Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge release date and price overview


So, you're waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S6 to launch? Or maybe it's the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge you've got your mind set on. Either way, you're not alone – Samsung is expecting to ship more than 50 million units of its new flagship smartphones. It's an optimistic figure, but not one that can't be met, it seems, as pre-orders for the S6 and S6 edge are going steadily. Both in the U.S. and internationally, at that.  

Speaking of pre-orders for the new and hottest Galaxies, this post is all about their release date. Yeah, we know that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge release date is supposed to be April 10, but it turns out that not quite all models will be ready to go on that date. Especially if you have not pre-ordered yours already. Here's an overview of the Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 release date, along with the price each major U.S. carrier charges for one.

AT&T


AT&T will have the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in stores by April 10, but if you're impatient, you may pre-order yours online. In fact, the phones are already shipping, and if you pre-order one today, it should ship within a day or two. Not all variants are available, however. Here's a breakdown of the models available right now.


To make the deal sweeter, AT&T is giving you a $50 discount should you choose to buy the Samsung Gear Circle wireless headset along with the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge on an AT&T Next plan. The accessory's regular price is $83.99. As for the smartphones themselves, here's what you'll be paying for an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, excluding the cost of your subscription.


Verizon


Verizon will also make the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge available on April 10. Online pre-orders have been live for a while, in case you want to grab one while they're hot. However, availability on specific variants is already limited. Here's a breakdown of when each specific model is expected to become available:


Be aware of Verizon's trade-in program, which lets you get at least $100 for your old smartphone. Galaxy S4 and S5 trade-ins, for example, are valued at $150 and $200 respectively. In addition, Verizon is giving you $100 in bill credit for every smartphone line you bring over from another carrier. Having said all that, here's what the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 cost at Verizon, excluding your monthly service fees.


Verizon stores will open at their usual times on the April 10 Galaxy S6 launch day.

Sprint


Sprint stores are going to have the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in stock on, you guessed it, April 10. Pre-orders are live on the carrier's web site, and shipping has already begun. But as of this writing, availability is limited. Here are the models listed online right now, and before ordering, keep in mind that some models will take longer to ship than others. 


As far as pricing goes, Sprint's offer is definitely tempting. If you sign up for the carrier's $80/month Unlimited Plus service, you'll be getting a 32GB model at practically no cost as the $20 monthly lease will be given back to you as credit. The 2-year contract and Family Share plans are also among your options. Don't forget about Sprint's trade-in program in case you want to get rid of your old smartphone easily. Here are the prices for a Sprint Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, excluding service fees.


Sprint stores will open at their usual times on the April 10 Galaxy S6 launch day.

T-Mobile


T-Mobile has also started shipping pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. The phones are expected to be in stock at retail stores on April 10. At least most of the models. Some variants of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge will be dispatched within another week or two. Here's an overview:  


As far as pricing goes, it is simple to pick a plan with T-Mobile. Your default option is to sign up for a Simple Choice plan and then choose how much data you wish to have a month. On top of that, you'll receive one free year of Netflix service. Here's a look at the phones' cost, plan rates excluded.


Canada - Bell, Telus, Rogers


The good news is that Canada's three major wireless carriers will have the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in stock on April 10. In fact, some pre-orders have already been reported as shipped. Color availability will be limited, however. Only Rogers has confirmed that it will be offering the gold Galaxy S6 and S6 edge variants, while the other two big guys have them in white or black only. 

U.K. - Vodafone, Three, EE, O2


If Vodafone is your carrier of choice, brace yourself with patience. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have been on pre-order for a while now and are all on backorder as of this writing. If reserved today, a 32GB Galaxy S6 in black, white, or gold, will ship in 1 to 2 weeks. Same is the case with the white and black 64GB Galaxy S6 edge, and the gold color will need 2 to 3 weeks to arrive. All 128GB models are estimated to ship within a 5- to 6-month period.

At Three UK, only the black and white Samsung Galaxy S6 with 32GB of storage are expected to ship at the April 10 release date. Other models are projected to ship on April 21. As for the 128GB S6 and S6 edge variants, they're currently listed as unavailable.

Availability at EE UK is also patchy. If pre-ordered today, a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge should arrive within 10 to 21 days, with the gold models being the scarcest of all. Don't bother looking for a 128GB model.

At O2, only the 32GB Galaxy S6 and the 64GB Galaxy S6 edge will make it to the April 10 launch date. The remainder of the bunch will be available no sooner than May 1. The 128GB models may take even longer since there's no availability information about them posted on the carrier's web page.

