Here's how Samsung is shipping its Galaxy S6 smartphones to the US (giant Boeing 747s are involved)

Here's how Samsung is shipping its Galaxy S6 smartphones to the US (giant Boeing 747s are involved)
While you can already pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the US, the two smartphones won't be properly released before April 10. To prepare itself (and carriers and retailers) for the big launch, Samsung is currently loading "several" Boeing 747s with Galaxy S6 boxes. The Boeing 747 is one of the world's largest cargo aircrafts, so it can literally transport tons of Galaxy S6 units (though there's no word on exactly how many of them Samsung is loading onto the planes).

According to previous reports, Samsung expects to sell over 50 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units by the end of the year. 20 million units may have already been pre-ordered by carriers and retail partners. Demand for the curved S6 edge in particular might be higher than Samsung had expected.

Both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge come with three different storage options - 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB - so you can buy one on contract for prices starting at $199 (S6, 32 GB), and going up to $499 (S6 edge, 128 GB). Check out this article for more Galaxy S6 pricing details. Also, make sure to read our Galaxy S6 review and Galaxy S6 edge review.


via: Mashable

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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61 Comments

1. Barracuda

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

they even copied shipping from Apple!

3. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

what else did they copied? Apple's CPU?.

22. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

They are copcopying the atmosphere where planes flights.

47. rallyguy

Posts: 620; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

hahaha Who do you think makes Apple's CPU?

51. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

I was messing with Baracula... I knew who made apples cpu

4. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Apple even copied manufacturing phones from Samsung!

13. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Apple doesn't manufacture phones

5. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

you telling me apple invented air shipping... keyword for you^The Boeing 747 is one of the world's largest cargo aircrafts

7. Scorpion67 unregistered

Hahahahahahahahaha! this guy just went full retard!

45. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Most Apple fans are on that setting permanently.

8. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

lol... you are stupid Ip*ssy!

10. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

even the apple copied Apple

11. dimas

Posts: 3324; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You're being sarcastic yes? You know that carrying expensive gadgets thru old fashioned cargo ships will post more risk than flying it in air, right?

54. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What risk? The reason they are likely sending them on planes is due to deal with several issues. Ships take up to 4 weeks to cross and ocean. Samsung could easily use its own ship which is the world's larget to ship all 20M phones at one time. Then you have to deal with customs. Even though I am sure Samsung has clout, customs in the USA is a painful experience. I know because I had a job that dealt directly with them and they are completes pricks to say it lightly. So that's as much a 2 weeks of wait. Then you have to unload the boat and get the stuff on a plane or truck to get to other locations. That means they would miss the April 10th deadline. Wit planes they take 2 days to get here, spend up to 2 weeks in customs and they can still get the stuff on a plane and get the stuff to every city in a single day and then its just up to carriers to get the stuff into their own warehouses. Which is where they ship from anyways in most cases. The issue is time, not liability.

16. techspace

Posts: 1037; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

Yeah...now samsung will have to pay a billion dollars to apple for air shipping the s6.

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

DUMB ASS how is this different from any phone being shipped to usa for delivery in 1 week, and look it up apple copied samsungs 2012 ativ s google search image if you know how. also fyi samsung did the headphone jack on the bottom before apple also strupid apple fan

48. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

They even copied the crews at the airport who handles the shipments.

52. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Planes are owned by shippers. I guess that now that the iPhoen ships from China, Apple copied Samsung by shipping phones on boats. RIGHT? All these ignorant copy Apple posts are such BS. Do you think Samsung ships everything to other countries by boat? How do you think phones get to countries that are not near water? You're such a dumbass.

2. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

Did Apple invented that way of shipping?

6. lhtbinh1909

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

No they didn't. How you think UPS, Amazon or even EMS works?

14. AppleJuice

Posts: 145; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

I know, that was a reply to Barracuda.

23. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I don't know. Perhaps by pigeons?

9. Scott93274

Posts: 6030; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'm not a fan of Samsung, but I got to hold the Galaxy S6 Edge today at Best Buy and it was really, really nice.

12. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

OK Boys, Lets get that plane ;p

15. Derekjeter

Posts: 1459; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

You see the pallet all the way in the back? That's where my platinum S6 Edge is. Come to daddy!

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

jeter i thought u had apple only? did u switch

61. Derekjeter

Posts: 1459; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Two years ago I had only Apple but I've had the Note 3,4, S5, Nexus 6, HTC M7, M8. Work phone is an iPhone 6 plus black 128gig personal is my nexus 6 but I'm gonna pre order S6 edge in platinum

17. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Maybe having batteries separate in the box (like with previous Galaxy S models) incurs a haz-mat status, and thus costing more to ship. Maybe that's why Samsung stole the vital feature. Now just hope most of this supply gets sent back (after abysmal sale numbers) to be converted to the way should have been manufactured in the first place.

18. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Undeniably the best smartphone in the world.

19. Sauce5 unregistered

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