Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge now available to pre-order in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge now available to pre-order in the UK
Not long after becoming available to pre-order in mainland Europe, Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge can now also be pre-ordered in the UK. However, at the moment pre-orders aren't officially available at Samsung UK, but via a few third-party sellers.

For example, you can get a Galaxy S6 from eBay UK starting at £549.99 (32 GB model), while the Galaxy S6 edge (64 GB) costs £649.99 at the same vendor. Both handsets should be shipped on April 10. MobileFun UK is also taking pre-orders, asking £599 for a Galaxy S6, and £699 for a Galaxy S6 edge.

Of course, if you don't want to buy a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge unlocked, you'll have to wait until mid-April, when most British mobile operators should start offering the two handsets on contract.

In the US, the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge should be available to pre-order starting April 1 (at least at Verizon). Prices for the S6 will likely start at $199 on contract, while the S6 edge is expected to cost $299 or more.

Overall, it's said that, until now, Samsung may have already received orders for 20 million Galaxy S6 and S6 edge units from carriers and retailers around the world. One analyst believes that Samsung could sell 46 million S6 units (including both the regular, and the egde model) until the end of 2015.


sources: eBay UK, MobileFun UK, via GSM Arena

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)

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40 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Not feeling the £100 storage increase price, Apple products cost £80 more for a storage upgrade

4. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

The 20£ difference is the difference between fast memory and crap memory. ....

11. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

No pal it is a ripoff when Apple does it and it is the same when Samsung does it. I hope this is not true as I like the phone but don't be a mindless fanboy.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Yes, Apple's $100 increase (in the States) to double your storage is horribly overpriced. However, the new UFS storage in the GS6 is many times faster than any other smartphone, and it IS noticeable in day to day operation, ask anyone who has moved from a HDD to SSD in their computer. I think in this one situation, the price bump is justified in the GS6, just because they are using a much better solution than anyone else that is actually more expensive. I am by no means a Samsung fanboy, I have stayed far away from Samsung since the GS3, but what they did with the GS6 is really impressive.

37. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

With that logic, smartphone prices should go up $100 every year or two because the processors are always more advanced. I can't stand Apple but Samsung is being just as bad with this. And another reason why I demand a microSD card slot in my phone. A one time purchase of $30 for a super fast 64GB memory card which I can use in multiple phones without having to buy the built in memory in each phone costing hundreds of dollars more in total.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's new tech, and as such is higher priced. As it becomes more mainstream, prices will drop.

31. Cicero

Posts: 1136; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And the statement in article is S6 32GB compared with S6 Edge 64 GB. The difference of £100.

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Wrong 550 is for the 32GB S6 version and 650 is for the 64GB S6 EDGE version, which means the 64GB S6 will be around 599 pounds.

2. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Come on. Open pre orders for India too!!!!

3. maherk

Posts: 6928; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The S6 32GB is expected to be priced at $625 when it is released here in Lebanon, making it the cheapest flagship phone in the past 2 years. With all the new tech the S6/S6 edge is bringing to the table, and with such a competitive pricing, Samsung seems to get back to their glory days.

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

New tech? Lease enlighten me!

8. maherk

Posts: 6928; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Wait for another 3 years when the iPhone will come with such a specs sheet, then Tim Cook will have no problem enlightening you and your fellow iSheeps.

12. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

haha no one can't enlightening him except tim cook!

35. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The iPhone has never needed high specs...it runs perfectly without them. Unfortunately with a Samsung, even with the specs decent enough to power a small satellite into orbit it will still laaaaaaaaaaagggg.ggg.gg....

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

A fast cpu which is less power consuming and one of the fastest currently available. A new amoled screen that is even brighter, more color accurate, packing a whole lot a pixels into a 5.1 screen and is the best smartphone screen currently available. A super fast memory controller that blows anything out of the water. A new fingerprint sensor that is highly accurate. Not to mention of the best camera's available today. All this packed in a premium looking phone that has superb engineering quality. That's the new tech inside the Galaxy S6. Coming from a guy who isn't a fan of Samsung.

41. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

I think Samsung asked Apple for the design and fingerprint approve this time.

42. mrochester

Posts: 1018; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It's just a crying shame it's Android rather than iOS.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

DDR4 ram, UFS-2 NAND, improved display in accuracy and power savings, 14nm cpu layout. You're welcome.

17. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Speaking of display accuracy the DisplayMate review is up. It's another ace in the hole.

18. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

that one will never say thank you, so let me! THANKS TEDKORD!

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

That's a really attractive pricing you got there. Meantime in Europe we'll pay $150 extra because of taxes and other fees.

9. Baron

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

I dont care the price. I want the Green Emerald. When will this color available?

10. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

me too :)

19. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

If it had a removable battery and microSD I would have bought this on day one (the regular S6). I'm not paying ~£650+ for the 128GB version (if it's even available). Awful decision by Samsung to remove these features.

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Why, the sd card is to slow and does not work ufs 2 due to the pins needed and it will remove the speed of the phone, it be like putting in ddr1 into your ddr4 pc I..e it not offered as it will crap up the system, (your pc as more then 1 mem controler for sd cards before you say anything, it be like transferring files back from your sd card to your pc ssd, slow like crap) and is 600% slower, they offer you over 100gb of cloud for the files you not using big time and you get the normal Google cloud setup, also just buy one of the new samsung battery packs or a case with the battery packs included, please get with 2015, sd cards will be removed within the next 12 months as others move to the new type of hd

21. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also I think any customer who need to use sd cards in 2015 when samsung are offering new tech and free cloud need to not buy the new phone as they have no idea what they are doing and need to just buy one of the crap phomes from there shop, pay as go that only comes with 4gb crap speed mem and a sd card slot as they not going to get any speed for there cash anyways, good day

26. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Until I can store applications on the cloud, access it anywhere and have it be as fast as local storage, I'm not interested. It is not a useful alternative. Stop bringing it up. A microSD is the perfect compromise of speed, capacity, price and accessibility. I'm not paying almost £700 for a phone just to get access to 128GB of storage, which is why I want microSD support.

33. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Not to mention the power consumption of streaming something, especially on a mobile connection.

25. namesib

Posts: 97; Member since: Feb 08, 2015

Despite the existence of SSDs, many people still use HDDs? Why? They have a considerably better cost-capacity ratio. I don't need very fast speeds for my media and applications. Cloud is slower and less functional than any microSD card, so that point is redundant. A battery pack will not prevent battery degradation; in fact, it will probably accelerate it.

22. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

And this comes from an sd card user, why you ask, bexause phones only came with 16gb, not any longer, get with 2015 you low tech man How long did you keep your floppy disk for afeter all others have moved on ?????????

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