No joke: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders start April 1st at Verizon

No joke: Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders start April 1st at Verizon
April 1st might be April Fool's Day, but it is no laughing matter to Verizon customers looking to buy the Samsung Galaxy S6 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Both handsets, on the top of our list of the "Best smartphones at MWC 2015," made quite an impression at Barcelona after being unveiled by Samsung last weekend.

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.

source: AndroidAuthority

Related phones

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)



1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Locked bootloader? Rootable? We will soon see.

4. tedkord

Posts: 17317; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

On Verizon? That's not even a question. It'll be bootloader locked. Root may be possible.

6. alouden unregistered

These days it is becoming harder and harder with Samsung devices....

22. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Just AT&T and Verizon. Check out the XDA forum for a Tmobile Note 4. Lots of stuff.

34. alouden unregistered

I know. Thanks. They have lots of Roms. If I ever went back to Samsung, I would purchase a Tmobile phone for my AT&T service. In fact my next phone (whatever the brand) will be free of AT&T.

27. theo14461 unregistered

Pffft! I'd rather eat dog doo, than to be a victim of Verizon. No thanks!

11. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Not counting on it at all. I've accepted the fact that I should buy a Nexus if I care more about bootloaders and root access on Verizon. The Nexus 6 is Verizon compatible but the S6 Edge is too sexy even with the lock down.

18. engineer-1701d unregistered

unlocked if paid for out right all carriers must give you unlock codes, so that should help who ever wants to root

31. tedkord

Posts: 17317; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's carrier unlock, not bootloader unlock, and had nothing to do with root.

2. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

for over 700. no thanks

15. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Yes thanks.

3. torr310

Posts: 1646; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Not going to get the decreased battery capacity handset.

5. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

wish for a fcking price list

7. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

According to the Big Mouth of Samsung's Fanboys. This phone will kill it in sales. Let's see.

8. Danini1112

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 22, 2013

It's will :)

12. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

Oh, you are back, Tim. You had appeared to be somewhat absent these past few days. I hope you have some positive and constructive comments to add to the discussions here. Welcome back.

13. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

It's an easy bet that Samsung will beat any of their previous phone sales, the S6 will become the top Android phone model for 2015 and will make tons of money. There is nothing on the radar for months that will even come close. And it doesn't help that Qualcomm screwed up with the Snapdragon 810 (throttling and heating issues) and HTC screwed up with the M8S. Both basically helped Samsung regain a dominant position. It's the perfect storm for Samsung. If stock is low on the S6 Edge I can see lines forming. I will be preordering once it goes live. And I already own a Note 4.

14. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

iFans are raging in anger and disbelief of the amazing S6, while Sammy fans are just sitting laughing at iFans comments.

19. engineer-1701d unregistered

actually 80% of the people i have showed the phone too want ths gs6 over there apple phone thats encouraging

20. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

I can't wait for April 1st It's a near perfect phone for me

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No ones raging in anger dude. It's a nice phone, it'll sell millions, the sun will still glow, and the earth will still rotate on its axis in its orbit around the sun. Life goes on.

32. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

The fact that Tim Cook felt the need to come to a GS6 article and post a hate comment like that just goes to show that he is indeed jealous.

38. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Ah I see. Can the same be said about all of the android fans trolling the apple articles?

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I highly doubt that, no one matches the holy Apple in marketing ripoff products. No one. BTW, congrats on silently copying Samsung's 2012 ATIV S ( design in the iPhone 6/6+, barely anyone noticed, but now they're thinking it was Samsung that copied you with the new S6 design.

33. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Keep shut. Don't you have any other job other than posting on every Samsung Article? Freaking annoying Trollers everywhere.

9. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I still want to see what LG and Motorola come up with.

10. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Don't you have something else with your mouth right now Mr Cook?

16. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Inb4 Samsung is a joke comment

17. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

But the real joke is, when you preorder that S6 or Edge, you are really preordering a flip phone. :D

21. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

I am not quite sure that I follow.

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