No joke: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders start April 1st at Verizon
Big Red is the first to come up with a date when it will start accepting pre-orders. T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T have started to take email addresses for pre-registration. But unlike pre-orders, no money changes hands. Those who pre-register will receive an email when both new models are available to be pre-ordered for each specific carrier.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. That works out to a pixel density of 577ppi. Under the hood is a 64-bit octa-core 2.1GHz Exynos 7420 CPU. 3GB of RAM is on board along with 32GB/64GB/128GB of native storage. A micro SD slot for those needing more memory? Not this time. The microSD slot is one of the casualties of Samsung's new focus on form over function. The 16MP rear snapper comes with an aperture of f/1.9, which allows for great shots under low-lighting conditions. It also comes with OIS. A 5MP "selfie shooter" adorns the front of the phone. Android 5.0 is pre-installed.
The differences with the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge include the curved glass on both sides of the latter model. The Galaxy S6 edge also has a 2600mAh battery, 50mAh more than the cell on the regular Galaxy S6. Both phones also have different dimensions. The two handsets have more in common than differences between them. One thing they both share is the April 1st pre-order date on Verizon. Still unknown is the actual date of release (April 10th has been bandied about) and the pricing.