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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35 Comments

1. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

looks like VW customers are the smartest!!! not falling for the padding of Samsungs pockets with their overpriced phone!

3. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I'm certain that because VZW has the largest customer base that they were allocated a larger supply of S6 & S6 Edge handsets than other carriers here in the us...But that's just my guess...

5. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Also, could go based on past trends of moving Samsung Devices as well, They keep track and record how many devices sold per brand/model. That's why Samsung ,Motorola, and LG brand ambassadors show up time to time to each location. There has to be some incentive for them to keep showing up and keep track of sales delta based on influence of said ambassador.

14. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Nick T., Could anyone help me, please? I am currently on At&t GoPhone, but I am traveling to Europe every month. I could not find unlocked Samsung S6 Edge in the US that support LTE from Samsung mobile or any retail store. In contrast, HTC M9 , Moto X, or iPhone6 are available in the unlocked version. How can I get GSM Unlocked S6 Edge in the US that works with At&t LTE network? Thank you for everyone could help me.

2. Sauce5 unregistered

The pricing is fair for these two phones. People who shout "overpriced" need to get over themselves and do some common sense thinkin' :) It's funny, because not too long ago people were complaining about Samsungs..."Samesungs"* same cheap plastic boring design. Samsung delivers, and what do ya' know; the same people complain that it's too over priced. Really?

23. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I absolutely agree sir!

33. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Design is borrowed from apple. The bottom part looks so much similar to that of iPhone 6. And front is same as galaxy phones,its just that the device is slimmer and has glass on both sides (like xperia z series phones) you feeling like this is a huge design change.

4. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Lool the rate at which the gold version is getting outsold is funny, people that pre-ordered are beautifully fast

6. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Of course Verizon is last to deliver! Every other major US carrier has shipped preorders.

7. Sauce5 unregistered

The rich are rich because of a major reason: they spend properly. Verizon is the most expensive provider, which could lead healthy debate to saying that wealthier & well off people are on Verizon more than any other carrier. Last to deliver because of their own faults, or because of their customers smart spending?

16. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

That made absolutely no sense

21. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You noticed that, did you?

31. willard12 unregistered

I'm guessing he was high when he wrote it.

29. kiesersozay

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

Not really. I have 6 GB on their plan and they give you 25.00 of their monthly connection fee when you buy a phone on their Edge program. So the S6 64 GB phone will cost me $4.99 which is cheaper than Sprint's price.

8. farzingh

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

i cant wait :)

9. Jeff72

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

What about unlocked?

10. TBomb

Posts: 1551; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Not here to scream "overpriced" because everything is going up and up and thats just life nowadays.... but remember when you could get a top notch phone for $200?

19. Rydsmith unregistered

You can. Just like you could back then...with a two year agreement.

11. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Galaxy Note 4 A lot better Value than these Two Phones

12. GeekMovement unregistered

So did I miss some news about the emerald green and topaz blue colors or are they coming really late after the launching date?

25. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I seen that the emerald one said coming at a later date, not sure about blue

26. GeekMovement unregistered

I see, hope it won't take too long! ☺

13. Man_Utd

Posts: 188; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Thanks to T-Mo, I've had my S6 for over a week now, and they credited my account the $25 to overnight the shipment. I then signed up for the year free of Netflix. How can you beat that?

15. Tooluka

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 27, 2014

Official Samsung price in Ukraine converted to dollars: S6 32 - 850$ S6 64 - 1020$ S6 Edge 32 - 1065$ S6 Edge 64 - 1235$ S6 Edge 128 - 1445$ Definitely not overpriced. Currently "cheapest" Galaxy is about the same price as most expensive iPhone 6 Plus.

18. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

When is the green emarald will be available for VZW?

20. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

GS6 isn't overpriced but a ripoff.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Save your money for Prep H and tissues.

22. baldilocks

Posts: 1536; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Well, they ARE overpriced. All phones are. Phones shouldn't cost as much as a Smart TV. :)

24. j_scorp

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 22, 2013

Why isn't the 32GB Gold version available for pre-order? It can't be a supply issue since I've checked the status for over a week. I think they are purposely nudging consumers to buy the more expensive version of the 6 and 6 edge first, then the 32 GB will be available after the official lance. Thoughts?

30. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

We want 64GB also don't have. Malaysia only selling 32GB! Don't know what Samsung Malaysia thinking!

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