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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