Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge available for pre-orders in Turkey

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge available for pre-orders in Turkey
Last Sunday, we told you that Turkish carrier Turkcell was beginning to take pre-orders on the HTC One M9. Now, the mobile operator has started taking reservations on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The 32GB variant of each model is available to be pre-ordered in one of four different color options.

The price of the 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 from Turkcell is the equivalent of $956 USD. The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 edge will cost you $1147 USD. The carrier is asking $1060 USD for the HTC One M9, although Turkcell is giving those who pre-order that device a voucher good for $114 USD that can be used for equipment, accessories or service. It doesn't appear that a similar voucher will be offered to those pre-ordering Samsung's new phones.

While no launch date appears on the Turkcell website, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to launch on April 10th overseas, with a U.S. launch possibly taking place across all four major U.S. carriers on April 11th. Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest mobile carrier, is expected to begin accepting pre-orders for both handsets on April 1st.


source: Turkcell, TechnoESC (translated) via Webtekno (translated)

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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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33 Comments

1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Wow. It's really expensive in turkey.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

Everything is expensive in turkey.

8. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

lol you should see here in Brasil.

20. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

What's the tax rates there? We got two different taxes for cell phones here. Three, if it has FM Radio. Also those are cumulative. And a new tax on the way. Also there is a minimum amount of tax for one of these, so if phone is cheap, tax is higher. For S6 and S6 Edge total tax is about 47.5%, for M9 it's 56.35%.

19. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Human life is cheap in Turkey.

28. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But the cost is based on the difference when money is converted, Right? So basically the only reason you guys pay so much more, because you money has far less value. In the US, we and countries that use the Euro, pay almost the same price. $588 Euros is about $650 bucks, which is what the S5 costs. But in the US, it appears Sammy drop the cost of the S6 because its around $599, while the entry model S6 Edge is $650. Which both is still a very nice cost for what you get.

32. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

It's prices directly related to USD. So as well our money keeping losing value against USD, every year phones getting more expensive for us. For example S5's price were beginning from 2,199TL at the April 2014, now S6's price begins from 2,499TL. But at the launch time S5's price were about $1,047 in Turkey, now S6's price is about $964. Much higher prices than US or EU prices. Those are expensive for any standards. Correct me If I'm wrong, as well I know you are just paying sale tax in the US and it's maximum 11% only in some states. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States#By_jurisdiction Again as well I know in the EU countries they are paying just VAT and maximum rate is about 27% only in some countries. http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/resources/documents/taxation/vat/how_vat_works/rates/vat_rates_en.pdf On the other hand in Turkey, firstly we are paying a label tax for government TV and radio channels, if it has FM radio. Rate is about 6%. Then came Special Consumption Tax (kind of a luxury tax but actually it's related to alcohol and tobacco duties of EU). Is about 25%. But minimum amount of it fixed to 120TL now equivalent to $46. So if you are gonna buy a $10 worth feature phone, you have to pay $46 Special Consumption Tax. Then 18% VAT comes. You will be wrong if you are thinking total tax rate is about 49% (6+25+18). They are calculating it cumulatively. Not over yet. They are preparing a new tax named anti-dumping duty. Every imported phone (which means almost every phone) will be subject to it. Rumors says it will be around 8-10%. BTW, 2 years warranty is mandatory in Turkey. Also online purchases from other countries is banned.

2. wiidoo

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 23, 2014

Also in poland

3. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Everything is expensive in Turkey!! But this is insanely expensive for a phone. My cousin just moved there a year ago, he was driving a 2011 Porsche Cayenne in Lebanon, now he is driving a Renault Megan in Turkey, because it will cost him a fortune to buy one there.

5. vartotojas

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

galaxy 7 will be 1300$ or more?.,,,..,.

6. morganboy0

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 23, 2010

Lol at the title. "samsung galaxy s6 and samsung galaxy s6"

14. shm224

Posts: 295; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

@morganboy0 : the writer probably meant to say "S6 and S6 Edge"

24. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

we all know that hahaha that's why he laughed so hard lol

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Am I missing something? He simply called them by their full names vs shorten names. Right?

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why would he? He called them by their exact name. Maybe I am missing the joke. lol They are the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. They are both still Galaxy devices. What's wrong with using the whole name?

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Where I live s6 (770usd) is cheaper than m9 (809usd) and ip6 (873usd). 128GB costs about the same as the ip6+ 16GB.

9. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

By the way guys ... the best shootout I saw in the net ... S5 vs S6 vs Note 4 vs iPhone 6. Really a good work !http://www.gsmarena.com/shootout_galaxy_s6_note_4_galaxy_s5_iphone_6-review-1229.php

10. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

thanks for the link. Makes me really appreciate the shooter on the back of my iphone!

