Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders slated to start March 20th in the U.K.

Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 edge pre-orders slated to start March 20th in the U.K.
Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will start in the U.K.on March 20th. Samsung not only announced the date, but also revealed that those who pre-order either phone from the Samsung Experience store or from Samsung.com will be able to obtain their new handset on April 9th. That is a full day before the new phones will be official launched in the region. Besides pre-ordering directly from Samsung, U.K. consumers will be able to reserve either phone with retailers and wireless operators such as Vodafone, Carphone Warehouse, Three, EE and O2.

While no official number has been released, there is speculation that Samsung has rung up carrier pre-orders of 15 million units for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and 5 million for the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. This would appear to give Samsung confirmation that building its new flagship from scratch was a successful move.

When the previous model, the Samsung Galaxy S5, rang up disappointing sales in the face of criticism from phone buyers hoping for a more premium (read metal) build, Samsung went to work on building a phone with a metal frame (Samsung Galaxy Alpha) as a test run. It then re-designed its flagship from scratch, substituting form for function. That meant removing the microSD slot from the phone and making the battery non-removable.

Still, the excitement generated by the two new handsets has brought life back into Samsung, which is a huge 180 degree change from the struggles that the company's mobile division went through last year. Samsung isn't totally in the clear however. While the two new handsets are capturing the early buzz, they still have to compete with the other new Android powered flagship models like the HTC One M9 and the upcoming LG G4.

via: AndroidCentral


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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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12 Comments

1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I will wait the 5.6" plus epic phone.... The galaxy Note 5.

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

The Note 5 will most assuredly be 5.7" or more.

4. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Even better for me....!!!! I was hopping something between 5.6" - 6.2" with thin bezel or no bezel at all.

6. g2a5b0e unregistered

A 6"+ Note 5 would be dope. I would be in line the first day like I was for the Note 4.

2. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

" It then re-designed its flagship from scratch,substituting form for function " I think it is "substituting function for form" mostly because there is no Sd card slot, removable battery nor IP certification, still de pros overweight the cons.

5. wando77

Posts: 1167; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Sd card was only necessary before cause the s series only went up to 32gb. Now they start at 32gb and give those that want more storage the option to upgrade (with their superfast storage). Never had the waterproof feature so won't miss that. The removable battery is outweighed by the 10 min recharge feature. Coming from a samsung fan.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17198; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, they were right. They substituted form for function.

8. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope if it was the. Why is it faster than any of your other sd card phones?, it's removed because it's outdated crap

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

No it isn't. That's like saying all PC OEMs should get rid of HDDs and only use SSDs. But they don't. They use HDDs because they are cheap and do the job well enough. And even when building a PC and using SSD, most people just put the OS on it, and a couple of programs. Everything else goes on the HDD, because it is cheap and you won't notice the speed difference on most things. Same goes for phones. Internal memory for the OS and a couple of apps. SD card for things like photos, videos, and small apps. Economically, it just makes more sense, as well as being able to move SD cards between phones, so you won't have to buy the storage over again.

9. TechKnowledge

Posts: 55; Member since: May 05, 2013

S6 Edge Running Windows is perfect (For Me).

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It could happen if MS makes a ROM like they did for the Mi4.

12. joey18

Posts: 654; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

s6 edge will order t mobile

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