Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to get permanent price cut from Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge to get permanent price cut from Samsung
Samsung, concerned about future smartphone sales, says it is planning to make a permanent price cut on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The news comes two weeks before the company is expected to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ at its next Unpacked event in New York City.

Along with its second quarter earnings report, which was released Thursday morning Korea time, Samsung stated that it would cut the price of the two phones in order to "maintain" its momentum. Despite the announcement, the amount of the price cut was not revealed. Nor did the manufacturer announce when it would implement the new pricing strategy.

After the Samsung Galaxy S5 launched last year, Samsung was criticized for sticking with a plastic build for the phone. After tepid sales of the device (despite its IP 67 certification), Samsung said it would rebuild the Samsung Galaxy S6 from scratch using a metal build. While Samsung took a step forward with the design of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, some might have been upset with some of the other changes made by Sammy such as sealing the battery cover and removing the microSD slot. Samsung also removed the waterproofing feature.

Today's earnings report also said that Samsung would be releasing new high-end models along with more low and mid-range phones. We can pretty well guess that the new high-end phones will be the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+.

source: CNET

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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36 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Sammy is absolutely lost! Ask Tom Brady!

5. BruceLeeRoyJenkins

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

What does this mean?!

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

17. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Yeah baby, make Galaxy Edge 64gb 550$ and I will buy it

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

lol funny

7. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

NO REMOVABLE BATTERY AND SD = FAIL I hope Samsung learned from their stupidity.

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Why are you copy-pasting in every Samsung article.

18. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Cos he's butthurt hard.

13. danny_a2005

Posts: 349; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

It's true this is in every article, I agree though, the phones are wonderful, but I really hope the next versions come with at least micro sd support.. I rahter have a huge battery inside that removable battery.

36. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nope going by lg sales and profits , removable battery and sd card reader included = FAIL, also all oems that offered or 1 of them, this year in the west, have sold no phones and have no profits This is because the basic customer likes the way how iPhone and a samsung now do it, so with iPhone going big, Samsung had to do this to keep the basic customer who as no idea wharf sd cards are and how to put a battery in there phone and so on

2. Gorilla

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

What a clickbait... Its interesting to know, but please atleast tell us when the actual price is revealed!

3. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Totally agreed PA is becoming some kinda fishing company

10. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

This is being reported by many other tech news outlets: The Verge, Cnet, Slashgear, PC Mag... I'm sorry that PhoneArena wasted so much of your time with this article that you felt the need to take the time to comment about how much of a waste of time it is, but in this industry (or any industry really) if everyone else is reporting something, you do too.

26. Gorilla

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Yes I understand, it is a mainstream problem, but still , its irritating sifting through the article and learning that the actual price isn't actually mentioned...

27. Gorilla

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Also, I never said it was a waste of time, I said it was interesting to know

4. MisterQ

Posts: 61; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

If it's $399 like Moto X Style, I would be happy

8. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

If its under $500 for the edge, I'm sold. But they'll probably just cut each one by $50.

14. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Just stay away. You are gonna hate Android when you suffer the incredible lag with TouchWiz

19. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Non existence on my s6.. maybe just a rare stuter and that's normal on every smartphone in the world.. the latest touchwiz is much much much improved.. s6 is the fastest phone right now..

24. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

I have S6 and OnePlus. Your statement is completely false. OnePlus One is much much faster than S6. It is corrrect that Touchwiz has improved, but it is still lags behind the stock Android.

29. Cicero

Posts: 1106; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You use it wrong (S6) lol.

30. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

what a bulls**t. I bet alot that you neither have an s6 nor probably never touched one...

32. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

What's bred in the bone will come out in the blood

37. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, so mate but you are very wrong, if you got the new update from the other day for the none USA phones the s6 is 100% faster

9. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Sounds to me they realized they failed and needs to sell off some of that extra unsold inventory. lol. I hope they realize they'll only be cutting into their profit margins with this price reduction.

15. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Ladies and gentleman, the S6 and S6 edge is not on Fire sale!

16. emotionalextremist

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

O lala ......................... :D

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

samsung is just lying, moto is more cheaper,..lol

25. Rock_Hardwood

Posts: 117; Member since: May 11, 2015

drop the price to $99 unlocked and even I will buy one

28. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

That's what they get for trying to be such an Apple. We buy a Samsung because it is packed with features and not priced as a brand new iPhone. They blew it with the price in this device.

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