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You appreciate a camera that took the worse pictures? lol Even the S5 being a year old still took a better picture with a 2.2 Aperture camera.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

They are still using pre-release S6.

22. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

True, it has the same camera as Note 4 but with wider aperture, it can only become better than Note 4 if not just as good. Needs some tweaking

13. tedkord

Posts: 17415; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So they're getting both the S6 and the S6?

15. shm224

Posts: 295; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

just don't understand Samsung's sales strategy.. Why Turkey? or the UK? why not the US where their Galaxy S sales is still strong and also their largest market?

16. engineer-1701d unregistered

because they know its going to sell well here all the gs3, gs4 and gs5 upgrades. basically all the samsung market in the U.S. i want to feel each one first my room mate works for att and he got to play with the edge last week.

17. obsidyen

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 18, 2015

Electronics and cars are expensive in Turkey because there are lots of taxes. I have a VW Golf but I could buy a BMW 320i with the same money if I lived in United States. That's how tragic taxes are. S6 and S6 Edge will sell well in Turkey as well. 90% of people use either iPhone or Samsung. I have a Xperia Z1 Compact but I'm tempted to buy S6 if it has a powerful headphone jack.

18. Fenomenon

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Everything isnt very expensive in Turkey. In my city (Ankara) 3-room flat rental price is about 250$ per month. Bus tickets are 0,6$ for students 0,8$ for others. I pay 0,65$ for lunch at university, 0,2$ for coffee and 0,4$ for hot chocolate. etc, etc, etc But cell phones are really expensive since goverment charges extra fee for mobile phones. 150$ memopad 7 (Z3745) costs 380 TL (146$) But 150$ zenfone 5 costs 700 TL (270$) Recently I bought LG Gpad 7 + original smart case + 32 GB SD card (toshiba class 10) for 100$. Only tablet itself is 125$ in amazon. And well those price are not unusual. Iphone 6 16gb (960$), 6+ 16gb (1100$), 6+ 128gb (1350$) And Im supporting this because ppl buy "smart" phones like crazy. Everybody change their phones in every 6 months. Regular wroker who has 400$ salary buys an iphone for 1000$. Imo phones are smart but ppl are just too stupid. U can still find nice phones for decent price tho GMD mini 2 (local brand, 1gb ram, 1.3 quad core mtk, 8mp camera) 180$ GMD 2 (2gb ram, mtk6592T 2ghz octa core, 13mp camera) 310$ GMD Air (blu vivo air) 280$ Zenfone 5 lite 240$, zenfone 5 270$, zenfone 6 310$ Xperia Z2 520$ Samsung S5 580$, S4 390$, Alpha 540$ Huawei Ascend G7 390$ Huawei Ascend Mate 7 590$ LG G2 16gb 410$, G3 (3gb ram) 580$

21. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Some people who working for minimum wages and they are spends their hard earned money to buy expensive shoes or pants. Should we heavily taxed shoes too? So you justified smarter people suffer for that? Government doesn't give a s**t where people spends their money. Mobile phones a cash cow for them just like gas and cars.

26. Fenomenon

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

You dont know the situation in Turkey. Millons of ppl with 5000-6000$ annual income buy iphone every year You can buy decent laptop (i5, 8GB ram, 2GB GPU) for 700$ in Turkey. You can also buy laptop for 260$ (4GB ram intel celeron) or 2600$. When you compare those laptops you can feel the difference. But all smart phones do pretty much the same thing. Smart phones become affordable luxury. They cannot buy 1M$ villa, 500k $ Ferrari of 10k $ watch. But they can buy 1000$ iphone, therefore they buy. Ferrari doesnt lose its value in 1 yr. You can use laptop for 5 yrs or LCD TV for 10 yrs. But those mobile phones become crap in 1 yr. I change my phone in every 3 yrs, but most ppl just waste their money on smart phones every single year. So this is the problem.

27. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

LOL I know the situation in Turkey very well. I had 4 phones in last 15 years. If some people wants to spending their money for phones it's their choice. Are you asking other people where you should spend your money? I don't want to robbed by government via outrageous taxes because of that.

33. Fenomenon

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

I got it. You know Turkey very well Man Im not supporting high taxes. But some of my friends and relatives act like stupid. They say "Did u see new iphone 6 / galaxy s6 / note 4, its awsome, I think its time to change my iphone 5s / galaxy S5 / note 3" This makes me angry. And I feel better when they pay more :D

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