results of small battery and QHD screen. Even new technology screen and processor can't win with useless QHD. I will keep my S5. S6 is not successor I am looking for. Also I don't want that glass back. All I would change in my S5 are plastic "chrome" bezels and that fingerprint sensor.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:23 9

8. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I am not sure how did GSMARENA cane into the conclusion that the S5 is louder than the S6, but here is a video testing both speakers, and the S6 is a lot louder than the S5.

Speaker test: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs S5:https://youtu.be/258qh9CidKA

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:30

13. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


GSMArena tested normal S6 not Edge.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:33 5

14. maherk (Posts: 3368; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


1- S6 and S6 share the same internals except for the screen and slightly larger battery
2- this is the right way to see how the speakers perform in normal situations. I don't think people watch their videos with the speaker up and screen down.

posted on 14 Mar 2015, 14:36

16. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


1. You can't be sure about it. Edge is more premium version.
2. I edited my comment because in the end of video they changed S5 position.

posted on 15 Mar 2015, 13:00

92. baldilocks (Posts: 736; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The edge is only 'premium' because of the cost of the curved glass -- not because of the internals. Try again.

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